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01/05/2010 Ohio First Lady Learns About Leading AgBioscience Research During OARDC Visit WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland witnessed the dedication of a renewable energy pilot plant and learned about first-class research on plant genetics, influenza viruses and green industrial products during her first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Mauricio Espinoza OARDC Director's Office
10/28/2011 Ohio State Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Induce 'Kidney Failure' in Malaria-causing Mosquitoes WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University entomologist has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to discover chemicals that could pave the way to an entirely new way of killing mosquitoes that spread malaria, a disease that claims the lives of 1 million children around the world each year. Mauricio Espinoza Peter Piermarini
08/11/2011 Southern Ohio Summer Wine Grape Workshop is Aug. 18 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Learn from Ohio State University experts and fellow grape growers how to improve fruit quality and profitability at the Southern Ohio Summer Wine Grape Workshop, to be held Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon. Mauricio Espinoza
06/28/2011 Annual Plants Trials Underway at Ohio State's Columbus Campus: Come and Judge by Yourself COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Next year’s favorite ornamental bedding and container plants in the U.S. may now be growing on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus -- and members of the green industry as well as homeowners are welcome to peruse the 727 varieties that are part of the 2011 annuals trials there. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
04/02/2007 Easter Chicks and Ducklings: Cute Presents Could Carry Dangerous Salmonella WOOSTER, Ohio — Chicks and ducklings can bring smiles to kids this Easter season, but they could also carry something not so cuddly into your home: Salmonella infection, an illness that is particularly dangerous to young children. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
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
01/15/2009 Vegetable Growers: Learn Tomato Grafting at Jan. 27 Workshop in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University is offering a workshop on tomato grafting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Wooster, tailored to growers interested in finding out more about this technique and related research trials. Mauricio Espinoza Matt Kleinhenz
07/27/2006 Velleman Receives Turkey Industry Research Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Sandra Velleman, a professor of animal sciences with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has been awarded the 2006 National Turkey Federation Research Award. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Kinder
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
07/17/2006 Global Warming in Your Garden? Common Plants, Bugs Reveal Important Climate Changes WOOSTER, Ohio — Evidence supporting climate change often comes in striking forms, anything from gigantic ozone-layer holes to remote melting glaciers. But signs the planet is getting warmer can be found in familiar places a lot closer to home: say, your flower bed or your tree lawn. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
06/30/2011 Kinnamon Joins Ohio State as Industry Liaison Director for Ag Biosciences WOOSTER, Ohio -- Bryan Kinnamon, an executive with more than three decades of experience in marketing and manufacturing technology at global businesses, has joined Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) as Industry Liaison Office Director. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
01/19/2011 Ohio State 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
02/11/2011 OARDC’s BioHio Research Park Attracts Companies, Creates Jobs in Growing Green Economy WOOSTER, Ohio -- At a time when the Buckeye state is trying to dig out of the recession and re-engineer its economy to boost job creation, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is collaborating with forward-thinking industry to do just that. Mauricio Espinoza Mel Kurtz, Rod Crider
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
11/06/2002 Viburnum Chewer Makes Its Way Into Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio --Ohio landscapers, nursery managers and home gardeners should begin examining their viburnums a little closer. A new exotic pest has just arrived in town --and it’s hungry for the popular woody ornamentals. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
05/25/2011 OARDC, Ford Partner to Test Russian Dandelion Rubber for Car Parts WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ford Motor Co. is joining forces with Ohio State University to find new uses for an alternative source of rubber being developed by scientists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin, Katrina Cornish
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
03/11/2003 EORDC Manager Receives Ohio Cattlemen's Award CALDWELL, Ohio — Wayne Shriver is not only the man responsible for the daily operations of the Eastern Ohio Resource and Development Center (EORDC). He’s also the owner of one of the state’s most successful cow-calf operations, which earned him the first-ever Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Commercial Producer of the Year Award. Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
01/19/2011 OARDC Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Growing U.S. Greenhouse Tomato Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve disease control and food safety in the country’s multi-million dollar greenhouse tomato industry -- which now accounts for nearly 40 percent of all fresh tomatoes sold in American supermarkets. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
10/10/2002 Wayne County Farm to Become Unique 'Living Laboratory' for OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University (OSU) has announced a gift of land from longtime Wayne County, Ohio resident Patricia Miller Quinby and the estate of her late sister, Virginia Miller Reed. Mauricio Espinoza Howard Wise
04/18/2003 'Golden Rice' Creator Ingo Potrykus to Speak at OARDC May 2 WOOSTER, Ohio -- World-renowned scientist Ingo Potrykus, who helped invent beta carotene-enriched "golden rice," is visiting the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Wooster campus to speak about biotechnology and world food security, May 2 from 3-4 p.m. in the center's Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
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
03/31/2010 Gov. Strickland Tours Bionergy Project at OARDC, Touts Digestion Technology WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said the partnership between the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and quasar energy group to produce renewable energy from biomass is a great example of how Ohio is vying to become a leader in the emerging green economy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
06/01/2012 Blowing in the Wind: OSU Extension Helps Communities Develop Wind Energy Projects VAN WERT, Ohio -- For many years, Glenn McClure has grown corn and soybeans on his 850-acre farm 10 miles northwest of Van Wert. Now, he's added a new crop to his rotation: wind energy. Mauricio Espinoza Nancy Bowen, Dan Litchfield
03/22/2011 Ohio State Receives $2.6M NSF Grant for Unique Research in Africa's Threatened Sahel Region COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the unique interactions between shrubs and crops as a basis for developing sustainable agricultural practices in the ecologically fragile Sahel region of Africa. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Dick

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