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07/18/2003 'Proud Past, Proud Future': OARDC Dedicates Historical Marker WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) celebrated its past and looked to the future as it dedicated an Ohio Historical Marker July 18 during the BioHio open house in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
07/25/2003 "Feed Me Seymour!" Carnivorous Plants All Bark, No Bite WOOSTER, Ohio — In the dark comedy classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” a giant Venus flytrap seeks a steady diet of humans with the help of its florist owner. Likewise, in the sci-fi movie “The Day of the Triffids,” hapless victims fall prey to walking, carnivorous plants. Candace Pollock Bob McMahon
07/25/2003 Get Used to High Natural Gas Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just like the realization that Americans may never again see 99-cent gasoline at the pumps, farmers should be prepared to accept the possibility of higher than normal natural gas prices over the next several years. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
08/06/2003 OARDC Develops Excellent Internship Opportunities WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center (OARDC) offers students a wide variety of internship opportunities. Caitlin McHugh Ann Dorrance
08/11/2003 New Weed Hurts Ohio Soybeans and Veggies WOOSTER, Ohio-Vegetable gardens and soybean fields have been weeded out and targeted by an unfamiliar invasive plant and Ohio State University crop scientists are concerned. Melissa Karcher Joel Felix
08/12/2003 A Gloomy Soybean Crop Looming for Some Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soybean growers are batting a thousand this year and some already have three strikes against them. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/22/2003 Corn Yield Projections Rosy Despite Growing Pains COLUMBUS, Ohio — Flooded fields, reduced stands, seedling blights, poor root development, leaf defoliation, hail and wind damage — you name it, the corn crop has suffered through it. But despite the shaky growing season, early yield projections are rosy. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
08/26/2003 Wheat Harvest Good, but Grain Quality Falls Short WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio wheat growers have managed to pull off decent yields despite season-ending rains, but the wet weather, coupled with fungal diseases, impacted grain quality — an issue that could become problematic next year if not properly managed. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
08/26/2003 Plant Pathology Society Honors OARDC's Madden WOOSTER, Ohio -- Larry Madden, an international authority on plant epidemiology with Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), has received the American Phytopathological Society's (APS) 2003 Ruth Allen Award, the organization's top research award. Caitlin McHugh Larry Madden
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
10/08/2003 Thumbs-Up for Crops Despite Performance Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio — With late plantings, excessive rainfall, a myriad of insects and diseases and poor plant development, it seemed Ohio corn and soybean growers would be throwing in the towel on another disappointing season. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/10/2003 OARDC Names Family Scholarship Award Winners WOOSTER, Ohio -- College students Monica Hansen and Adam Harbaugh have received the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) 2003 Family Scholarship Awards. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
10/10/2003 OARDC Scientist Elected Ag Engineer Fellow WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Ted H. Short has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), an honor attained by only about two percent of the group’s active members. Kurt Knebusch Ted Short
10/10/2003 OARDC Honors 89 at Annual Employee Appreciation Night WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) honored 89 faculty and staff members at its annual Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 2 in the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
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
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
11/04/2003 Upswing in Market Prices May Benefit Ohio Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio soybean growers who managed to weather the lashings Mother Nature gave their crop in the form of rain and diseases are reaping the benefits of record yields and high harvest prices. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
11/13/2003 New 4-H Center Going 'Green' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, to be completed in 2005 on the Ohio State University campus, will be "green" in more ways than one. Martha Filipic Ryan Schmiesing
11/25/2003 Record-High Corn Yields Expected for Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers are marching into a record-yielding season, all thanks to wise hybrid selections, good management practices and, most of all, some well-timed favorable weather. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
12/04/2003 What Was Good for Corn Was Bad for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio — A rainy growing season and cooler-than-normal temperatures were a blessing for Ohio’s corn crop, but a thorn in the side of soybean growers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
12/08/2003 Spruce Up Your Home with Holly-day Sprigs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Each year, Connie Lybarger, 67, of Delaware, Ohio, prunes boughs from her backyard holly. And while she could keep the evergreen sprigs to herself, Lybarger opts to share with her friends. Melissa Brewer Gary Anderson
01/06/2004 Prion Test Would Allow Early Detection of Mad Cow, Other TSEs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University researcher Srinand Sreevatsan not only believes early detection is the best way to fight mad cow disease. He’s also creating tools to make it possible. Mauricio Espinoza Srinand Sreevatsan
02/17/2004 Organization Bringing Technology to Agriculture ADA, Ohio — Technology and agriculture are becoming more of a common bond and the Ohio Agricultural Technologies Association (OATA) continues to find ways of making a perfect match for technology users. Candace Pollock Nathan Watermeier
02/17/2004 Conservation Tillage Conference in 15th Year ADA, Ohio — From soil fertility to tillage systems comparisons to weed, insect and disease management, over 65 sessions with 70 speakers will encompass the topic of conservation tillage at the 15th annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
02/27/2004 Getting an Early Jump on the Soybean Aphid WOOSTER, Ohio — Crop growers may still be waiting for their fields to thaw, but Ohio State University research entomologists are already putting the bug in their ear regarding the soybean aphid — the soybean plant’s new and most mysterious pest. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
03/16/2004 Early Sampling Key to Better Slug Management WOOSTER, Ohio — As the saying goes, “To defeat the enemy, one must know the enemy.” For Ohio no-till growers, the first step towards slug control is knowing what they may be up against during the growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/15/2004 Cheese Prices Go Whiz: Future prices hit record high COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shoppers filling their carts with milk, butter and cheese probably won't see the full impact of spiking milk prices paid to farmers. Suzanne Steel Cameron Thraen
04/22/2004 Follow Good Practices When Planting Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corn growers may be itching to get their crop in the ground, but they should keep a few guidelines in mind before rushing to plant to ensure maximum yields. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
04/28/2004 Ohio Head Scab Prediction Model Now Serves 23 States WOOSTER, Ohio — A Fusarium head scab forecast model, in place in Ohio the past few years to help wheat growers fight the disease, has been broadened to include disease predictions for 23 states. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
05/26/2004 Chow Line: Weigh fish advisories against fish benefits (for 6/6/04) We usually eat a lot of fish in summer. Some of it we catch ourselves. Should we cut back? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin

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