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06/17/2011 Wheat Gone Bad? Here's How to Use It as Alternative Animal Feed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season -- in some cases below quality standards for milling -- they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop. One option is to use it as animal feed, but several factors need to be considered before incorporating this wheat into livestock diets. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Boyles
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
03/26/2009 Wood Pallet Makers and Users: Attend ISPM 15 Standards Workshops April and May in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — To help pallet makers and importers and exporters that use wood materials for shipping better understand the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15), Ohio State University Extension will be hosting three educational workshops April 30 in Dayton, May 4 in Chillicothe, and May 5 in Sugarcreek. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
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
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
06/21/2011 Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In only six years, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center has facilitated the creation of new companies, partnerships, products and jobs -- helping Ohio become a national leader in the promising field of bio-based specialty chemicals, polymers and advanced materials. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Myers
09/20/2007 Study Looks at Wild Birds' Impact on E. coli Spread on Farms WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University scientists are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E. coli contamination on farms, in an effort to gather crucial data leading to effective pre-harvest control strategies that would help minimize foodborne illnesses throughout the country. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
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
04/11/2003 OARDC Researcher, Pioneering Work Honored in Europe WOOSTER, Ohio -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan couldn’t attend the March 21 ceremony because of the war in Iraq. But that didn’t prevent Ohio State University researcher Linda Saif from fully enjoying her “once-in-a-lifetime experience” -- receiving an honorary doctorate from Ghent University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Europe. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
05/17/2011 Higher Fuel Prices To Impact Some Farmers More Than Others COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s unexpected rise in fuel prices is certain to impact farmers in Ohio and across the nation, but the extent of the impact will vary across agricultural sectors and will depend on other variables such as the weather and the fate of already record-high grain prices. Mauricio Espinoza Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Clif Little
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
06/21/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle Find Means More Bad News for Ohio's Forests, Tree Industries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infesting trees in Ohio -- announced by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 17 -- points to a worrisome trend of exotic, invasive pests attacking the state’s forests and urban tree resources while potentially dealing yet another blow to nursery and forest-products industries, according to Ohio State University scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, David Shetlar, Cindy Meyer
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
04/14/2011 Livestock Industry: May 2 Workshop in Columbus Tackles Ammonia, Nitrogen COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio State University agricultural air quality workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing livestock and poultry producers when it comes to ammonia emissions and their connection with nitrogen fertilizer. It will take place Monday, May 2, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Mauricio Espinoza
04/24/2006 New Biological Control Book Brainchild of Ohio State Scientist WOOSTER, Ohio — Biocontrol agents are becoming more popular as both the public and regulators recognize the environmental and human-health risks associated with chemical pesticides. Nematodes, one type of biocontrol agent, have proven to be highly effective against a wide variety of plant, animal and human pests. And now, a new book that compiles nematode research from around the world is helping spread the word about these unique natural pesticides. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
08/16/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education regarding the nature of influenza viruses and how to prevent infection, along with stepped up efforts to keep sick pigs away from agricultural fairs, are the best ways to minimize risk of human disease and any potentially adverse impact on the country's pork industry as a result of the current outbreak of influenza A H3N2 variant virus, Ohio State University animal virologists say. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
08/10/2009 Minnesotans Learn about Value of Trees, Invasive Insects from OSU Extension Team WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University Extension Nursery, Landscape and Turf Team's (ENLTT) recent educational road trip to Minnesota is an excellent example of what universities, communities and industry — not to mention states — stand to gain when they collaborate and share resources. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
09/01/2011 Cleveland, Other Cities Could Produce Most of Their Food: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and other post-industrial North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current needs for fresh produce and other food items -- retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional health, social and environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
02/18/2011 Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is one of 11 institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), which aims to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Richard Moore
03/03/2011 OARDC Helps Mansfield Company Produce 'Green' Polyurethane Foam, Jobs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Waste is a terrible thing to waste. That’s the mantra guiding an Ohio State University researcher and a bioenergy entrepreneur in the development of a brand-new, renewable source of polyurethane foam that’s expected to create up to 30 jobs in Mansfield, Ohio, in the next two years. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff Schultheis, Yebo Li
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
04/18/2011 Media Advisory: OSU President Gee Unable to Attend Green Fair in Wooster Tomorrow WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President Gordon Gee will not be attending tomorrow's Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, to be held on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), as well as other activities previously scheduled in the Wooster community. The cancellation is due to funeral arrangements for Andrew Sorensen, Ohio State's senior vice president for development, who died unexpectedly on April 17. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
01/06/2004 Prion Test Would Allow Early Detection of Mad Cow, Other TSEs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University researcher Srinand Sreevatsan not only believes early detection is the best way to fight mad cow disease. He’s also creating tools to make it possible. Mauricio Espinoza Srinand Sreevatsan
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
11/15/2012 New Bio-fertilizer Can Increase Hydroponic Vegetable Growth: Ohio State Trials WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new organic-based fertilizer for commercial hydroponic production can boost lettuce growth by about 13 percent, according to preliminary trials conducted by Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Robert Hansen, Bill Diederich, Paul Brentlinger
09/09/2008 OARDC Scientist Wins International Plant Pathology Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Larry Madden, a professor of plant pathology at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has been awarded the 2008 Jakob Eriksson Prize for his numerous contributions in plant-disease epidemiology. Mauricio Espinoza Mike Boehm
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

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