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09/04/2012 Specialist hopes to demystify algal blooms during Farm Science Review session LONDON, Ohio — Potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have become more prevalent throughout Ohio in recent years. These blooms on public waters have drawn much attention in the media, but are still a mystery to many people, said Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension aquatic ecosystems program director. Kyle Sharp Robyn Wilson, Eugene Braig
09/04/2012 Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean-damaging bugs known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated have made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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
08/31/2012 $6M Announced for Reconstruction of Tornado-stricken Building on Ohio State's Wooster Campus WOOSTER, Ohio -- The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was severely damaged as a result of a Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
08/31/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Sept. 4 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Sept. 4: Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
08/30/2012 Review session to answer questions about animal antibiotic use, resistance LONDON, Ohio -- Livestock and poultry producers work with their veterinarians to use antibiotics for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is the treatment of sick animals, said Tom Wittum, Ohio State University professor of veterinary epidemiology in the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. Antibiotics also may be used to control or prevent disease in livestock populations, or for improved growth efficiency. Kyle Sharp Tom Wittum
08/29/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for Sept. 24 in Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place in Chillicothe. Good Agricultural Practices are the focus. Ashley Kulhanek
08/29/2012 Ongoing Drought Means Livestock Producers Need to Be Creative to Manage Feed Rations LANCASTER, Ohio – As the worst drought on record in Ohio has caused many livestock producers to have to choose between culling their herds or forking over significantly more money to feed their cattle, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said that producers may want to consider “outside-the-box” ideas to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather. Tracy Turner Stan Smith, John Grimes
08/28/2012 Ohio State ATI Announces Dedication of New Beef Cattle Handling Facility WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) will dedicate its new beef cattle handling facility on Friday, Oct. 12, from 1-3 p.m., with remarks at 2 p.m. All members of the Ohio beef industry who are interested in seeing the facility and learning more about it are welcome to attend. Frances Whited
08/28/2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Extension's Worksite Wellness Programs a Smart Choice CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses for every dollar invested. OSU Extension gives these efforts a much-needed shot in the arm.  Martha Filipic Lisa Barlage, Leslie Hartley, Polly Loy, Carol Chandler
08/27/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State's Board of Trustees Meets in Wooster Aug. 29; Campus Reconstruction Announcement to Be Made WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Board of Trustees will meet on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) this Wednesday, Aug. 29. An announcement about campus reconstruction will be made at this meeting. Mauricio Espinoza
08/24/2012 Chadwick Arboretum Fundraiser Sale Sept. 7-9 DELAWARE, Ohio -- Gardeners: There's still plenty of time this season to get your hands dirty. And a special fall plant sale to benefit Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Sept. 7-9, 2012, will help make your efforts worthwhile. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney, Linda Johnson
08/24/2012 Farmers could profit from selling products to schools; Learn how at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — A growing interest in locally raised and produced foods, along with new school meal requirements, could present great opportunities for Ohio farmers, said Julie Fox, Ohio State University Extension Farm to School program director. Kyle Sharp Julie Fox
08/24/2012 Chow Line: Behavior changes key in weight loss (8/24/12) What are some of the things people do (besides eating less) to help them lose weight successfully? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/23/2012 New Herbicide-resistant Weed Confirmed in Ohio Prompts Measures to Limit Its Spread COLUMBUS, Ohio – A weed known to many cotton and soybean growers in the South as “pigweed on steroids” has been spotted in Ohio, prompting Ohio State University Extension experts to warn Ohio growers to take measures to prevent its further spread statewide. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
08/22/2012 Farm Science Review program to discuss animal/human disease transmission LONDON, Ohio — Hollywood likes to promote the myth that humans are always the “victims” when it comes to diseases transmitted between animals and humans, referred to as zoonotic diseases. But in reality, the illnesses can pass either direction, said Armando Hoet, director of the Veterinary Public Health Program within Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Kyle Sharp Armando Hoet
08/22/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education, prevention and surveillance are key to minimizing risk of human disease and any adverse impact on the country's pork industry from the current H3N2 virus outbreak. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
08/22/2012 Extended Drought Could Lead to Aspergillus Ear Rot in Corn – An Unusual Problem for Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The ongoing drought afflicting most of Ohio has created conditions that are ripe for the development of a fungal disease corn growers in the Buckeye state typically don’t have to worry about -- Aspergillus ear rot, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
08/22/2012 Social Media Effort to Help Families Get Healthier by Heading 'Back to the Kitchen' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families who prepare meals and eat together tend to be healthier, happier -- and thinner. But half of all meals are now eaten away from home, and many meals that are eaten at home aren't prepared in the kitchen and enjoyed around the kitchen table -- they're take-out meals or fast food eaten in front of the TV. Martha Filipic Jamie Seger, Julie Kennel
08/18/2012 Space Gardening? Ohio State Creates Food-production System for Future NASA Missions WOOSTER, Ohio -- Say you are on Mars and fancy a salad. Unless the Curiosity rover can make an unexpected find of fresh romaine somewhere on the dusty Red Planet, you are looking at a nine-month trip to the nearest produce aisle on Earth. A better option? Grow the salad yourself. Mauricio Espinoza Peter Ling, Gioia Massa
08/17/2012 Family Fundamentals: What to do when your child is bullying others (August 2012) Late last school year, I was surprised when my son’s school said he was bullying another student. He is about to start the fourth grade and I’m not sure what to say to him to make sure he doesn’t do this again. Any advice? Martha Filipic Tasha Snyder
08/17/2012 New Spray Technologies, Disease Trials: See Them at Ohio State's Pumpkin Field Day Sept. 5 in South Charleston SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- There's a lot in store for pumpkin growers at this year's Pumpkin Field Day, to be held Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Ohio State University's Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston. Jim Jasinski
08/17/2012 Niblack Named Fellow of Society of Nematologists COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The chair of Ohio State University's Department of Plant Pathology has been inducted as a Fellow in the Society of Nematologists. Martha Filipic
08/17/2012 Chow Line: Understanding HDLs can be complex (8/17/12) I have always been proud of my high HDL level, but I heard recently that it might not be very important in terms of heart disease after all. What happened? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/16/2012 Ohio State Names New VP for Agricultural Administration COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today named alumnus Bruce McPheron vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Jim Lynch, Suzanne Steel
08/16/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education regarding the nature of influenza viruses and how to prevent infection, along with stepped up efforts to keep sick pigs away from agricultural fairs, are the best ways to minimize risk of human disease and any potentially adverse impact on the country's pork industry as a result of the current outbreak of influenza A H3N2 variant virus, Ohio State University animal virologists say. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
08/16/2012 Leasing Land for Energy Development to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- With rising energy prices, increasing concern for the environment and new energy policy, Ohio landowners are being approached to lease their farmland for energy production. But there are many things to consider and discuss before signing any documents, said Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension field specialist for energy development. Kyle Sharp Eric S Romich
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
08/15/2012 4-H'er to Expand International Experience with Yearlong Internship in Japan Martha Filipic Erin Hope, Mary Lynn Thalheimer, Laryssa Hook
08/14/2012 Workshop Discusses Nitrogen, Soluble Phosphorus Mobility in Soils CENTERBURG, Ohio – Efforts to reduce soluble nitrogen and soluble phosphorus from moving off farmland will be discussed by Ohio State University experts and others during a joint workshop and meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the Association of Ohio Pedologists Aug. 23-24. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman