OSU Experts: Adapting Agriculture to Extreme Weather

From the record drought that covered much of the nation last year to Superstorm Sandy that caused an estimated $50 billion or more in damage in the Northeast and Midwest, extreme weather events plagued growers nationwide throughout 2012 and experts anticipate more in the future.  As a result, growers have to find ways to adapt agriculture to such conditions, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Read More

OSU Wine Grape Variety Trial Seeks to Increase Ohio Wine Grape Growing Options

OSU Researchers seek to increase Ohio winegrape options with variety trials.  In an effort to boost Ohio's wine industry, researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are determining what new wine grape varieties can survive and thrive in Ohio's climate.   Read article.

Innovative Approaches to Managing Drainage Ditches Can Save Growers Time, Money and Better Benefit Waterways, Ohio State Experts Say

ADA, Ohio – Innovative approaches to ditch management could save Ohio crop growers time and money while at the same time reducing the flow of phosphorus and nitrogen through ditches that eventually end up in stream water, rivers and ultimately in Lake Erie and beyond, Ohio State University experts said. Read More

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