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01/18/2011 Northern Ohio Crops Day is Feb. 10 in Gibsonburg: Yields, Pests, Crop Insurance Among the Topics GIBSONBURG, Ohio -- Timely presentations by university experts and information from a variety of exhibitors await farmers at this year’s Northern Ohio Crops Day, Thursday, Feb. 10 in Gibsonburg, Ohio, just in time to plan for this year’s growing season. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Koenig
08/27/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State's Board of Trustees Meets in Wooster Aug. 29; Campus Reconstruction Announcement to Be Made WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Board of Trustees will meet on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) this Wednesday, Aug. 29. An announcement about campus reconstruction will be made at this meeting. Mauricio Espinoza
06/28/2010 Flagpole at Muck Crops Station Honors Memory of Local Grower CELERYVILLE, Ohio — A flagpole erected at the Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, south of Willard in Huron County, Ohio, carries a special meaning for growers who raise vegetables in the area’s fertile black soils. Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
09/01/2011 OARDC To Mark Tornado Anniversary Sept. 16 with Community Recognition, New Building Dedication: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will raise the banners of renewal and resurgence up high on Sept. 16, as it commemorates the one-year anniversary of a tornado that destroyed part of the campus with a day full of recognition ceremonies and the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind research facility in the state. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
05/14/2012 Ohio State Involved in Gates Foundation's $8M Grant for Childhood Malnutrition WOOSTER, Ohio -- An $8.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund an international team of scientists focused on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a critical global health problem: malnutrition in infants and children. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
06/13/2005 Ohio State Agriculture, Medical Researchers Test Berries as Cancer-fighters COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you have any doubts that "five a day" are good for you, here's some fruit for thought: berries could save your life. An interdisciplinary team of Ohio State University food, agricultural, and medical researchers are studying berries to determine if they can stop or slow some of the biological processes that contribute to the development or spread of certain types of cancer. Mauricio Espinoza Joe Scheerens
10/23/2012 Pilot Plant, Research Advancements Help Drive Domestic Natural Rubber Project Forward WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 6,000-square-foot pilot plant in Wooster makes gloves and a variety of other latex and rubber products. But the natural rubber used in this plant doesn't come from where you would expect it. Mauricio Espinoza Katrina Cornish, Matt Kleinhenz, John Cardina
03/05/2012 Winter Farming in Cleveland? Yes, With Help from Ohio State Ag Experts CLEVELAND, Ohio -- You don't have to move to warmer climates (South Beach, anyone?) to enjoy the benefits of locally grown lettuce, herbs and other fresh produce in Cleveland during the winter. Mauricio Espinoza Marie Barni, Gerry Gross
01/18/2012 Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, But Proper Application Crucial COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Saturated field conditions last fall and early this winter have made it difficult for livestock producers in Ohio and the Midwest to apply manure. As a result, most farmers are beginning to run out of manure storage room right now. Mauricio Espinoza
03/13/2008 Ohio State Crop Scientists Discover Gene That Controls Fruit Shape WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University crop scientists have cloned a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery behind the huge morphological differences among edible fruits and vegetables as well as provide new insight into mechanisms of plant development. The discovery was reported, as the cover article, in the March 14 issue of the journal Science. Mauricio Espinoza Esther van der Knaap
10/24/2011 Ohio State, Iceland's University and Soil Service Sign Cooperation Agreements COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of its drive to forge lasting global partnerships, Ohio State University has signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the University of Iceland and that European island-nation’s Soil Conservation Service with the goal of enhancing educational experiences and advancing critical research dealing with climate change, environmental sustainability and food security. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin
06/07/2007 OARDC Breaks Ground for State-of-the-art Feedstock Processing Research Facility WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has begun construction of a state-of-the-art Feedstock Processing Research Facility, which is expected to increase the quality of feeds for vital livestock and poultry research and aid in the development of renewable industrial products. Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
12/05/2012 Finer Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science WOOSTER, Ohio -- John Finer, a professor in Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -- a recognition bestowed upon leading researchers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to promote science or its applications. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, John Finer
03/24/2003 A Formula For Higher Pest Resistance in Ornamental Trees WOOSTER, Ohio — Stronger cultivars. Less fertilizers. Less pesticides. These are the three ingredients in a formula developed by Ohio State University researcher Dan Herms to promote higher pest resistance in popular ornamental trees and shrubs. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
09/11/2003 Researcher Seeks to Solve Tomato Shape Riddle, Develop New Varieties WOOSTER, Ohio -- That round cherry tomatoes go in salads and long roma tomatoes go in cans is no mystery. What remains a puzzle for researchers is why tomatoes come in so many different shapes and how and when such variations occur. But not for much longer. Mauricio Espinoza Esther van der Knaap
04/12/2010 OARDC Breaks Ground for Unique Ag Safety Research Facility WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) broke ground April 8 for a highly secure bio-containment building on its Wooster campus that will enhance its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals — and further protect Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
07/23/2010 Ag Secretary Vilsack: OARDC, Industry Partners Key to 'New Rural America' WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured a new facility that turns waste into green energy and learned about efforts to develop a new domestic crop that yields natural rubber during his first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus last Monday (7/19). Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin
06/24/2011 Three-Day West Ohio Grazing School To Be Held in July in Sidney: Register by July 8 SIDNEY, Ohio -- A three-day, intensive-grazing educational program designed for livestock producers in both Ohio and Indiana is scheduled for July 14, 21 and 23 at the Shelby County office of Ohio State University Extension in Sidney, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
12/21/2005 Trials Help Poinsettias Get New Look for the Holidays COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most of them are red and heart-shaped. But others are white, pink, red-orangey, peachy, lime or red with white speckles, and look more like a rose, a carnation or a holly leaf. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
09/29/2011 Sheep, Goat Producers: Management Skills Workshop to be Held Oct. 14 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sheep and goat producers who are certified organic, in transition to becoming organic, or just interested in small ruminants and organic methods won't want to miss the Management Skills for Organic Small Ruminants Workshop, to be held Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Kathy Bielek
01/03/2003 Researchers Take Close Look at Emerging Corn Virus WOOSTER, Ohio — Maize fine streak virus (MFSV) was first spotted three years ago in a sweet corn field in southwestern Georgia. Since then, scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have learned enough about the disease to be prepared for its possible spread to the Corn Belt. Mauricio Espinoza Margaret Redinbaugh
09/07/2011 OSU South Centers Celebrate 20 Years with Open House Sept. 15 PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon are celebrating two decades of diversifying agriculture and promoting economic development in southern Ohio, and want to share this milestone with area residents, friends and clientele past and present at a Sept. 15 open house. Mauricio Espinoza Tom Worley
05/10/2012 Curcumin Extract Lowers Triglycerides, Boosts Antioxidant Activity: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A low dose of a curcumin extract from the spice turmeric can have a variety of positive health effects on healthy middle-aged individuals, according to an Ohio State University study presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting April 23 in San Diego. Mauricio Espinoza Robert DiSilvestro
08/12/2004 Ohio State Plant Pathologist Recognized for Work on Fruit Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The next time you enjoy a sweet, juicy, disease-free apple or strawberry, take a few seconds to thank Ohio State University scientist Mike Ellis. Mauricio Espinoza Randy Rowe
10/20/2011 Bucking Hardwood Logs for Urban Tree Professionals: Sign Up for Nov. 15 Workshop in Bowling Green BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Urban foresters and other tree professionals will learn the best ways to utilize tree stems to their highest potential and find better markets at a one-day, hands-on workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Bowling Green, northwest Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
11/24/2010 OARDC Establishes Tornado Relief Fund For Graduate Student Losses, Landscaping WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has established a relief fund to assist graduate students affected by the Sept. 16 tornado that hit its Wooster campus and to help with landscaping and other beautification projects. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
05/25/2011 Register Now for June 9 Free Pond Clinic in Southeastern Ohio BELLE VALLEY, Ohio -- Ohio State University and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of Guernsey and Noble counties will hold a free pond clinic from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd. (Township Highway 126), in Belle Valley. Mauricio Espinoza Clif Little
08/22/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education, prevention and surveillance are key to minimizing risk of human disease and any adverse impact on the country's pork industry from the current H3N2 virus outbreak. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
10/26/2009 For Grape Growers: Ohio State Hosts Conference Nov. 6 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio — Grape growers will have the opportunity to learn from national experts at the upcoming Fall Viticulture Conference, to be held Nov. 6 on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Imed Dami
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

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