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06/24/2012 Faith-based Sustainability? Environmental Scientist, Evangelical Leader to Speak in Wooster and Columbus This Week WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cal DeWitt of the University of Wisconsin, an expert on sustainability and land stewardship and a leading Christian environmentalist, will speak five times in Wooster and Columbus later this week, Jan. 26-28. Kurt Knebusch
06/22/2012 Professor to be Named as Fellow of Institute of Food Technologists COLUMBUS, Ohio -- V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, professor of food safety engineering at Ohio State University, will be named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists at its annual meeting in Las Vegas on Monday, June 25. Martha Filipic Bala Balasubramaniam, Rich Linton
06/22/2012 Chow Line: Why green beans aren't really 'beans' (6/22/12) My whole family likes green beans, so we eat them a lot. I recently looked at the Dietary Guidelines and saw we can’t count green beans as beans. Why not? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
06/20/2012 Ohio State Expert: June Good Time to Establish High Reproduction Standards for Heifers PIKETON, Ohio – Livestock farmers, who are now in the midst of breeding season, may find that selling heifers that aren’t meeting breeding expectations may make better financial sense than keeping an animal that isn’t achieving satisfactory conception rates, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.   Tracy Turner John Grimes
06/20/2012 Economist to Address Reducing Nutrient Runoff in Ohio Waters COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reducing nutrient runoff in Ohio waters may take more creative thinking than just instituting water conservation programs, according to an Ohio State University expert. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/18/2012 OSU Expert: Early Ohio Wheat Harvest Opens Door for Double-Crop Soybeans FINDLAY, Ohio – The near-record warm winter the Midwest experienced this year, combined with the early and unusually warm spring, has caused wheat to mature sooner than normal, which could let farmers plant a second crop like soybeans to increase their profit potential using the same land, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
06/18/2012 Clever Rabbits or Not, Parking Lot Farm Is Seeing Results WOOSTER, Ohio -- Even a garden in the middle of a parking lot can have a problem with rabbits. Kurt Knebusch Joe Kovach
06/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Help new parents feel more confident in selves (June 2012) My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby. They seem to be focusing on preparing the nursery and stocking up on baby clothes, but I’m concerned they don’t seem to appreciate what it takes to be a good parent. How can I help them prepare for parenting? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
06/15/2012 Chow Line: Tips can help senior who loses appetite (6/15/12) My mother is in her 80s and seems to have lost her appetite. She is losing quite a bit of weight, and her doctor is concerned. How can we encourage her to eat more? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/15/2012 Ohio State Partner in $5.7M Grant to Develop New Biofuel WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mauricio Espinoza Katrina Cornish, Josh Blakeslee
06/14/2012 OSU Wine Grape Variety Trial Seeks to Increase Ohio Wine Grape Growing Options WOOSTER, Ohio -- In an effort to boost Ohio's wine industry, researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are determining what new wine grape varieties can survive and thrive in Ohio's climate. Tracy Turner Gary Gao, Imed Dami
06/14/2012 OSU Extension Partners with Penn State Extension to Offer Tour of Farm Markets, Promote Agritourism PIKETON, Ohio -- Farmers, producers, business owners, farm market managers, consumers and others interested in learning more about local food systems, food direct marketing and agritourism can participate in a Retail Farm Market Tour in July. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
06/14/2012 OSU Scientists Researching Hardiness of Blackberries to Boost Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University Extension are in the midst of a three-year trial to determine which blackberry cultivars (varieties) can best thrive in Ohio’s colder climate. This is part of an effort to increase the varieties available to local growers in order to boost the state’s acreage of the increasingly popular sweet black fruit.  Tracy Turner Gary Gao
06/14/2012 Ohio Produce Growers, Marketers to Hold Field Day June 27 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA) invites fruit and vegetable growers and marketers to participate in its annual educational and networking event, the OPGMA Summer Tour & Field Day. The event will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in Sandusky and Huron counties.   Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Laura A. Kunkle
06/14/2012 OSU Expert: Growers Should Begin Scouting for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa Earlier This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter Ohio experienced this year has not only caused alfalfa to an earlier first cutting than usual, it’s also caused some insects to appear earlier than normal. One example is the potato leafhopper, which has already been reported in alfalfa fields by some growers across the state, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/12/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 13 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 13. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
06/08/2012 New Website Offers Farm Safety and Health Information and Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new farm-related educational resource has been added to a national website that offers everyone from beginning farmers to veteran grower’s answers to hundreds of farm-related safety and health questions, in an easy-to-navigate format featuring information offered from a consortium of 74 land-grant universities, including Ohio State University.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
06/07/2012 Couple Honored for Research, Teaching in Food Science and Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In April, Monica Giusti was recognized at the annual conference of Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for receiving the 2011 TechColumbus Outstanding Woman in Technology. In May, Luis Rodriguez-Saona received the Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Young Teacher Award from Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Martha Filipic Rich Linton, Monica Giusti, Luis Rodriguez-Saona
06/07/2012 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day June 21 CALDWELL, Ohio -- Equipment dealers from around eastern Ohio will demonstrate the latest in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery at Southeastern Ohio Hay Day. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Clif Little
06/07/2012 OSU Researchers Working to Boost Blueberry Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – While blueberries aren’t yet grown in abundance in Ohio, scientists at Ohio State University are working on a multi-year research trial to try to change that. Tracy Turner Gary Gao
06/07/2012 Chow Line: Cooking won't cure all food safety ills (6/8/12) I was making soup in the slow cooker but forgot to plug it in. After five hours, I realized what happened and cooked the soup, which included cooked chicken, on high for five more hours. I thought it would be OK, but my wife said no and threw it out. Who was right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
06/07/2012 Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Michael Farren, Amanda Weinstein
06/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 6 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 6. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
06/06/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Biosafety Lab to Be Named after U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Friday, June 8, in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) will be named after longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (Ohio's 16th District), at a ceremony this Friday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. Regula has been a strong supporter of the facility. He retired from Congress in 2009. Mauricio Espinoza
06/05/2012 Animal Sciences Senior's Accomplishments Show Value of Comprehensive Ohio State Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What can an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences help you achieve in the 21st century? For graduating senior Drew Enigk, his dream career. Mauricio Espinoza Drew Enigk
06/04/2012 Over-the-counter Foggers Ineffective Against Bedbugs: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have found that over-the-counter foggers commonly used by consumers are not effective at killing bedbugs -- providing the first scientific evidence that such products should not be recommended for control of this increasingly worrisome pest. Mauricio Espinoza Susan Jones
06/01/2012 Blowing in the Wind: OSU Extension Helps Communities Develop Wind Energy Projects VAN WERT, Ohio -- For many years, Glenn McClure has grown corn and soybeans on his 850-acre farm 10 miles northwest of Van Wert. Now, he's added a new crop to his rotation: wind energy. Mauricio Espinoza Nancy Bowen, Dan Litchfield
06/01/2012 Chow Line: 'Mindless eating' leads to weight gain (6/1/12) I try to eat healthfully and normally do well during the day, but in the evening when I’m watching TV, I snack way too much, even though I’m not really hungry. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
06/01/2012 Researchers to Examine How Savings Programs Affect Childhood Hunger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Programs that encourage low-income families to save money for long-term goals and pull them out of poverty could ultimately decrease child hunger. But in the short-term, there's fear that participating in such programs could increase children's food insecurity as families divert some of their meager income into savings. Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl