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09/04/2012 J.M. Smucker Co. Commits $1M to Ohio State for Food Innovation Research, Scholarships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The J.M. Smucker Company and Timothy P. Smucker of Orrville, Ohio, have committed $1 million to support ongoing research and student success at Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Bobby Moser
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
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
05/02/2005 Piketon Endeavor Center Now Open PIKETON, Ohio — Construction of a new Ohio State University business facility, designed to increase jobs and boost economic development throughout southern Ohio, is now complete and open for business. Candace Pollock Steve Shepherd
05/05/2006 Chadwick Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Tenacious" could be a good word to describe the American Elm, a tree once decimated by Dutch Elm Disease that is making a roaring comeback throughout city landscapes with the production of resistant cultivars. It is because of this characteristic that a ‘Princeton' American Elm (Ulmus americana) was chosen by Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens to honor the unwavering dedication of one of Ohio State's employees during a recent Arbor Day event. Candace Pollock Mary Maloney
10/23/2001 Wider Row-Spacing Favorable for Wheat, Beneficial for Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio and Indiana farmers who practice relay intercropping of soybeans and wheat can choose from an array of wheat varieties that perform well in wider-row spacing, saving on equipment and seed costs. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Tony Vyn
07/22/2002 Don't Skip Soybean Aphid Scouting Despite Low Numbers WOOSTER, Ohio - The soybean aphid has just now made an appearance in Ohio's soybean fields and growers should begin scouting their fields to monitor population levels. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
10/30/2007 OSU Extension Program to Offer Drought Relief Tips COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Recent rains that soaked Ohio for several days may have finally brought some relief to drought-stressed areas across southern Ohio, but the impacts on crops and producers' wallets is likely to continue for many months to come. Ohio State University Extension is offering a free program in November to aid those affected by this season's adverse weather. Candace Pollock David Dugan
05/31/2007 Researchers Evaluating Switchgrass Production in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With double the biomass output compared to corn and low management inputs, switchgrass is shaping up to be a viable alternative crop for biofuels production. But is it an option for Ohio farmers? Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
08/11/2008 OSU Extension to Be a Part of COSI's Farm Days COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will play a role in educating kids and their parents about how agriculture impacts their lifestyle during COSI's Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors, being held August 13-17 in Columbus, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
04/16/2010 Producers See Huge Value in Livestock Grazing School CALDWELL, Ohio – Livestock producers who have turned to an Ohio State University Extension forage management school that teaches the basics of rotational livestock grazing have increased their profits, improved production practices and extended their grazing season, according to a recent survey. Candace Pollock Clif Little
11/06/2008 Producers Can Add Yellow Vine to the Long List of Pumpkin Diseases COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to pumpkins, damaging pests and diseases are never in short supply. And this year, amid a drought and more common disease issues, some producers experienced the impact of a relatively new foe. Candace Pollock Celeste Welty
08/21/2009 Cooperative Weather, Good Practices Lead to Potential Record-Breaking Season COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ample rain and cooler-than-normal temperatures this summer have turned an average growing season into a potential record-breaker for Ohio crop producers. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein, Peter Thomison
01/26/2006 Low Soybean Aphid Populations Predicted WOOSTER, Ohio -- If soybean aphids continue their annual alternating high and low population cycles, Ohio soybean growers could see very few of the insects this growing season. Candace Pollock Ron Hammond
08/15/2001 Wide Variety of Lettuces Can Be Grown in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio - There's more to lettuce than what's found in your local grocery store. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz
10/14/2002 Plant Germplasm Center Steadily Building Collection COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center has come a long way since its grand opening a little more than a year ago. Candace Pollock David Tay, Susan Stieve
03/05/2007 Stormwater Pollution/Land Erosion Conference to be Held GROVEPORT, Ohio -- Preventing stormwater pollution and controlling land erosion is just one way to protect the environment while promoting conservation practices. Network with professionals addressing such issues at the Central Ohio Stormwater and Erosion Control Expo. Candace Pollock Leslie Strader
06/05/2008 What is Wrong with This Plant? New OSU Extension Program Helps to Diagnosis Problems WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new Ohio State University Extension program is making it easier for natural resources and horticulture professionals to identify what ails woody plants and shrubs. Candace Pollock Kathy Smith
02/01/2010 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Invaluable for Certified Crop Advisers ADA, Ohio – For certified crop advisers looking to meet their credit requirements in various aspects of agricultural production, Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference is the place to be. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
10/05/2010 Try Cover Crops This Fall to Alleviate Compacted Soils COLUMBUS, Ohio – With harvest already out of the way for some Ohio corn and soybean producers, there may be ample time this fall to repair compaction-damaged fields. Candace Pollock Randall Reeder
06/30/2009 Chadwick Arboretum Open House July 19 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens will be hosting its annual Open House event on Sunday, July 19, and the public is invited to attend. Candace Pollock Catherine Spitler
10/21/2005 Late-Planted Wheat May Struggle This Winter WOOSTER, Ohio — About a quarter of Ohio's wheat crop will be planted later than the recommended planting date, increasing the risk of winter kills, poor stand quality and minimal tiller development. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
05/22/2001 Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Resembles Other Caterpillar Pests WOOSTER, Ohio - As the gypsy moth caterpillar feeds and matures over the next several weeks, the invasive insect shares Mother Nature's bounty with other caterpillar pests that look similar and feed on the same host trees, potentially confusing homeowners as to what exactly may be attacking their shade trees. Candace Pollock Dan Herms
09/27/2004 Ohio State Vet Med Offering Aquaculture Diagnostics Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio — Individuals interested in aquaculture, fish diseases and hands-on diagnostic training are invited to attend a 2-day workshop at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Oct. 1-2. Candace Pollock Jeff Workman
04/02/2002 Compost Helps Control Turfgrass Fungus COLUMBUS, Ohio - Incorporating compost into soils when lawns are seeded reduces the severity of leaf rust, a fungal disease that attacks perennial ryegrass. Candace Pollock Mike Boehm
11/16/2006 Summit Launches Renewable Energy Focus in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The vision of a renewable energy-supported Ohio is coming closer to reality with an energy summit on Nov. 20 that launches a state initiative to work towards a more sustainable energy future. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
04/04/2008 High Market Prices, Low Production Costs Drive Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High soybean prices and low input costs won out over the demand for ethanol production in U.S. farmers' decisions to plant more soybeans and less corn this year. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
10/13/2009 OSU Extension Offering Cow/Calf School in November BELLE VALLEY, Ohio – Get the latest on pasture management, herd health, grain outlook and other livestock related topics at an Ohio State University Cow/Calf School being held in November. Candace Pollock Clif Little
08/12/2010 It's Tick Season. Learn to Keep Yourself, Children and Pets Safe COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer is the time for outdoors: walks through the local parks, hiking or camping at one of Ohio's many state parks, or spending time along wooded areas near home. But getting close to nature could mean picking up unwanted guests on your pets, clothes or backpacks. Candace Pollock Glen Needham
04/20/2009 Look to Research-Based Data for Usefulness of Ag Products or Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From using fungicides simply to boost crop yields to using soil inoculants to stimulate plant growth, Ohio State University Extension specialists are seeing an increase in the interest and use of nontraditional agricultural products and production practices. But stepping away from the fundamentals in favor of more unorthodox practices could do more harm than good. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Pierce Paul, Robert Mullen