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05/25/2011 Register Now for June 9 Free Pond Clinic in Southeastern Ohio BELLE VALLEY, Ohio -- Ohio State University and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of Guernsey and Noble counties will hold a free pond clinic from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd. (Township Highway 126), in Belle Valley. Mauricio Espinoza Clif Little
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
03/16/2012 OARDC Names BioHio Research Park Leader WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has selected Shauna R. Brummet as president and executive director of its BioHio Research Park in northeast Ohio. She will begin her position in April. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
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
08/11/2011 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
02/18/2011 Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is one of 11 institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), which aims to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Richard Moore
06/28/2011 Annual Plants Trials Underway at Ohio State's Columbus Campus: Come and Judge by Yourself COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Next year’s favorite ornamental bedding and container plants in the U.S. may now be growing on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus -- and members of the green industry as well as homeowners are welcome to peruse the 727 varieties that are part of the 2011 annuals trials there. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
11/30/2011 OARDC's Yebo Li Receives University Innovator Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has received Ohio State University's 2011 Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Mauricio Espinoza
08/10/2009 Minnesotans Learn about Value of Trees, Invasive Insects from OSU Extension Team WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University Extension Nursery, Landscape and Turf Team's (ENLTT) recent educational road trip to Minnesota is an excellent example of what universities, communities and industry — not to mention states — stand to gain when they collaborate and share resources. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
09/03/2002 OARDC Plant Pathologist Honored for International Service WOOSTER, Ohio – Sally Miller, a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), is a one-of-a-kind global fighter. For almost a decade now, she has been cruising the world in search of pests to kill and vegetables to save. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
06/19/2003 Highly Toxic Poison Hemlock a Threat in Newly Urbanized Areas CINCINNATI, Ohio -- If Socrates were alive, the first thing he would tell you is "Stay away from poison hemlock!" The toxic weed, reputedly used to execute the famous Greek philosopher in 329 B.C., has become common in Ohio during the past decade, posing a health risk to suburban dwellers, hikers, farmers and anyone who might come into close contact with it. Mauricio Espinoza Joe Boggs
08/10/2010 Miller Receives Prestigious Plant Pathology Recognition for Work on Vegetable Crops WOOSTER, Ohio — Sally Miller has dedicated her career to helping vegetable farmers protect their crops, whether close to her hometown in northeast Ohio or as far away as Bangladesh. Such dedication has earned the Canton native and Ohio State University plant pathologist the recognition of fellow by the American Phytopathological Society (APS) — one of the highest distinctions bestowed on scientists who specialize in the study and control of diseases of plants. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
04/18/2011 Media Advisory: OSU President Gee Unable to Attend Green Fair in Wooster Tomorrow WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President Gordon Gee will not be attending tomorrow's Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, to be held on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), as well as other activities previously scheduled in the Wooster community. The cancellation is due to funeral arrangements for Andrew Sorensen, Ohio State's senior vice president for development, who died unexpectedly on April 17. Mauricio Espinoza
01/18/2011 Northern Ohio Crops Day is Feb. 10 in Gibsonburg: Yields, Pests, Crop Insurance Among the Topics GIBSONBURG, Ohio -- Timely presentations by university experts and information from a variety of exhibitors await farmers at this year’s Northern Ohio Crops Day, Thursday, Feb. 10 in Gibsonburg, Ohio, just in time to plan for this year’s growing season. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Koenig
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
06/30/2011 Kinnamon Joins Ohio State as Industry Liaison Director for Ag Biosciences WOOSTER, Ohio -- Bryan Kinnamon, an executive with more than three decades of experience in marketing and manufacturing technology at global businesses, has joined Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) as Industry Liaison Office Director. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/03/2011 OARDC Helps Mansfield Company Produce 'Green' Polyurethane Foam, Jobs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Waste is a terrible thing to waste. That’s the mantra guiding an Ohio State University researcher and a bioenergy entrepreneur in the development of a brand-new, renewable source of polyurethane foam that’s expected to create up to 30 jobs in Mansfield, Ohio, in the next two years. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff Schultheis, Yebo Li
05/25/2011 OARDC, Ford Partner to Test Russian Dandelion Rubber for Car Parts WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ford Motor Co. is joining forces with Ohio State University to find new uses for an alternative source of rubber being developed by scientists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin, Katrina Cornish
01/21/2011 OARDC Researchers Conduct First Genetic Study of Bedbugs, Find Possible Pesticide-Resistance Genes WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have conducted the first genetic study of bedbugs, paving the road to the identification of potential genes associated with pesticide resistance and possible new control methods for the troublesome insect, whose sudden resurgence in the United States has led to a public health scare. Mauricio Espinoza Omprakash Mittapalli
07/05/2007 Sen. Voinovich Learns About Bio-energy, Climate Change Research at OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Sen. George Voinovich toured the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) June 29 to learn about ongoing research seeking to develop new sources of renewable energy and industrial products and combat the effects of global warming. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/15/2005 OARDC Receives NorTech Innovation Award for Bio-energy Initiative WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is looking for new ways to meet the energy challenges currently facing the United States from a very unusual source — waste generated by farming and food-processing operations. Mauricio Espinoza Floyd Schanbacher
09/09/2011 OARDC to Unveil Unique Ag Safety Facility Sept. 16 in Wooster: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
01/10/2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Corn and Beans: Agronomy School Begins Jan. 16 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Six Monday evenings in January and February will provide farmers and certified crop advisors (CCAs) with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today, just in time to begin planning another growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
01/13/2003 OARDC Researcher Awarded Honorary Doctorate WOOSTER, Ohio — Linda Saif, a scientist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Belgium’s Ghent University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Europe. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
10/03/2008 Storm Cleanup Good Opportunity to Check for Emerald Ash Borer COLUMBUS, Ohio€ Ongoing cleanup of tree debris following the September windstorm that swept through Ohio can be a good opportunity for property owners and arborists to check ash trees for possible signs of emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
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
08/30/2010 OSU Extension Plays Key Role in Solar Energy Development in Ohio UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio — The dedication of Ohio’s largest solar energy farm in Upper Sandusky demonstrates how Ohio State University Extension can play an invaluable role in the development of renewable energy projects, economic activity and jobs throughout the state. Mauricio Espinoza Eric Romich
08/05/2002 OARDC Researcher Receives Tomato Award FREMONT, Ohio — David Francis’s tomatoes are redder, more nutritious and highly resistant to diseases. Now, they are also award-winners. Mauricio Espinoza David Francis
12/22/2010 Congressman-elect Renacci Tours OARDC: 'I Look Forward to Working With You' WOOSTER, Ohio — Jim Renacci, who will represent Ohio's 16th District in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in January 2011, toured the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Nov. 17 to learn more about educational and economic development assets in the north-central and northeast Ohio counties that span the district. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack

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