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12/20/2002 Soybean Trials Show Strength Of Varieties COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like the Ohio Corn Performance Test, results of the 2002 Ohio Soybean Performance Trials are singing the same tune. Those varieties that yielded well under a wet spring and dry summer can tolerate a lot of stress. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
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
01/09/2003 Winter Pork Producer Programs Set OTTAWA, Ohio — From swine health issues to reproductive management to nutritional assessments, pork producers and agricultural professionals can get the latest in research and industry-related information at the 2003 Ohio State University Extension Pork Producer Programs. Candace Pollock Dale Ricker
01/13/2003 OARDC Researcher Awarded Honorary Doctorate WOOSTER, Ohio — Linda Saif, a scientist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Belgium’s Ghent University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Europe. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
02/06/2003 Chow Line: Waxy or mealy? Choose spuds wisely (for 2/16/03) At a holiday dinner, my daughter used russets to make mashed potatoes. I always thought russets were for baking. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/12/2003 Project Comes To The Rescue of Ohio's Agricultural Literature WOOSTER, Ohio — Unique and invaluable publications that convey the history of Ohio’s agriculture and rural life in their brittle pages will be saved from obliteration thanks to a preservation project led by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Connie Britton
02/13/2003 Ag. Technology Program Part of Conservation Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio — With agricultural technology changing the way business is conducted, growers and industry professionals are learning to use such materials to improve communication and develop more efficient record keeping. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
02/13/2003 Geospatial Conference Highlights Success of Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio — Learning to use a variety of geospatial technologies and successfully applying them to agriculture and natural resources land use planning and management will be the key focus of an in-depth Ohio geospatial technology conference — the first program of its nature to be held in the United States. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
02/20/2003 Be Prepared For High Slug Populations This Season WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio no-till growers may be wrestling with high slug populations again this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
02/25/2003 Ohio Bull Test Preview And Sale Coming Up At EORDC CALDWELL, Ohio — If beefing up your cattle operation is one of your priorities this year, the 34th Ohio Bull Test Preview and Sale offers you not one, but 151 purebred ways to do it. Mauricio Espinoza Justin Lahmers
03/05/2003 OARDC, OSU Extension Join Effort to Fight Ash Pest Found in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — Scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension are joining a statewide effort to control the spread of a dangerous exotic pest of ash whose presence was confirmed in Ohio Feb. 28. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
03/07/2003 Chow Line: Work some soy protein into diet (for 3/16/03) I want to incorporate more soy into my diet. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
03/11/2003 Iraq/Korean Conflicts May Have Different Impacts on Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio — Although America’s minds are on Iraq and the potential impacts of war, the agriculture industry should be keeping a close eye on the developments with North Korea, says an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
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
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
03/27/2003 Agriculture Attractive But Not So Convenient Terrorist Target COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. agriculture may be an attractive target for terrorist groups, but the system’s structure makes it difficult to generate the type of one-time damage seen in the World Trade Center attack. Candace Pollock Luther Tweeten
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
04/15/2003 Weather Kind to Ohio's Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — The weather, so far, has been good to Ohio’s wheat with much of the crop rapidly “greening up” throughout the state. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
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
04/30/2003 OARDC Announces Junior, Senior, Krauss Research Awards COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Research awards went to animal scientist Joy Pate, weed ecologist John Cardina and Maxim Teplitski, a doctoral graduate of the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, when the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) held its 2003 annual research conference April 24 in Columbus. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
05/04/2003 Chow Line: Vitamin C and iron are great partners (for 5/11/03) The last time I gave blood, I was surprised when they told me that citrus fruits were good sources of iron. Is that true? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
05/07/2003 More GMO Corn Increasing Risk of Crop Contamination COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the production of genetically modified corn gradually increasing in Ohio, the risk of contaminating non-GMO corn through pollination is becoming more of a concern. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/19/2003 Wet Weather May Spell Disease Troubles for Wheat WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio’s wheat is performing well despite recent rains, but saturated soils may have created favorable conditions for disease development. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/22/2003 Mad Cow Nervousness May Drive Consumers Away from Beef COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chicken and pork rather than beef may be the meats of grilling choice this Memorial Day holiday, if U.S. consumers express concerns over the recent case of mad cow disease identified in Canada. Candace Pollock Brian Roe
06/02/2003 Slugs Feasting on Slow-Growing Crops WOOSTER, Ohio€” Continued cool temperatures and moist conditions have slowed down crop growth enough that gray garden slugs are beginning to make a meal of no-till corn and soybeans. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
06/16/2003 U.S. Treasurer to Visit OSU Extension's Spanish Financial Literacy Class COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marín, the highest-ranking Latina in the Bush administration, will visit Ohio State University Extension's Spanish-language financial literacy course June 23 in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna. Mauricio Espinoza Sue Helmreich
06/19/2003 Highly Toxic Poison Hemlock a Threat in Newly Urbanized Areas CINCINNATI, Ohio -- If Socrates were alive, the first thing he would tell you is "Stay away from poison hemlock!" The toxic weed, reputedly used to execute the famous Greek philosopher in 329 B.C., has become common in Ohio during the past decade, posing a health risk to suburban dwellers, hikers, farmers and anyone who might come into close contact with it. Mauricio Espinoza Joe Boggs
06/24/2003 Consider Alternatives to Late-Planted/Replanted Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly all of the corn crop may be in the ground in Ohio, but unfavorable weather conditions may drive growers to plant an alternative crop in place of the small percentage of unplanted or replanted corn throughout the state. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
06/26/2003 U.S. Treasurer Applauds OSU Extension's Spanish Financial Literacy Class COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Latino Financial Literacy Program received long, loud applause from U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marín Monday evening in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna. Mauricio Espinoza Rubén Nieto
07/15/2003 Recent Rains Slowing Wheat Harvest WOOSTER, Ohio — Excessive wet weather is delaying wheat harvest in Ohio and increasing the likelihood of shattering, low test weights and the occurrence of vomitoxin in the grain. Vomitoxin, also known as DON, is a toxic chemical produced by the fungus that causes head scab. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps

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