AgAnswers...Ohio State workshop to focus on hops production for microbreweries

WOOSTER, Ohio - Growers looking to supply hops to Ohio's booming microbrewery industry need to first research which varieties of hops craft brewers want to avoid the costly mistake of investing in the wrong types, a horticulture expert with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences says.

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Borlaug Fellows Gain Inspiration, Insight During World Food Prize

Every year the World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug created the prize, which emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people.  Read more at about Borlaug Scholar Emmanuel Amoakwah click Here

On-farm tests show a higher production, growth rate and survival of improved perch

Two-year on-station and on-farm tests of genetically improved yellow perch were conducted on three sites at different latitudes in North Central Region. The aim of the project was to assess production parameters of selected yellow perch lines as compared to fish from local brood stock at commercial densities in ponds. 3rd generation of selected yellow perch lines from OCARD were used for the tests. This is an important step for commercialization of genetically improved strains.

Soil Health and Cover Crops Workshop is June 8 at Ohio State University South Centers

PIKETON, Ohio – Growers wanting to learn how to improve soil health and increase crop yields while reducing operating and input costs may want to consider using multi-functional cover crops, which can also improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and lower greenhouse gas emissions, a soil scientist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development (OCARD) located at OSU South Centers provides research and extension to promote and expand the aquaculture industry in Ohio and beyond. Through our state-of-the-art research center and innovative outreach programs, we accomplish our mission to increase the productivity, innovation and profitability of Ohio and U.S. aquaculture operations, while respecting sustainability and good stewardship.

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