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04/05/2007 Forest Products Industry: Learn about EAB Quarantines, How to Stay in Business April 23 in Holmes Co. CHARM, Ohio — Sawmill owners, loggers, mulch manufacturers, pallet makers, foresters, firewood dealers and other representatives of the green and timber industries — mark you calendars for Monday, April 23, for an informational session about emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantines and how they might impact your operation. Mauricio Espinoza Melissa Brewer
04/05/2007 Ohio State Ag Alumni Honor Long-time Leading Turkey Researcher COLUMBUS, Ohio — A leading turkey genetics researcher, with roots in West Virginia and a long, successful career in Ohio, has received a 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Kurt Knebusch Forest Muir
04/06/2007 Extending Ohio's Raspberry Season With New Fall Cultivar PIKETON, Ohio -- Black raspberries, the first bramble crop of the summer season, are a favorite among Ohio consumers. Research efforts are under way to extend the season so that black raspberries can continue to be enjoyed in the fall. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
04/06/2007 Chow Line: Milk a good option for protein, calcium (for 4/15/07) I read that the protein in milk could cause kidney damage and the calcium in milk isn't well absorbed. Is this accurate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
04/10/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dandy, Yes, But Not Before Bed (for the Week of April 15, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why are dandelions called dandelions? Kurt Knebusch
04/11/2007 Yield Research Long-Term Solution to Biofuel Demands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increased ethanol demand in the United States will most likely put strains on the agricultural sector -- from markets to the environment to crop production and food products. One Ohio State University agricultural economist suggests increasing expenditures on crop yield research to soften the blow of such impacts and keep the country internationally competitive. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
04/11/2007 Take Steps For Crop Success During Soybean Planting WOOSTER, Ohio -- Properly preparing and planting a crop is critical to plants overcoming pests and diseases and producing profitable yields. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance, Jim Beuerlein
04/13/2007 With a Little Help Freeze-Damaged Plants Can Bounce Back SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Garden plants and some trees throughout Ohio may have suffered freeze damage from the recent cold snap, but steps can be taken to help plants bounce back to their lush and vibrant green selves. Candace Pollock Pam Bennett
04/13/2007 Chow Line: Vitamin B, heart health link is weak A friend takes vitamin B supplements, thinking they can help prevent heart problems. But I thought they found out that doesn't work. Can you clarify? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
04/15/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Energy Vampire! Boo! (for the Week of April 22, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My brother said there are energy vampires. True? Kurt Knebusch
04/17/2007 Family Fundamentals: Look for early warning signs of autism disorders (for April 2007) We know several families with children who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or a similar disorder. How common is this? Are there early signs to watch for? Martha Filipic Pam Leong
04/18/2007 Cold Snap May Slow Crop Pests, But Scouting Still Essential WOOSTER, Ohio -- Farmers shouldn't count on the recent spring cold snap to stop the development of field crop insects, only to slightly slow them down. Several of these pests could potentially pose problems this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
04/18/2007 Ohio's Wheat May Have Escaped Frost Damage WOOSTER, Ohio -- The recent bout of cold weather may have slowed the development of Ohio's wheat crop, but frost damage is anticipated to be less severe in Ohio than in more southern wheat-growing states. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
04/19/2007 Rodewald Receives 2007 OARDC Junior Faculty Research Award; Wildlife Ecologist Tackles Emerging Conservation Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Amanda Rodewald, an associate professor in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, received the 2007 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award today at OARDC's 2007 Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
04/19/2007 Sastry, International Expert in Food Processing, Packaging, Receives 2007 OARDC Senior Faculty Research Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sudhir Sastry, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, received the 2007 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award today at OARDC'S 2007 Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
04/20/2007 Chow Line: Take care if using iron skillet for baby food (for 4/29/07) I understand that babies are at risk for iron deficiency. Should I cook baby food (such as apple sauce) in a cast-iron skillet to increase the iron content? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Lara Engler
04/23/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chub? What it is (for the Week of April 29, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My friend went fishing and caught a chub. Chub? I don't even know what that is! Kurt Knebusch
04/24/2007 Alfalfa Escapes Severe Frost Damage, But First Cutting Delayed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's alfalfa crop that broke dormancy early has suffered some frost damage from the cold weather that hit the state in early April, but established, healthy stands are anticipated to recover and produce near normal yields. Candace Pollock Mark Sulc
04/27/2007 Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
05/01/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When Raccoons Want Your Corn (for the Week of May 6, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Every spring we plant sweet corn in our garden. And every summer, right before we pick it, it gets eaten up by raccoons. What can we do? Kurt Knebusch
05/01/2007 New Extension Tool to Help Make Gardening Easier NEW CARLISLE, Ohio -- Spring is here and the garden in your front yard is beckoning. But with literally hundreds of plants and flowers to choose from, a trip to the local garden center can be an overwhelming experience, especially if your knowledge of plant selection and care falls short. Candace Pollock Jim Jasinski
05/03/2007 'Win-Win-Win': Ohio State's Junior Golf Program Scores an Eagle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve-year-old Khoi Tran never played golf before last summer, when he joined the Morty's Kids program operated by the Morton Foundation. Who knows? He might be the next Tiger Woods. Martha Filipic Mary Rose Molinaro
05/03/2007 Secrest Arboretum Crabapples Could Hit Peak Starting This Weekend (May 5-6) WOOSTER, Ohio — Bowed but unbroken by late snow and cold, battered by rain and hail just two days ago, Secrest Arboretum’s 500-plus crabapple trees stand poised to bloom and could hit their peak as soon as this weekend (May 5-6). Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
05/04/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When, Why Geese Act Crazy (for the Week of May 13, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why do some Canada geese act so crazy? Kurt Knebusch
05/04/2007 Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07) I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/04/2007 Ohio Corn Planting Behind Schedule COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's corn crop is getting a late start this growing season compared to recent years with nearly 20 percent behind last year's planting schedule, according to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison
05/07/2007 Drainage Technology Can Better Manage Crops, Protect Environment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A satellite-controlled drainage structure installed on the grounds of Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center is providing valuable insight on what it takes to manage crop nutrients while protecting the environment. Candace Pollock Matt Sullivan
05/08/2007 Now's the Time to Scout for Wheat Foliar Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- With Ohio's wheat crop under way, and performing well despite frost damage concerns, now is the time for growers to begin scouting for foliar diseases, especially on susceptible varieties. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/08/2007 New Fungicide Available to Combat Wheat Diseases WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new fungicide has been introduced this season to help Ohio wheat growers in their fight against diseases. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/10/2007 Dairy Producers Seeing Historically High Prices COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite last season's financial woes, U.S. dairy producers have been enjoying historically high milk prices this year, driven mainly by an international demand for products that non-U.S. markets have been unable to fill. Candace Pollock Cameron Thraen