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09/03/2002 OARDC Plant Pathologist Honored for International Service WOOSTER, Ohio – Sally Miller, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is a one-of-a-kind global fighter. For almost a decade now, she has been cruising the world in search of pests to kill and vegetables to save. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
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
08/10/2010 Miller Receives Prestigious Plant Pathology Recognition for Work on Vegetable Crops WOOSTER, Ohio — Sally Miller has dedicated her career to helping vegetable farmers protect their crops, whether close to her hometown in northeast Ohio or as far away as Bangladesh. Such dedication has earned the Canton native and Ohio State University plant pathologist the recognition of fellow by the American Phytopathological Society (APS) — one of the highest distinctions bestowed on scientists who specialize in the study and control of diseases of plants. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
09/14/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: OARDC to Dedicate First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Lab Sept. 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil this Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building for the study of infectious diseases of plants and animals that threaten Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
05/16/2012 Boosting Dairy Cattle Fertility: New Technologies, Outreach Go Hand in Hand COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows has always been a challenge for this industry. Ohio State University specialists are working to reverse this trend through the development of new reproduction techniques and training that emphasizes proper management. Mauricio Espinoza Gustavo Schuenemann, Mike Day
12/26/2011 Ohio State Helps Cabbage Industry Dish Out the Perfect Kraut FREMONT, Ohio -- For good luck in the New Year, Americans eat sauerkraut. For cost savings and a higher-quality product, Ohio cabbage growers and processors turn to the experts at Ohio State University. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Koenig, Bruce Hanzel
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
01/30/2012 OSU Extension Launches New Forest Products Website COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With industrial output totaling $22.4 billion, Ohio's forest products industry makes a significant impact on the state's economy. To reflect the importance of this sector and to better serve the needs of its production forestry clientele, Ohio State University Extension has launched a new website dedicated to the industry: http://ohiowood.osu.edu. Mauricio Espinoza Eric McConnell
01/21/2011 OARDC Researchers Conduct First Genetic Study of Bedbugs, Find Possible Pesticide-Resistance Genes WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have conducted the first genetic study of bedbugs, paving the road to the identification of potential genes associated with pesticide resistance and possible new control methods for the troublesome insect, whose sudden resurgence in the United States has led to a public health scare. Mauricio Espinoza Omprakash Mittapalli
07/05/2007 Sen. Voinovich Learns About Bio-energy, Climate Change Research at OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Sen. George Voinovich toured the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) June 29 to learn about ongoing research seeking to develop new sources of renewable energy and industrial products and combat the effects of global warming. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
09/15/2005 OARDC Receives NorTech Innovation Award for Bio-energy Initiative WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is looking for new ways to meet the energy challenges currently facing the United States from a very unusual source — waste generated by farming and food-processing operations. Mauricio Espinoza Floyd Schanbacher
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
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
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
01/13/2003 OARDC Researcher Awarded Honorary Doctorate WOOSTER, Ohio — Linda Saif, a scientist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Belgium’s Ghent University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Europe. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
12/21/2011 Ohio State Receives $1.4 M Grant for Development of Resistant Ash Tree WOOSTER, Ohio -- The native North American ash tree's future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, Jennifer Koch
01/27/2012 Farmers, Food Industry: Brix Workshops Set for Feb. 9 (Wooster) and Feb. 18 (Granville) WOOSTER, Ohio -- How much sugar is in your vegetables? How sweet might they taste? What factors influence sugar levels in vegetables? Are you interested in learning how to measure sugar levels using Brix values? The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will be offering two workshops on these topics, Feb. 9 in Wooster and Feb. 18 in Granville. Mauricio Espinoza
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
08/30/2010 OSU Extension Plays Key Role in Solar Energy Development in Ohio UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio — The dedication of Ohio’s largest solar energy farm in Upper Sandusky demonstrates how Ohio State University Extension can play an invaluable role in the development of renewable energy projects, economic activity and jobs throughout the state. Mauricio Espinoza Eric Romich
08/05/2002 OARDC Researcher Receives Tomato Award FREMONT, Ohio — David Francis’s tomatoes are redder, more nutritious and highly resistant to diseases. Now, they are also award-winners. Mauricio Espinoza David Francis
08/27/2008 OARDC Researcher to Lead International Scientific Society WOOSTER, Ohio — Parwinder Grewal, a professor of entomology with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), has been elected to lead the Society of Nematologists (SON) — an international scientific organization dedicated to the study of nematodes, one of the most abundant and diverse life forms on Earth. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
02/08/2011 Cover Crops Focus of Ag Day Program Feb. 16 in Paulding (Western Ohio) PAULDING, Ohio -- Learn about cover crops from Ohio State University experts and hear from a farmer who has used them on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Paulding County office of OSU Extension, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, not far from the Indiana border. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Lopshire
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
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
01/31/2011 Treating Ash Trees Viable Option for Homeowners, Municipalities: Ohio State Experts WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cutting down ash trees isn’t the only strategy for managing emerald ash borer (EAB) in residential and municipal landscapes, according to Ohio State University experts. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms

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