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07/29/2011 Chow Line: Take study findings with a grain of salt (for 8/7/11) I heard about a study that questioned the link between sodium and high blood pressure. I'm skeptical. What's the story? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/01/2011 Chestnuts Roasting in Eastern Ohio: See Them Aug. 13 CARROLLTON, Ohio -- Eastern Ohio’s Route 9 Cooperative, the biggest chestnut packing facility in the U.S., will host a free tour on Aug. 13 as part of the 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Kurt Knebusch Greg Miller
08/01/2011 Organic Soybean Pest Control: Tour Looks at New Research BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- The 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues on Aug. 17 with a look at organic soybeans. New research on pest control is the focus, including the effects of planting date and the benefits of no-till rotations of rye and soybeans. Kurt Knebusch Alan Sundermeier
08/01/2011 Tour Tomorrow (8/2): Sustainable Ways to Fight Wilt on Melons WOOSTER, Ohio -- OARDC will hold a free tour tomorrow featuring new, non-chemical, sustainable ways to manage cucumber beetles and bacterial wilt on melons. Kurt Knebusch Celeste Welty
08/01/2011 Whiz Bang! Science Show Hits Stage Aug. 11: ‘It Should Be Fun and Messy’ WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s third and last “Whiz Bang! Science Show” of the summer features, among other things, dancing pasta, dry-ice bubbles and a Mentos/Diet Coke chain reaction. Kurt Knebusch Dave Lohnes
08/01/2011 Bird Is the Word: Walk Is in Secrest on Aug. 13 WOOSTER, Ohio -- What’s in the air in Secrest Arboretum? See for yourself when the 120-acre plant collection, part of OARDC, holds its next free Leisure Birding Walk. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
08/01/2011 Register by Thursday (8/4) for Ohio Compost Tour WOOSTER, Ohio -- Registration for next week’s Composting in Ohio 2011 tour continues through this Thursday. The program offers a firsthand look at three large-scale composting facilities, all in northeast Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
08/02/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Kelleys Island "Operation: Military Kids" Camp Aug. 8-12 Weeklong camp geared to help kids of Ohio's military families make friends, memories and experience a truly unique summer camp. Martha Filipic Brett zumFelde, Sue Ann Carroll
08/02/2011 Ohio State Trials Reveal Consumer Preference of New Ornamental Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A rudbeckia as bright as the desert sun, a gerbera the color of tropical fruit and a begonia with striking reddish undertones are this year's favorite ornamental plants following consumer evaluations undertaken as part of Ohio State University's extensive annuals trials in Columbus.
08/02/2011 What's on Tap at Manure Science Review? DEGRAFF, Ohio -- Here’s who’s speaking at the 2011 Manure Science Review, set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm in DeGraff in western Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
08/03/2011 ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century CELINA, Ohio -- Everyone has an opinion about conventional tillage versus no-till. Ohio State University Extension, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council have developed a third tillage system for farmers to consider. ECO Farming is a new concept and way of farming in the 21st century. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
08/04/2011 Ohio State Scientists to Share in $25 Million Grant to Study Virus-Related Foodborne Illness COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Four Ohio State University scientists are part of a multi-state $25 million effort to reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused by viruses. Martha Filipic Richard Linton, Jianrong Li, Linda Saif, Qiuhong Wang
08/05/2011 Piketon Field Night Aug. 11 Includes Pumpkin Pollination, Drip Irrigation, Small Fruit, Tomatoes PIKETON, Ohio – The Annual Horticulture Field Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at Ohio State University's South Centers in Piketon. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 per person, which includes dinner. Julie Strawser-Moose
08/05/2011 Chow Line: 'Smell test' not safe after power outage (for 7/14/11) My parents' electricity often goes out, sometimes for long periods. Mom says food in the refrigerator and freezer is fine unless it smells bad. What would you tell her? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/05/2011 Imprelis, Much More: Attend Ohio Turfgrass Research Field Day Aug. 10 in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2011 Ohio Turfgrass Research Field Day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation's (OTF) Research and Education Facility in Columbus. Siera Marth
08/09/2011 Learn to Improve Soil Health at Field Days August 17, 18 WAUSEON, Ohio – Understanding soil health and biology is critical to maximizing plant healthy and productivity, according to Ohio State University Extension educators, and will be the focus of two field days later this month. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
08/09/2011 100 Lbs. of Potatoes From 4 Sq. Ft.? Learn How in Columbus Aug. 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its last gardening program of the season from noon-1 p.m. in Columbus. Siera Marth Annette Swanberg
08/10/2011 Chow Line: Magnesium plays vital role in health (for 8/21/11) I've started taking calcium supplements to be sure I get the 1,200 milligrams recommended. I know that the supplements should include vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, but a friend suggests I also need to make sure I get enough magnesium. Is that right? How much is enough?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/10/2011 Pumpkins Already? Field Day Features New Varieties, Disease Management Updates SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Pumpkin season arrives early in South Charleston courtesy of Ohio State University’s annual Pumpkin Field Day, which this year will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Western Agricultural Research Station. Siera Marth
08/11/2011 Favorable midseason weather conditions mean near-trendline yield still possible COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Late planting conditions coupled with high heat and below-average rainfall throughout June and early July could have spelled disaster for Ohio’s corn crop this year. A reversal of meteorological fortunes during critical phases of the growing season, however, means a near-trendline yield is still possible, according to Ohio State University experts. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Harold Watters
08/11/2011 Markets Remain Tight As USDA Trims Corn, Soybean Production COLUMBUS, Ohio – An already tight grain and oilseed market got even tighter Thursday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop production and supply and demand estimates. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
08/11/2011 Southern Ohio Summer Wine Grape Workshop is Aug. 18 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Learn from Ohio State University experts and fellow grape growers how to improve fruit quality and profitability at the Southern Ohio Summer Wine Grape Workshop, to be held Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon. Mauricio Espinoza
08/11/2011 100-Bushel Soybeans Possible, Farmers Should Master Basics First URBANA, Ohio -- With continuing improvements in plant genetics, biotechnology and farm management, producing high-yielding soybeans is more attainable than ever, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Harold Watters
08/12/2011 Learn How to Reduce Feeding Costs at Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 25 in Jackson JACKSON, Ohio -- Beef producers are dealing with the rising costs of feed and inputs for making hay, not to mention the impact of this year’s weather on forage quality and seeding. To help the industry meet these challenges, Ohio State University will offer a Beef and Forage Field Night, Thursday, Aug. 25, 5-8:30 p.m., at the Jackson Agricultural Research Station in Jackson, Ohio. Siera Marth Kenny Wells
08/12/2011 Corn, Soybeans: Attend SW Ohio Field Day For Expert Advice Aug. 16 in Washington Court House WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -- The Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and the Fayette County Agronomy Committee will hold their annual field day and test plot demonstrations on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fayette County Demonstration Farm just north of Washington Court House. Mauricio Espinoza
08/16/2011 UPDATED: Three Honored for Long-Time Dedication and Commitment to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 22nd class of inductees at the Vice President’s Luncheon on Sept. 20. Donna Brown, David Petritz and Jack Sommers have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the success of the Farm Science Review. The Farm Science Review takes place Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
08/16/2011 Learn the Latest in Biofuel Crop Production at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Biofuels production is an important part of agriculture across the Corn Belt, and farmers can learn about the continuing evolutions in biofuels crop production at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22. Andy Vance Harold Watters
08/16/2011 Can’t Tell Trees Apart? Sign Up by Friday to Learn ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Beech. Oak. Maple. And a forest of others. Learn how to tell which is which when the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents “Name That Tree,” a workshop on identifying trees, on Aug. 26 in eastern Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
08/16/2011 Tour on Aug. 27: Cover Crops’ Big Benefits CELINA, Ohio -- Jeff Rasawehr, a family farmer in western Ohio, has had growing success with cover crops. Kurt Knebusch Jeff Rasawehr
08/16/2011 Family Fundamentals: Try this alternative 'time-out' method for children (for August 2011) I use 'time-out' to guide my daughter's behavior, but the power struggles that sometimes erupt make me wonder if it's worth it. Does time-out really work? Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano

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