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02/23/2012 Ohio State Anaerobic Digestion Technology Now Being Commercialized WOOSTER, Ohio -- Technology developed by an Ohio State University researcher is now being commercialized by quasar energy group to increase the types of waste that can be converted to biogas for energy and fuel uses. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Caroline Henry
07/27/2006 Velleman Receives Turkey Industry Research Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Sandra Velleman, a professor of animal sciences with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has been awarded the 2006 National Turkey Federation Research Award. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Kinder
03/07/2007 Ohio State receives $2.9 million NSF grant to boost K-12 science education WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help boost science education in Ohio schools and prepare the future generation of U.S. scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Moore
07/17/2006 Global Warming in Your Garden? Common Plants, Bugs Reveal Important Climate Changes WOOSTER, Ohio — Evidence supporting climate change often comes in striking forms, anything from gigantic ozone-layer holes to remote melting glaciers. But signs the planet is getting warmer can be found in familiar places a lot closer to home: say, your flower bed or your tree lawn. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
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
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
05/16/2012 Boosting Dairy Cattle Fertility: New Technologies, Outreach Go Hand in Hand COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows has always been a challenge for this industry. Ohio State University specialists are working to reverse this trend through the development of new reproduction techniques and training that emphasizes proper management. Mauricio Espinoza Gustavo Schuenemann, Mike Day
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
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
07/09/2009 Late Blight Got Your Tomatoes/Potatoes? Learn about Symptoms, Management COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center on June 25 and last week’s wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard crops may be infected and what to do about it. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
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
05/04/2005 Secrest Arboretum Crabapples Begin œBest Bloom in Decades WOOSTER, Ohio € A perfect storm of crabapple flowering will converge this weekend, May 7-8, in Wooster as the worlds greatest collection of crabapple trees reaches full bloom at Secrest Arboretum on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
10/20/2003 Ohio State Researchers Conduct Key Studies on Destructive Ash Pest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University scientists are studying the flight behavior of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the resistance of different species of ash to this exotic beetle, which has been found in four northwestern Ohio counties and has an appetite voracious enough to turn ash to dust in as little as one season. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
03/11/2003 EORDC Manager Receives Ohio Cattlemen's Award CALDWELL, Ohio — Wayne Shriver is not only the man responsible for the daily operations of the Eastern Ohio Resource and Development Center (EORDC). He’s also the owner of one of the state’s most successful cow-calf operations, which earned him the first-ever Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Commercial Producer of the Year Award. Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
05/14/2012 Ohio State Involved in Gates Foundation's $8M Grant for Childhood Malnutrition WOOSTER, Ohio -- An $8.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund an international team of scientists focused on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a critical global health problem: malnutrition in infants and children. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
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
10/17/2007 Learn the Latest on Emerald Ash Borer Research Nov. 7 in Waldo (Marion Co.) WALDO, Ohio — Join Ohio and Michigan experts as they present the latest findings on the emerald ash borer (EAB), Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the town of Waldo, between Marion and Delaware, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
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
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
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
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
12/21/2011 Ohio State Receives $1.4 M Grant for Development of Resistant Ash Tree WOOSTER, Ohio -- The native North American ash tree's future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, Jennifer Koch
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
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
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
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
01/27/2012 Farmers, Food Industry: Brix Workshops Set for Feb. 9 (Wooster) and Feb. 18 (Granville) WOOSTER, Ohio -- How much sugar is in your vegetables? How sweet might they taste? What factors influence sugar levels in vegetables? Are you interested in learning how to measure sugar levels using Brix values? The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will be offering two workshops on these topics, Feb. 9 in Wooster and Feb. 18 in Granville. 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
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

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