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01/10/2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Corn and Beans: Agronomy School Begins Jan. 16 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Six Monday evenings in January and February will provide farmers and certified crop advisors (CCAs) with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today, just in time to begin planning another growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
09/09/2011 OARDC to Unveil Unique Ag Safety Facility Sept. 16 in Wooster: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
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
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
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
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
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
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
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
10/05/2010 Climate Change Impacts on Forests Research Focus for Fulbright Scholar COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The impact of climate change on forests and the implications it may bring to the United States will be the research focus of Ohio State University agricultural economist Brent Sohngen when he travels to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as a Fulbright Scholar next year. Maureen Miller Brent Sohngen
10/27/2011 Ohio State Professor Emeritus Receives Top Award for Work in Environmental Education RALEIGH, NC -- Rosanne Fortner, professor emeritus of Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and former education director of Ohio State University Sea Grant, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference on Oct. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Matthew Forte Rosanne Fortner, Jeffrey Reutter
07/10/2012 Composting Industry Tour Set for Aug. 23 in NW Ohio: How to Handle 1,300 Tons of Leaves, 35 Million Pounds of Food Scraps, More BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Two innovative, large-scale composting facilities in northwest Ohio will be the focus when Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23. Mary Wicks
07/10/2012 Ohio State’s Annual Manure Science Review Is Aug. 9 in NW Ohio: Learn How to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, More GROVER HILL, Ohio -- Reducing phosphorus runoff, a concern related to protecting water quality and preventing harmful algae blooms, will be just one of the topics when Ohio State presents Manure Science Review 2012 on Aug. 9 in northwest Ohio. Mary Wicks
07/02/2012 Secretary of Agriculture: Ohio State's Ag Research Plays 'Essential Role' in Health Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The story of American agriculture is much broader than the crops grown in farm fields, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Martha Filipic, Tracy Turner Steven Schwartz
12/22/2014 Chow Line: Metabolic syndrome explained (4/20/12) I’ve often heard of “metabolic syndrome,” but what is it, exactly? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
07/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resources can help measure financial fitness (July 2012) We have little debt, but we also have trouble putting money into savings on a regular basis. I feel pretty comfortable with our family finances, but how can I tell if we’re really doing OK? Martha Filipic Kathy Michelich
07/19/2011 Cuyahoga County: Home on the Farm CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The grayness of neglect too often seen in this aging rust-belt city is being transformed into acres of flourishing green thanks to Ohio State University Extension and a vast coalition of partners.   Martha Filipic Marie Barni
01/13/2011 Study: Inexpensive Cleaners Can Effectively Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food-borne illness each year. Consumers can take steps to protect themselves and their families by cleaning and sanitizing kitchen surfaces regularly.   Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/31/2007 Chow Line: Keep viruses at bay by washing hands (for 9/9/07) What are "noroviruses," and how can they be prevented? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/05/2007 Chow Line: How to store oil is a controversial topic (for 1/14/07) I read on an Internet site that vegetable oil should be refrigerated after opening, but I've never done this and I've never had a problem. Should I start? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
02/27/2009 Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09) Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
04/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Parents: Strengthen family by changing your focus (for April 2010) Our son has never been a great student, but the stakes are higher now that he's in high school, and we can't get him to understand that. Nothing we've tried has worked -- he just doesn't care about getting good grades. What can we do? Martha Filipic Stephen Gavazzi
05/16/2008 Chow Line: Calcium difficult for body to absorb (for 5/25/08) I always have milk in the morning with my high-fiber cereal. But a friend told me that fiber prevents the body from absorbing calcium. If that's true, what should I do? Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
10/26/2009 Food Scientist Uses High Pressure to Keep Food Safe -- for a Long, Long Time COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University food science researcher V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam isn't feeling pressure to perform. He's using pressure. Martha Filipic V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam
07/13/2007 Chow Line: Most children don't get enough calcium (for 7/22/07) I heard most children don't consume enough calcium. How much should they get? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
03/27/2012 Farmers Consider Modifying Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although decisions on what to plant essentially took place last summer or fall when farmers ordered seed and other inputs, now is the time many consider tweaking those plans, says an Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Martha Filipic Barry Ward

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