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05/17/2012 Crop Growers Still Have Time to Switch to Corn if Alfalfa Stands Don’t Meet Production Criteria WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers wondering if they should keep their alfalfa or rotate to a different crop still have time to switch to corn if they find their alfalfa stands don’t meet production criteria, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
05/18/2012 Chow Line: Don't let vacation go to waist (5/18/12) We’ll be spending two weeks driving around the Midwest on vacation this summer. I hate the idea of eating a lot of fast food. Do you have some tips for healthy eating while on the road? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
05/21/2012 OARDC Rose Garden to Hold Open House June 9 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Last year’s mild winter should mean “a grand display of blooms” this spring, said Kelly King, caretaker of Wooster’s Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, which will hold its free annual open house on June 9. Kelly King
05/21/2012 What's the Best Way to Burn (or Not) Certain Forests Around the Great Lakes? New Program Has Science-based Answers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Lake States Fire Science Consortium, based at Ohio State in partnership with two federal agencies, shares the "best available science" with land managers. Kurt Knebusch Charles Goebel, Greg Corace
05/22/2012 Urban Farming in a Parking Lot? See It in Action in Wooster: Tours Start May 31 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Joe Kovach, an Ohio State scientist who is studying the best ways to grow food in old asphalt parking lots, will hold free public tours at his test plots in Wooster at 4 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month through August. Kurt Knebusch Joe Kovach
05/22/2012 Remember the Borer: EAB Awareness Week Returns May 20-26 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Emerald ash borer (EAB), the invasive insect that kills ash trees, continues to spread throughout the state. EAB Awareness Week, May 20-26, is the perfect opportunity to remind Ohioans of this pest's impact and their role in helping to limit its spread. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
05/23/2012 OSU Sustainable Ag Tour offers up-close look at alternative production systems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming research and farmers markets, as part of the 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.  Tracy Turner Alan Sundermeier
05/23/2012 Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this year mean that cressleaf groundsel is on the rise earlier than normal and causing potential problems for livestock producers, said an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert. The weed is now listed on Ohio’s Noxious Weed list because of the poisonous characteristics it poses to some animals Tracy Turner Stan Smith
05/24/2012 Ohio Sea Grant Offers Great Lakes Climate Curriculum Workshops COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This summer, Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team will offer one-day workshops to introduce an updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum to science instructors in the Great Lakes region who would like to integrate climate change education into the classroom. Christina Dierkes
05/25/2012 Summer Science Fun for Kids Planned at Columbus 4-H Camps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A weeklong "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Friends" 4-H day camp and a three-day overnight 4-H "Camp Tech" are planned at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
05/25/2012 Chow Line: Use 'Top 10' lists to add variety (5/25/12) Occasionally I see lists of the “top 10” most nutritious fruits and vegetables, but they’re never quite the same as each other. How much should I pay attention to these kinds of lists? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/30/2012 Ohio State to Co-host International E. coli Symposium WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University food safety researchers have been selected to co-host the premier international scientific meeting dealing with dangerous E. coli infections that continue to pose global health concerns. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
05/31/2012 Wheat Growers Advised to Scout for Stripe Rust; Still Time to Apply Fungicide WOOSTER, Ohio – While most wheat statewide is at the early grain fill stage of development, growers should still scout carefully for stripe rust, as some farmers have reported finding the disease in their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
05/31/2012 New Video Series offers Livestock Farmers Access to Grazing School MT. GILEAD, Ohio – A new series of videos produced by Ohio State University Educators offers livestock producers detailed information on a wide variety of grazing management techniques including setting up grazing systems, conservation practices and plant management taught by OSU Extension livestock and forage experts.  Tracy Turner Jeff McCutcheon
05/31/2012 Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn WOOSTER, Ohio – A relatively new pest to Ohio field crops is causing concern for some northern Ohio farmers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
05/31/2012 Ohio Pasture Management Project Gives Livestock Farmers Guidance on Grazing MT. GILEAD, Ohio – An ongoing forage project conducted by Ohio State University Extension offers livestock producers detailed information on how fast pasture fields are growing statewide, providing detailed, up-to-date information on pasture growth to help producers make better management decisions. Tracy Turner Jeff McCutcheon
05/31/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Among Factors Contributing to Uneven Corn Emergence COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who are finding fair to poor stands in their corn fields may be experiencing the effects of record rainfall in 2011, a mild winter in 2012, and continued hot, dry weather that may be contributing to a host of issues that are negatively impacting corn emergence, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison, Steve Prochaska
06/01/2012 Blowing in the Wind: OSU Extension Helps Communities Develop Wind Energy Projects VAN WERT, Ohio -- For many years, Glenn McClure has grown corn and soybeans on his 850-acre farm 10 miles northwest of Van Wert. Now, he's added a new crop to his rotation: wind energy. Mauricio Espinoza Nancy Bowen, Dan Litchfield
06/01/2012 Chow Line: 'Mindless eating' leads to weight gain (6/1/12) I try to eat healthfully and normally do well during the day, but in the evening when I’m watching TV, I snack way too much, even though I’m not really hungry. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
06/01/2012 Researchers to Examine How Savings Programs Affect Childhood Hunger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Programs that encourage low-income families to save money for long-term goals and pull them out of poverty could ultimately decrease child hunger. But in the short-term, there's fear that participating in such programs could increase children's food insecurity as families divert some of their meager income into savings. Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
06/04/2012 Over-the-counter Foggers Ineffective Against Bedbugs: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have found that over-the-counter foggers commonly used by consumers are not effective at killing bedbugs -- providing the first scientific evidence that such products should not be recommended for control of this increasingly worrisome pest. Mauricio Espinoza Susan Jones
06/05/2012 Animal Sciences Senior's Accomplishments Show Value of Comprehensive Ohio State Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What can an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences help you achieve in the 21st century? For graduating senior Drew Enigk, his dream career. Mauricio Espinoza Drew Enigk
06/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 6 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 6. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
06/06/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Biosafety Lab to Be Named after U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Friday, June 8, in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) will be named after longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (Ohio's 16th District), at a ceremony this Friday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. Regula has been a strong supporter of the facility. He retired from Congress in 2009. Mauricio Espinoza
06/07/2012 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day June 21 CALDWELL, Ohio -- Equipment dealers from around eastern Ohio will demonstrate the latest in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery at Southeastern Ohio Hay Day. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Clif Little
06/07/2012 OSU Researchers Working to Boost Blueberry Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – While blueberries aren’t yet grown in abundance in Ohio, scientists at Ohio State University are working on a multi-year research trial to try to change that. Tracy Turner Gary Gao
06/07/2012 Chow Line: Cooking won't cure all food safety ills (6/8/12) I was making soup in the slow cooker but forgot to plug it in. After five hours, I realized what happened and cooked the soup, which included cooked chicken, on high for five more hours. I thought it would be OK, but my wife said no and threw it out. Who was right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
06/07/2012 Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Michael Farren, Amanda Weinstein
06/07/2012 Couple Honored for Research, Teaching in Food Science and Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In April, Monica Giusti was recognized at the annual conference of Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for receiving the 2011 TechColumbus Outstanding Woman in Technology. In May, Luis Rodriguez-Saona received the Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Young Teacher Award from Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Martha Filipic Rich Linton, Monica Giusti, Luis Rodriguez-Saona
06/08/2012 New Website Offers Farm Safety and Health Information and Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new farm-related educational resource has been added to a national website that offers everyone from beginning farmers to veteran grower’s answers to hundreds of farm-related safety and health questions, in an easy-to-navigate format featuring information offered from a consortium of 74 land-grant universities, including Ohio State University.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen

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