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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
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
05/13/2011 Wheat Disease Management Reaches Critical Stage; Spray Timing Key WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cool, wet weather in the past few weeks and warmer weather expected in the next few days may spell trouble for wheat growers in some parts of Ohio, as conditions become favorable for head scab and vomitoxin as well as a host of foliar diseases such as powdery mildew, Ohio State agronomic crops experts reported today. Mauricio Espinoza Pierce Paul
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
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
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
05/22/2012 Remember the Borer: EAB Awareness Week Returns May 20-26 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Emerald ash borer (EAB), the invasive insect that kills ash trees, continues to spread throughout the state. EAB Awareness Week, May 20-26, is the perfect opportunity to remind Ohioans of this pest's impact and their role in helping to limit its spread. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
08/29/2011 Join the 'Buckthorn Watch': Citizens Needed to Track Invasive Plant in Ohio, Mich., Iowa WOOSTER, Ohio -- University scientists are trying to find out if common buckthorn is really common in Ohio, Michigan and Iowa -- and will be counting on residents of these states to spot the invasive plant, report their findings online and help fight agricultural and household pests that benefit from its presence in the landscape. Mauricio Espinoza Mary Gardiner
02/23/2012 Ohio State Food Scientist Is TechColumbus's Outstanding Woman in Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Monica Giusti, an assistant professor in Ohio State University’s Department of Food Science and Technology, has been named Outstanding Woman in Technology by TechColumbus for her pathbreaking work on beneficial compounds of fruits and vegetables. Mauricio Espinoza Monica Giusti
10/05/2012 'An Ohio State Story': Lab Idea Yields 60 Local Jobs, New Green Industry MANSFIELD, Ohio -- An industry need. A waste product. An idea by an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientist. Mix them together. What do you get? A new company. Sixty new Ohio jobs. And a new green industry. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Jeff Schultheis
06/15/2012 Ohio State Partner in $5.7M Grant to Develop New Biofuel WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mauricio Espinoza Katrina Cornish, Josh Blakeslee
08/13/2008 OARDC Internship Boosts Northeast Ohio Students Science Interests, Skills WOOSTER, Ohio€ Thirty-eight high-school and undergraduate students have spent this summer doing what is typically available only to scholars in graduate school: conducting laboratory and field research work alongside nationally and internationally recognized scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
06/17/2011 Wheat Gone Bad? Here's How to Use It as Alternative Animal Feed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season -- in some cases below quality standards for milling -- they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop. One option is to use it as animal feed, but several factors need to be considered before incorporating this wheat into livestock diets. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Boyles
12/21/2012 Scarlet or Not, Ohio State Works to Make Sure Your Poinsettias Are the Best WOOSTER, Ohio -- If you live in Ohio and bought a poinsettia for the holidays, chances are Ohio State University agricultural scientists, educators or alumni had a hand in making them look beautiful and healthy. Mauricio Espinoza Luis Cañas
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
03/26/2009 Wood Pallet Makers and Users: Attend ISPM 15 Standards Workshops April and May in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — To help pallet makers and importers and exporters that use wood materials for shipping better understand the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15), Ohio State University Extension will be hosting three educational workshops April 30 in Dayton, May 4 in Chillicothe, and May 5 in Sugarcreek. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
11/02/2010 'OARDC Is Key to Country's Future': USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan WOOSTER, Ohio — After touring the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) — which is recovering from a Sept. 16 tornado that destroyed buildings, greenhouses, equipment and invaluable research — U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said it’s time “to heal” and to move forward with projects that are crucial to agriculture and the country’s future development. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
12/21/2012 Christmas Trees Offer Many Environmental Benefits — And You Can Put a Dollar Sign Next to Them WOOSTER, Ohio -- That freshly cut or live Christmas tree standing in your living room provides a host of benefits and value beyond the sheer joy of the holidays -- in the form of environmental services such as cleaner air, reduced energy use and absorption of stormwater runoff. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
09/20/2007 Study Looks at Wild Birds' Impact on E. coli Spread on Farms WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University scientists are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E. coli contamination on farms, in an effort to gather crucial data leading to effective pre-harvest control strategies that would help minimize foodborne illnesses throughout the country. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
05/17/2011 Higher Fuel Prices To Impact Some Farmers More Than Others COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s unexpected rise in fuel prices is certain to impact farmers in Ohio and across the nation, but the extent of the impact will vary across agricultural sectors and will depend on other variables such as the weather and the fate of already record-high grain prices. Mauricio Espinoza Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Clif Little
11/12/2012 OARDC Receives National Research Award for Critical Soybean Rust Work WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is one of the recipients of the 2012 Experiment Station Section Award of Excellence in Multistate Research for its work to rapidly address the threat of soybean rust to U.S. agricultural production. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Anne Dorrance
06/21/2011 Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In only six years, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center has facilitated the creation of new companies, partnerships, products and jobs -- helping Ohio become a national leader in the promising field of bio-based specialty chemicals, polymers and advanced materials. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Myers
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
04/14/2011 Livestock Industry: May 2 Workshop in Columbus Tackles Ammonia, Nitrogen COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio State University agricultural air quality workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing livestock and poultry producers when it comes to ammonia emissions and their connection with nitrogen fertilizer. It will take place Monday, May 2, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Mauricio Espinoza
03/07/2011 Ohio State Receives $24M USAID Grant to Boost Agriculture, Food Security in Tanzania COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has been awarded a $24 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the East African nation of Tanzania. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Erbaugh, David Kraybill
06/21/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle Find Means More Bad News for Ohio's Forests, Tree Industries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infesting trees in Ohio -- announced by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 17 -- points to a worrisome trend of exotic, invasive pests attacking the state’s forests and urban tree resources while potentially dealing yet another blow to nursery and forest-products industries, according to Ohio State University scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, David Shetlar, Cindy Meyer
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
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
02/23/2012 Ohio State Anaerobic Digestion Technology Now Being Commercialized WOOSTER, Ohio -- Technology developed by an Ohio State University researcher is now being commercialized by quasar energy group to increase the types of waste that can be converted to biogas for energy and fuel uses. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Caroline Henry

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