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07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
04/25/2011 Black River Team Wins OSU Green Fair Solar Boat Contest The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair has announced the winners of its solar-powered boat races. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
06/05/2009 Black Spot of Roses Can Be a Challenge, Even for the Experienced Rose Grower COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Roses are one of the more popular flowering shrubs grown in Ohio, but they can be plagued by a number of diseases that will rob plants of their vigor and beauty. One of the more persistent diseases now making an appearance is black spot. Candace Pollock Nancy Taylor
08/19/2002 Blame the Heat for Delayed Pumpkin Development COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Halloween without pumpkins is like Christmas without a tree. To miss the Halloween marketing seasaon is a scary thought for Ohio pumpkin growers whose plants are just now setting fruit. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
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
08/16/2012 Bluebird Boxes, Other Conservation Info Abounds at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Bluebirds disappeared from the Gwynne Conservation Area at the Farm Science Review site near London several years ago. The Gwynne has a bluebird monitoring trail with 19 bluebird nest boxes, but they were not being monitored, said Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist. Kyle Sharp Marne Titchenell
05/07/2010 Board of Trustees’ Ag Committee Visits OARDC Campus The Ohio State University Board of Trustees' Agricultural Affairs Committee met in Wooster late last month (4/26). Committee members had a chance to learn about a variety of research programs and activities going on at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). NULL
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
04/16/2002 Boosting Soybean Yield/Profits Involves a Mix of Management Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio - Careful incorporation of inoculants, fungicide seed treatments and reduced seeding rates into a crop production program may give soybean farmers a boost in yield and extra money in their pockets at the end of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
05/04/2011 Bowed by Tornado, Some of Them Broken, Famed Crabapples Starting to Bloom WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s famed crabapple trees are starting to bloom, with the peak expected this weekend, but their ranks are noticeably thinner this year.  Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran, Jim Chatfield
03/28/2005 Brazil Experiences with Rust Offer Insight for U.S. Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — First-hand observations of soybean rust in Brazilian soybean fields are telling Ohio State University plant pathologists one thing: that with diligent scouting, timing of fungicide applications and a blessing from Mother Nature, the disease is easily manageable. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
06/15/2007 Brazilian Researcher Visits OARDC to Discuss Bio-energy Collaborations WOOSTER, Ohio € Brazil is an international leader in the production of biofuels from crops. Ohio State University has a widely recognized crop breeding and biotechnology program and is leading efforts in the state to develop renewable fuels, energy and materials. So it makes sense that both parties get together to compare notes and learn from each other as they seek to make further strides in the worlds emerging bioecononomy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
12/03/2008 Breeder Contributions Helped Shape Soybean Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last three decades of Ohio soybean production have been good ones -- marked by improved Phytophthora cultivars, a new market for tofu soybeans, and one of the most popular soybean varieties ever grown in Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
09/09/2005 Breeding Project Aims for Larger, Fast-Growing Perch PIKETON, Ohio — The aquacultural world of pond-raised fish is governed mainly by two market demands: fish size and filet quality. An absence of either one could leave individuals in the business floundering. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallat
11/20/2006 Bringing Quality Beef to the Middle East with Ohio-Israeli Project COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A unique collaboration between Ohio State University and Israel is creating opportunities to raise quality beef cattle in this Middle East country, giving producers a more competitive edge over countries that import cattle and providing consumers with a fresher product. Candace Pollock Fernando Silveira, Gene Steiner, Sarah Horowitz
01/30/2012 Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
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
12/01/2009 Business as Usual With the Soybean Aphid? Not This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – Just when entomologists think they have the soybean aphid figured out, the minute sapsucker throws a monkey in the wrench. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
07/29/2011 Business Is Blooming: Cut Flower Growers Set to Meet WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cut flower growers from the Midwest and beyond will blossom in northern Ohio soon. They’ll be in Wooster Aug. 8-9 for the 2011 Midwest Regional Meeting of the Association for Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
05/03/2002 Busy Soil Microbes Provide Macro Field Benefits WOOSTER, Ohio - Adding organic amendments to agricultural fields stimulates soil microbial activity, which in turn may reduce root diseases and promote overall plant health. Candace Pollock Brian McSpadden Gardener, Fred Michel, Harry Hoitink
04/13/2012 BYGL: A Gardener's Best Friend It's April, and that means the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line is back. Martha Filipic Curtis Young
03/11/2005 Calibration Important for Effective Soybean Rust Control COLUMBUS, Ohio — Effectively managing soybean rust depends largely on proper chemical applications. And to ensure such success, sprayer calibration is a must. Candace Pollock Erdal Ozkan
09/13/2011 Campus Prepares for 'ArboBlitz' Oct. 5-8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Come October, Mary Maloney hopes to see hundreds of tree-huggers crowding Ohio State University's campus. "And I'm hoping for a lot of non-tree-huggers too," she said. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
04/13/2012 Can 'Naked Oats' Cut Organic Chicken Production Costs? WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scientists with Ohio State have received a four-year, $896,000 USDA grant to study the feasibility of incorporating so-called "naked oats" into organic farming rotations as a way to cut the cost of producing organic chicken. Kurt Knebusch Mike Lilburn
03/31/2009 Can You Afford Your Farm? Find Out with FINPACK WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations, and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm businesses. Candace Pollock Dianne Shoemaker
08/16/2011 Can’t Tell Trees Apart? Sign Up by Friday to Learn ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Beech. Oak. Maple. And a forest of others. Learn how to tell which is which when the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents “Name That Tree,” a workshop on identifying trees, on Aug. 26 in eastern Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
04/28/2008 Carbon Storage in No-Till Varies with Soil Type/Depth COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till production is widely considered an appropriate crop production system for sequestering carbon -- the process of storing carbon in plants and the soil so that the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reduced or slowed. But the extent of its benefits depends on soil type and soil depth, Ohio State University soil scientists have discovered. Candace Pollock Humberto Blanco
05/27/2005 Career Choice of Researcher a Benefit to Millions COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rattan Lal's education in agriculture—soil science more specifically—was more about opportunity than design, but his years of research contributions have changed farming for millions worldwide. Candace Pollock Jerry Bigham, Rattan Lal
07/19/2012 Careers in Welding Featured at State Fair Beginning July 31 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beyond the midway thrills and the ever-present butter sculpture, this year's Ohio State Fair will have a new attraction -- one designed to have a more lasting impression. Martha Filipic Monica Pfarr, Randall Reeder, Jane Wright
03/31/2008 Careers, Country Benefited From Ohio State University Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Denis Kyetere and Bernard Bashaasha are prime examples of what happens when U.S. universities build international bridges to promote agricultural productivity, food security and economic stability. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh