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10/04/2011 Optimal Window for Planting Wheat Tightening WOOSTER, Ohio – As corn and soybean harvest extends into the later weeks of harvest, the optimal window for planting winter wheat in the Eastern Corn Belt is rapidly closing according to Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/04/2011 Late, Wet Harvest Conditions Cause Concerns Over Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – The combination of a late harvest and wet weather could mean optimal conditions for development of corn ear molds, according to Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/05/2011 Ohio State Launches Center for Applied Plant Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), are partnering to create the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS). The development of new bioproducts and enhanced crop performance are among its priorities.  Sandi Rutkowski
10/06/2011 Northern Corn Leaf Blight Becoming ‘Concerning’ Disease Issue WOOSTER, Ohio – The continued incidence of northern corn leaf blight in Ohio fields is increasingly concerning to plant pathologists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/07/2011 National Emerald Ash Borer Research Conference to be Held in Wooster Oct. 12-13 WOOSTER, Ohio -- U.S. and Canadian scientists will gather in Wooster on Oct. 12 and 13 to share the latest research on emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect responsible for killing millions of ash trees in urban settings and forests from Minnesota to Quebec, from Michigan to Tennessee. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
10/07/2011 Farmland Preservation Summit Nov. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 12th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit is planned for Thursday, Nov. 17. Martha Filipic Jill Clark
10/07/2011 Chow Line: Alcohol/weight gain interaction complex (for 10/16/11) I’ve seen conflicting information about how much of an effect drinking alcohol might have on weight gain. Can you explain? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
10/08/2011 Dairy Producers Should Consider ‘Precision’ Diets to Maximize Profits COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dairy producers shouldn’t get used to $6 or $7 corn, and should tailor diets to maximize productivity and profitability, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Normand St-Pierre
10/10/2011 Niblack Takes Helm of Plant Pathology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Terry Niblack is proud to be sitting at the helm of "what's arguably the best plant pathology department in the country."  Martha Filipic Terry Niblack
10/10/2011 Ag Law Symposium Set for Nov. 18 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From shale gas legal issues to enforcing the state's new Livestock Care Standards to federal and state agricultural legislation, the Nov. 18 Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is packed with hot topics in the legal community. Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
10/12/2011 OARDC Announces 2011 Recipients of Service, Achievement Awards WOOSTER, Ohio – OARDC has announced the 2011 recipients of its service and achievement awards. They were presented Oct. 6 at the center's annual Employee Appreciation Night. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
10/13/2011 OSU Extension Offers Income Tax Schools COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer eight OSU Income Tax Schools across Ohio from Nov. 9 through Dec. 10. These two-day schools are designed for those who have some experience preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Instruction will focus on federal tax law changes and on the issues that tax preparers may encounter in 2011 returns. The schools also will include an Ohio income tax update.  David Marrison
10/13/2011 4-H CARTEENS Programs Get Driving Simulators HAMILTON, Ohio -- Distracted driving can be deadly, particularly to teens. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash.  Martha Filipic James L. Jordan
10/14/2011 DOT Clarification Means No Changes in Farm CDL Requirements COLUMBUS, Ohio – When it comes to the need for farmers to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to haul farm products or inputs, no news is good news, according to the Agricultural & Resource Law Program at The Ohio State University. Andy Vance Peggy Kirk Hall
10/14/2011 Chow Line: Reduce risk linked to fresh produce (for 10/23/11) I’ve read about the deaths associated with tainted cantaloupe. How are you supposed to protect yourself against that kind of contamination? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
10/14/2011 October Crop Reports Provide Few Surprises COLUMBUS, Ohio – The October crop production and supply and demand reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture yielded surprisingly few surprises for the grain markets, according to Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
10/17/2011 Corn, Soybean Input Costs Expected to Climb 10-20% in 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by increases in fertilizer and seed, farmers can expect to spend as much as 20 percent more to produce corn and soybeans in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Ohio State University Extension experts. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
10/19/2011 Family Fundamentals: Use of cell phones can help, hurt parent/teen relationship (for October 2011) Our daughter just entered high school and wants us to get her a cell phone. I realize that most high school students do have a cell phone now, but I’m concerned that it will cause more problems than it’s worth. What are the pros and cons?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
10/19/2011 OARDC Works with Industry to Boost Ethanol Production, Create Jobs WOOSTER, Ohio -- The future of the U.S. ethanol industry depends on its ability to increase yields, be competitive with fossil fuels and fill a growing need for energy independence. Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is lending its expertise to make that possible. Mauricio Espinoza Fred Michel, Fred Clarke
10/19/2011 Proposed Regulations Could Mean Big Changes For Farm Youth Labor COLUMBUS, Ohio – An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
10/19/2011 Ohio State Helps Develop Money Management Tool Available Online COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new, free online financial self-assessment tool made available by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is based on work done in part at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Cäzilia Loibl
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
10/19/2011 From Teosinte to Quad Stacks: See the History of Corn at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Farmers produce millions of bushels of corn annually, thanks in no small part to centuries of evolution in plant breeding, farming practices, and biotechnology. The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Harold Watters
10/20/2011 Bucking Hardwood Logs for Urban Tree Professionals: Sign Up for Nov. 15 Workshop in Bowling Green BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Urban foresters and other tree professionals will learn the best ways to utilize tree stems to their highest potential and find better markets at a one-day, hands-on workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Bowling Green, northwest Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
10/24/2011 Ohio State, Iceland's University and Soil Service Sign Cooperation Agreements COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of its drive to forge lasting global partnerships, Ohio State University has signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the University of Iceland and that European island-nation’s Soil Conservation Service with the goal of enhancing educational experiences and advancing critical research dealing with climate change, environmental sustainability and food security. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin
10/25/2011 Researchers Tackle Safety Issues with Leafy Greens COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leafy green vegetables, power-packed with nutrients, are a growing part of the average American diet. Yet in 2009, leafy greens also made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods." Here's what Ohio State researchers are doing to help.  Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry, Gonul Kaletunc, Ahmed Yousef
10/27/2011 Commercial Grape and Wine Workshop is Nov. 4 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Winemakers and commercial wine-grape growers looking for practical and essential skills in running a successful vineyard and winery are invited to attend a day-long workshop in Piketon on Friday, Nov. 4.  Julie Strawser-Moose