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07/21/2011 'Power Crops': Learn about Bioenergy Farming at July 28 Field Day in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Giant miscanthus and hybrid willow could soon be growing across southern Ohio and other regions to produce fuel and energy. These are two of the "power crops" Ohio State University experts will be talking about and demonstrating at this year’s Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Day, to be held Thursday, July 28, at the OSU South Centers at Piketon. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
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
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
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
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
06/09/2011 Last Chance to Register for NE Ohio Lawn Care Seminar: Event is June 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Registration is coming to a close for this year’s Northeast Ohio Lawn Care Seminar, which will be held Thursday, June 16, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus, 1680 Madison Ave. Mauricio Espinoza
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
05/30/2012 Ohio State to Co-host International E. coli Symposium WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University food safety researchers have been selected to co-host the premier international scientific meeting dealing with dangerous E. coli infections that continue to pose global health concerns. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
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
04/29/2011 Chancellor Petro at OARDC Conference: 'You Are the Heart of Ohio's Economic Growth Prospects' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Speaking at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) annual conference yesterday (4/28) on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro said agriculture -- and the science that supports it -- are “the heart of Ohio’s economic growth prospects.” Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
06/09/2011 Rain Barrels and Gardening: Attend Free Event this Sunday in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Learn about rain barrels and their use in backyard gardening this Sunday, June 12, during a free educational program held at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.  Mauricio Espinoza
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
11/19/2010 Ohio State Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Support Ag Research, Outreach in Senegal COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will partner with Senegal’s Université Gaston Berger (UGB) to build up that West African nation’s agricultural research and outreach capabilities, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED). Mauricio Espinoza Richard Dick
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
10/10/2012 Interested in Renewable Energy? Nov. 8 Workshop in Wooster Has It All WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wind farms. Solar power. Biogas. Ohio is starting to embrace renewable energy. And you will have a chance to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of green energy generation Nov. 8 on the Wooster campus of Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li
05/27/2011 Cut Flower Growers to Meet in Wooster Aug. 8 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers will hold its 2011 Midwest Regional Meeting at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Aug. 8. Megan Shoenfelt Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

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