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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
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
10/20/2011 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
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
03/21/2011 Media Advisory: U.S. Rep. Renacci to Visit OARDC Tomorrow (3/22), Learn About Reconstruction, Economic Development Efforts WOOSTER, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (Ohio's 16th District) will visit the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) tomorrow, March 22, at 10:30 a.m., to learn about post-tornado reconstruction efforts and projects related to economic development and food safety. Mauricio Espinoza
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
09/29/2011 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
08/04/2011 Ohio State Scientists to Share in $25 Million Grant to Study Virus-Related Foodborne Illness COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Four Ohio State University scientists are part of a multi-state $25 million effort to reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused by viruses. Martha Filipic Richard Linton, Jianrong Li, Linda Saif, Qiuhong Wang
05/19/2011 Ohio 4-H Prepares Young People for the Workforce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio 4-H isn't billed as a workforce preparation program. But in many important ways, the youth development program helps Ohio's children and teens build the skills they'll need once they enter the working world. Martha Filipic Tom Archer, Theresa Ferrari, Nate Arnett
10/19/2011 Family Fundamentals: Use of cell phones can help, hurt parent/teen relationship (for October 2011) Our daughter just entered high school and wants us to get her a cell phone. I realize that most high school students do have a cell phone now, but I’m concerned that it will cause more problems than it’s worth. What are the pros and cons?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
06/20/2008 Chow Line: Scientists examining risks of raw produce (for 6/29/08) It seems like there have been more food safety problems with fresh produce in recent years. How do fruits and vegetables become contaminated? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune
04/27/2012 Chow Line: Microwave ovens safe if used properly A friend forwarded an email message that showed how using water heated in the microwave (and then allowed to cool) can kill houseplants. Is using the microwave to heat food safe? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
06/23/2011 Economist: Don't Blame Rising Food Prices on Fuel Costs COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Consumers continue to pay high prices at the fuel pump, and costs are also rising at the grocery store. But an Ohio State University agricultural economist says the two aren't related as much as people might think. Martha Filipic Ian Sheldon
01/20/2006 Family Fundamentals: Now is Time to Give Your Relationship a Tune-Up My husband and I have been married seven years, and we think we have a pretty good marriage. But it might be time for a “tune-up.” Any suggestions? Martha Filipic Ted Futris
12/08/2006 Chow Line: Don't grow Santa's belly during the holidays (for 12/17/06) I really do not want to gain weight over the holidays this year. Any good tips? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
06/22/2007 Chow Line: Summertime Corn: How sweet it is (for 7/1/07) What makes corn on the cob so sweet? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Bob Precheur
11/12/2010 Chow Line: Have the flu? Eating citrus perfectly OK (for 11/21/10) I read on some website that people with the flu should avoid citrus fruits because they could make the illness worse. Is there any truth to that? Martha Filipic Sarah Clark
10/10/2003 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake for calories, nutrients (for 10/19/03) I continue to be surprised at the amount of sugar my teenage daughter consumes. How bad is it for her? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
03/12/2010 Chow Line: Labels can guide healthful choices (for 3/21/10) Heart disease runs in my family. I know Nutrition Facts labels can help me make better food choices, but I'm not sure how. Can you help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer

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