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07/10/2012 Composting Industry Tour Set for Aug. 23 in NW Ohio: How to Handle 1,300 Tons of Leaves, 35 Million Pounds of Food Scraps, More BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Two innovative, large-scale composting facilities in northwest Ohio will be the focus when Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23. Mary Wicks
07/10/2012 Ohio State’s Annual Manure Science Review Is Aug. 9 in NW Ohio: Learn How to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, More GROVER HILL, Ohio -- Reducing phosphorus runoff, a concern related to protecting water quality and preventing harmful algae blooms, will be just one of the topics when Ohio State presents Manure Science Review 2012 on Aug. 9 in northwest Ohio. Mary Wicks
10/27/2011 Ohio State Professor Emeritus Receives Top Award for Work in Environmental Education RALEIGH, NC -- Rosanne Fortner, professor emeritus of Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and former education director of Ohio State University Sea Grant, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference on Oct. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Matthew Forte Rosanne Fortner, Jeffrey Reutter
10/05/2010 Climate Change Impacts on Forests Research Focus for Fulbright Scholar COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The impact of climate change on forests and the implications it may bring to the United States will be the research focus of Ohio State University agricultural economist Brent Sohngen when he travels to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as a Fulbright Scholar next year. Maureen Miller Brent Sohngen
09/01/2011 Cleveland, Other Cities Could Produce Most of Their Food: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and other post-industrial North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current needs for fresh produce and other food items -- retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional health, social and environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
03/08/2011 Ohio State’s Overholt Drainage School is March 21-25 in NW Ohio WAUSEON, Ohio — There’s one place and one time of the year to learn about the latest developments in soil and water management: Ohio State University’s Overholt Drainage School, to take place March 21-25 in the northwestern Ohio town of Wauseon, not far from the Indiana and Michigan borders. Mauricio Espinoza Larry Brown
05/12/2005 Ohio State Receives $11.6 Million Third Frontier Award To Turn Crops Into Industrial Products COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has received an $11.6 million Third Frontier Project award to create the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC), which will develop chemical conversion technologies to generate industrial products such as lubricants and adhesives from raw materials grown in the state, including corn and soybeans. Mauricio Espinoza Bobby Moser
08/10/2009 Minnesotans Learn about Value of Trees, Invasive Insects from OSU Extension Team WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University Extension Nursery, Landscape and Turf Team's (ENLTT) recent educational road trip to Minnesota is an excellent example of what universities, communities and industry — not to mention states — stand to gain when they collaborate and share resources. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
11/30/2011 OARDC's Yebo Li Receives University Innovator Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has received Ohio State University's 2011 Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Mauricio Espinoza
06/19/2003 Highly Toxic Poison Hemlock a Threat in Newly Urbanized Areas CINCINNATI, Ohio -- If Socrates were alive, the first thing he would tell you is "Stay away from poison hemlock!" The toxic weed, reputedly used to execute the famous Greek philosopher in 329 B.C., has become common in Ohio during the past decade, posing a health risk to suburban dwellers, hikers, farmers and anyone who might come into close contact with it. Mauricio Espinoza Joe Boggs
02/01/2010 OARDC Green Energy Technology Key to New $2 Million Third Frontier Grant WOOSTER, Ohio — A recent $2 million grant awarded by the state of Ohio’s Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program to boost the amount of biogas produced from waste has at its core technology developed by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li
09/21/2012 Crop Insurance, Risk Management to Shape Next Farm Bill: Ohio State Ag Economists LONDON, Ohio -- The soaring cost of crop insurance and the move away from direct payments to farmers in favor of risk-management measures will shape the future of the Farm Bill, according to Ohio State University agricultural economists who shared their perspectives with farmers and other attendees Sept. 18 on the inaugural day of the 50th Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
11/27/2012 Cleveland, Similar Cities Could Produce Most of Their Energy: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and similar North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current energy needs, retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
10/19/2011 OARDC Works with Industry to Boost Ethanol Production, Create Jobs WOOSTER, Ohio -- The future of the U.S. ethanol industry depends on its ability to increase yields, be competitive with fossil fuels and fill a growing need for energy independence. Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is lending its expertise to make that possible. Mauricio Espinoza Fred Michel, Fred Clarke
01/11/2011 Get Your Field Crops Tips for 2011 from Ohio State Jan. 27 in Archbold (NW Ohio) ARCHBOLD, Ohio -- The annual Corn/Soybean Day from Ohio State University Extension will take place Jan. 27 in Archbold, Ohio (near the Indiana and Michigan borders) and will be packed with all the information you need to know to get off to a good start in the upcoming 2011 production season. Mauricio Espinoza Greg LaBarge
03/07/2007 Ohio State receives $2.9 million NSF grant to boost K-12 science education WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help boost science education in Ohio schools and prepare the future generation of U.S. scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Moore
02/23/2012 Training for Specialty Crop IPM Plan Developers Offered March 14 in London LONDON, Ohio -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ohio State University's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program are teaming up to offer a workshop on IPM conservation plan writing for specialty crop growers, March 14, in London, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Jasinski
07/09/2009 Late Blight Got Your Tomatoes/Potatoes? Learn about Symptoms, Management COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center on June 25 and last week’s wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard crops may be infected and what to do about it. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
10/02/2012 Media Advisory: Tomorrow: Ohio State President Gee to Visit Mansfield Bio-foam Company Commercializing University Technology WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and elected officials tomorrow (10/3) will tour a Mansfield company that manufactures an innovative source of renewable polyurethane foam, based on patented technology by the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).   Mauricio Espinoza
05/04/2005 Secrest Arboretum Crabapples Begin œBest Bloom in Decades WOOSTER, Ohio € A perfect storm of crabapple flowering will converge this weekend, May 7-8, in Wooster as the worlds greatest collection of crabapple trees reaches full bloom at Secrest Arboretum on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
10/20/2003 Ohio State Researchers Conduct Key Studies on Destructive Ash Pest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University scientists are studying the flight behavior of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the resistance of different species of ash to this exotic beetle, which has been found in four northwestern Ohio counties and has an appetite voracious enough to turn ash to dust in as little as one season. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
08/31/2012 $6M Announced for Reconstruction of Tornado-stricken Building on Ohio State's Wooster Campus WOOSTER, Ohio -- The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was severely damaged as a result of a Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
10/17/2007 Learn the Latest on Emerald Ash Borer Research Nov. 7 in Waldo (Marion Co.) WALDO, Ohio — Join Ohio and Michigan experts as they present the latest findings on the emerald ash borer (EAB), Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the town of Waldo, between Marion and Delaware, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
12/22/2014 Genes in 'Bad' Fungi Could Lead to More Efficient Cellulosic Ethanol Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fungal diseases cause significant losses food crops throughout the world. Now, an Ohio State University scientist is trying to use these bad fungi for good -- taking some of their genes to breed bioenergy crops that could make ethanol production cheaper and more efficient. Mauricio Espinoza Tom Mitchell
09/09/2011 OARDC to Unveil Unique Ag Safety Facility Sept. 16 in Wooster: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/10/2011 Vegetable Growers: High Tunnel Workshop Set for April 13 in Archbold, NW Ohio ARCHBOLD, Ohio -- High tunnels, an increasingly popular solution to extending the production season for fruits and vegetables, will be the focus of an April 13 Ohio State University Extension workshop to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the northwestern Ohio town of Archbold. Mauricio Espinoza Greg LaBarge
08/16/2004 Ohio State Robotic Harvester Sets Eye in Outer Space and Terrestrial Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) considers farming a matter of survival for future long-term space missions. Plants provide food when deliveries from Earth aren’t feasible and make air breathable and water drinkable. But who will care for and harvest crops when astronauts are so busy carrying out key mission tasks? Mauricio Espinoza Peter Ling
10/03/2008 Storm Cleanup Good Opportunity to Check for Emerald Ash Borer COLUMBUS, Ohio€ Ongoing cleanup of tree debris following the September windstorm that swept through Ohio can be a good opportunity for property owners and arborists to check ash trees for possible signs of emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
01/10/2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Corn and Beans: Agronomy School Begins Jan. 16 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Six Monday evenings in January and February will provide farmers and certified crop advisors (CCAs) with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today, just in time to begin planning another growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
08/13/2010 Local Students Become Scientists Thanks to OARDC Internship Program WOOSTER, Ohio — After 10 weeks of learning critical skills for conducting scientific research alongside renowned Ohio State University scientists, 56 high-school and undergraduate students finished their one-of-a-kind experience today (8/13) after participating in this year’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Research Internship Program (ORIP). Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal

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