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04/29/2011 Under Pressure ... and That's Good; Food Science Pioneer Honored COLUMBUS, Ohio — OSU scientist V.M. Balasubramaniam yesterday received OARDC's 2011 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 Chow Line: Peppermint could ease pain in gut (for 5/8/11) I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. I heard that peppermint might help ease my symptoms, but it sounds like folklore to me. How true is it? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
04/29/2011 OARDC Recognizes Composting, Bioproducts, Bioenergy Leader COLUMBUS, Ohio — OSU scientist Harold Keener, an expert on the engineering of composting systems, biomass energy systems and plant-based bioproducts, yesterday was named winner of OARDC's 2011 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award.
04/29/2011 Chancellor Petro at OARDC Conference: 'You Are the Heart of Ohio's Economic Growth Prospects' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Speaking at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) annual conference yesterday (4/28) on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro said agriculture -- and the science that supports it -- are “the heart of Ohio’s economic growth prospects.” Mauricio Espinoza
04/29/2011 Chadwick Spring Plant Sale Set for May 5-7 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On the heels of Arbor Day and just in time for Mother's Day comes the annual Spring Plant Sale, Auction, and Gardening Fair at Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
04/29/2011 VP Statement Regarding Ohio House Budget Statement from Bobby D. Moser, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the Ohio House budget   Suzanne Steel
04/29/2011 High-tech Rain Garden Nets OARDC Innovator Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — A four-member team of current and former OSU scientists yesterday (4/28) received the 2011 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 Plant Disease Grad Student Wins OARDC Krauss Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alissa Kriss, a doctoral student in OSU’s Department of Plant Pathology, yesterday received OARDC’s William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 OARDC Honors Grad Student, Postdoc, Staff Research COLUMBUS, Ohio -- OARDC has announced the winners of its 2011 Research Project Poster Competition, held yesterday (4/28) during the center’s Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
05/03/2011 Legal Aspects of Oil, Gas Drilling Focus of June Symposium COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Recent interest in developing Ohio's resources for natural gas drilling has prompted Ohio State University's Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan an Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium, "The 'New' Ohio Oil and Gas Boom: Drilling into Legal Issues." Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
05/04/2011 Ohio Involved in Project Targeting Childhood Obesity COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is part of a $4.5 million project targeted at combating childhood obesity.  Martha Filipic Karen Bruns
05/04/2011 Volunteers Dig in for Tornado-hit Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio -- Fifty-some high school and college students recently planted trees in tornado-damaged Secrest Arboretum, part of the Ohio Landscape Association’s PLANET Day of Service. Kurt Knebusch Sandy Munley
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
05/04/2011 Secrest Arboretum Head Named Honorary Member of Garden Club of America INDIANAPOLIS -- Ken Cochran, program director of OSU's Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, has been named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America, one of the group's highest accolades Beth Brumbaugh Ken Cochran
05/05/2011 Parenting Classes for 'Captive' Audience Have Multiple Benefits CADIZ, Ohio -- Since 1999, Joseph Maiorano has talked about parenting with more than 600 fathers. They're not quite a captive audience -- but they're close. Maiorano's "Fit 2B Fathers" classes are held exclusively at the Eastern Ohio Correction Facility.  Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano
05/06/2011 Chow Line: Make sure you get enough calcium (for 5/15/11) I just turned 50. Do I need to increase my calcium intake? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
05/09/2011 Ohio State's Wetlands Researcher Given Honor by Chinese University COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Professor William J. Mitsch, director of Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, was presented with a Certificate for Concurrent Professorship at Nanjing Forestry University in Nanjing, China, on May 5. Li Zhang
05/09/2011 City Gardeners: Learn How to Get Big Results from Small Spaces at Free May 15 Event in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This Sunday, May 15, the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its first event of the year at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.  Siera Marth Annette Swanberg
05/10/2011 600+ Students Descend on Campus Friday for Scarlet and Gray Ag Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On Friday, May 13, hundreds of Columbus-area elementary school students will flood the campus of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for the Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day.  Hannah Thompson Leslie Risch
05/12/2011 Workshop to Offer Spring Planting Tips Trees, shrubs and perennials are the focus May 18 in Secrest Arboretum.  Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
05/12/2011 Fruits, Vegetables and Foodborne Illness: OSU Workshop on Cutting the Risk OSU's half-day, science-based, expert-led Produce Safety Education Program goes from 9 a.m.-noon, June 4, at the ABE Center in Bowling Green. Kurt Knebusch Ashley Kulhanek
05/12/2011 Green by Nature: Algae Research May Lead to New Alternative Fuel Industry in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Visit Yebo Li’s Ohio State University lab anytime this spring and you will find an array of glass tubes filled with a light-green substance, endlessly bubbling inside a growth chamber. It’s algae. And perhaps the beginning of a new renewable fuel industry in Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Drew Spradling
05/13/2011 Wheat Disease Management Reaches Critical Stage; Spray Timing Key WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cool, wet weather in the past few weeks and warmer weather expected in the next few days may spell trouble for wheat growers in some parts of Ohio, as conditions become favorable for head scab and vomitoxin as well as a host of foliar diseases such as powdery mildew, Ohio State agronomic crops experts reported today. Mauricio Espinoza Pierce Paul
05/13/2011 Chow Line: It's OK for spinach to see the light (for 5/22/11) I always heard that light can destroy nutrients in food. My husband disagrees, saying he has heard just the opposite is true. What is correct? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
05/16/2011 Family Fundamentals: Resources available for families hit hard by economy (May 2011) Our son and daughter-in-law have been struggling financially since she was laid off 18 months ago, and it doesn't seem to be getting easier for them. Do you know of a resource that could help them make better decisions and get the information they need? Martha Filipic Pat Brinkman
05/17/2011 Higher Fuel Prices To Impact Some Farmers More Than Others COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s unexpected rise in fuel prices is certain to impact farmers in Ohio and across the nation, but the extent of the impact will vary across agricultural sectors and will depend on other variables such as the weather and the fate of already record-high grain prices. Mauricio Espinoza Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Clif Little
05/18/2011 Direct Marketing by Farmers: 3 Dates Set for OSU Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- MarketReady training programs are set for June 6 in Cleveland, June 23 in Wilmington and June 29 in Columbus.  Julie Moose Julie Fox
05/19/2011 Ohio 4-H Prepares Young People for the Workforce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio 4-H isn't billed as a workforce preparation program. But in many important ways, the youth development program helps Ohio's children and teens build the skills they'll need once they enter the working world. Martha Filipic Tom Archer, Theresa Ferrari, Nate Arnett
05/19/2011 Late Corn Planting Won't Necessarily Mean Lower Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rainy weather is resulting in major delays in corn planting throughout Ohio. But farmers can still hold a sliver of hope that late planting won't put a big dent in yields at harvest time. Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
05/20/2011 Chow Line: Try leaner ground beef for burgers (for 5/29/11) I want to try using very lean ground beef for grilling burgers, but I’m afraid they will be dry. What is the best fat content for burgers? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin