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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
06/06/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Biosafety Lab to Be Named after U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Friday, June 8, in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) will be named after longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (Ohio's 16th District), at a ceremony this Friday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. Regula has been a strong supporter of the facility. He retired from Congress in 2009. 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
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
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
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
06/05/2012 Animal Sciences Senior's Accomplishments Show Value of Comprehensive Ohio State Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What can an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences help you achieve in the 21st century? For graduating senior Drew Enigk, his dream career. Mauricio Espinoza Drew Enigk
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
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
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
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
06/04/2012 Over-the-counter Foggers Ineffective Against Bedbugs: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have found that over-the-counter foggers commonly used by consumers are not effective at killing bedbugs -- providing the first scientific evidence that such products should not be recommended for control of this increasingly worrisome pest. Mauricio Espinoza Susan Jones
02/23/2012 OARDC Names Research Lab After Former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees has approved naming the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) in honor of longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
08/12/2011 Corn, Soybeans: Attend SW Ohio Field Day For Expert Advice Aug. 16 in Washington Court House WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -- The Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and the Fayette County Agronomy Committee will hold their annual field day and test plot demonstrations on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fayette County Demonstration Farm just north of Washington Court House. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
12/15/2011 Ohio State Research Shows Dollar Value of Urban Trees, Benefits NE Ohio City WOOSTER, Ohio -- Urban trees provide vital environmental services that can be measured in terms of dollars, helping communities know their real value and make informed decisions. For the northeast Ohio city of Wooster, that value is $270,153 per year. Mauricio Espinoza Alejandro Chiriboga, Daryl Decker
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
03/20/2012 Beekeepers: Free Monthly Webinar Series from Ohio State Starts in April WOOSTER, Ohio -- Beekeepers in Ohio and beyond are invited to attend a free, monthly educational webinar series taught by Ohio State University experts, starting April 18. Mauricio Espinoza Denise Ellsworth
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
03/16/2012 OARDC Names BioHio Research Park Leader WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has selected Shauna R. Brummet as president and executive director of its BioHio Research Park in northeast Ohio. She will begin her position in April. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
04/22/2011 Soil Scientist Lal Named University Distinguished Professor, Ohio State’s Highest Honor COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rattan Lal, a preeminent soil scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been designated as a Distinguished University Professor -- the highest faculty honor bestowed by the university upon individuals who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research and service. Mauricio Espinoza
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
09/03/2002 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
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
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
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
07/16/2002 '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

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