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06/12/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 13 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 13. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
06/14/2012 OSU Extension Partners with Penn State Extension to Offer Tour of Farm Markets, Promote Agritourism PIKETON, Ohio -- Farmers, producers, business owners, farm market managers, consumers and others interested in learning more about local food systems, food direct marketing and agritourism can participate in a Retail Farm Market Tour in July. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
06/14/2012 OSU Scientists Researching Hardiness of Blackberries to Boost Production in Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University Extension are in the midst of a three-year trial to determine which blackberry cultivars (varieties) can best thrive in Ohio’s colder climate. This is part of an effort to increase the varieties available to local growers in order to boost the state’s acreage of the increasingly popular sweet black fruit.  Tracy Turner Gary Gao
06/14/2012 Ohio Produce Growers, Marketers to Hold Field Day June 27 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA) invites fruit and vegetable growers and marketers to participate in its annual educational and networking event, the OPGMA Summer Tour & Field Day. The event will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in Sandusky and Huron counties.   Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Laura A. Kunkle
06/14/2012 OSU Expert: Growers Should Begin Scouting for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa Earlier This Year WOOSTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter Ohio experienced this year has not only caused alfalfa to an earlier first cutting than usual, it’s also caused some insects to appear earlier than normal. One example is the potato leafhopper, which has already been reported in alfalfa fields by some growers across the state, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/14/2012 OSU Wine Grape Variety Trial Seeks to Increase Ohio Wine Grape Growing Options WOOSTER, Ohio -- In an effort to boost Ohio's wine industry, researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are determining what new wine grape varieties can survive and thrive in Ohio's climate. Tracy Turner Gary Gao, Imed Dami
06/15/2012 Ohio State Partner in $5.7M Grant to Develop New Biofuel WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mauricio Espinoza Katrina Cornish, Josh Blakeslee
06/15/2012 Chow Line: Tips can help senior who loses appetite (6/15/12) My mother is in her 80s and seems to have lost her appetite. She is losing quite a bit of weight, and her doctor is concerned. How can we encourage her to eat more? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/18/2012 Early Appearance of Twospotted Spider Mites Could Damage Ohio Soybean Crops WOOSTER, Ohio – The early and prolonged period of dry, hot days Ohio has experienced so far this spring is causing an early appearance of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybean crops, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
06/18/2012 OSU Expert: Early Ohio Wheat Harvest Opens Door for Double-Crop Soybeans FINDLAY, Ohio – The near-record warm winter the Midwest experienced this year, combined with the early and unusually warm spring, has caused wheat to mature sooner than normal, which could let farmers plant a second crop like soybeans to increase their profit potential using the same land, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
06/18/2012 Clever Rabbits or Not, Parking Lot Farm Is Seeing Results WOOSTER, Ohio -- Even a garden in the middle of a parking lot can have a problem with rabbits. Kurt Knebusch Joe Kovach
06/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Help new parents feel more confident in selves (June 2012) My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby. They seem to be focusing on preparing the nursery and stocking up on baby clothes, but I’m concerned they don’t seem to appreciate what it takes to be a good parent. How can I help them prepare for parenting? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
06/20/2012 Ohio State Expert: June Good Time to Establish High Reproduction Standards for Heifers PIKETON, Ohio – Livestock farmers, who are now in the midst of breeding season, may find that selling heifers that aren’t meeting breeding expectations may make better financial sense than keeping an animal that isn’t achieving satisfactory conception rates, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.   Tracy Turner John Grimes
06/20/2012 Economist to Address Reducing Nutrient Runoff in Ohio Waters COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reducing nutrient runoff in Ohio waters may take more creative thinking than just instituting water conservation programs, according to an Ohio State University expert. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen
06/22/2012 Professor to be Named as Fellow of Institute of Food Technologists COLUMBUS, Ohio -- V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, professor of food safety engineering at Ohio State University, will be named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists at its annual meeting in Las Vegas on Monday, June 25. Martha Filipic Bala Balasubramaniam, Rich Linton
06/22/2012 Chow Line: Why green beans aren't really 'beans' (6/22/12) My whole family likes green beans, so we eat them a lot. I recently looked at the Dietary Guidelines and saw we can’t count green beans as beans. Why not? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
06/24/2012 Faith-based Sustainability? Environmental Scientist, Evangelical Leader to Speak in Wooster and Columbus This Week WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cal DeWitt of the University of Wisconsin, an expert on sustainability and land stewardship and a leading Christian environmentalist, will speak five times in Wooster and Columbus later this week, Jan. 26-28. Kurt Knebusch
06/26/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Could Make it Harder for Growers to Control Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the extended periods of hot, dry weather Ohio has experienced in recent weeks may mean that weeds aren’t growing as fast as they would in more moist conditions, the weather can still have an adverse effect on weed management for growers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
06/26/2012 OSU Expert: Strong Demand for Wheat Straw Leaves Farmers Debating Whether to Sell or Leave It for Nutrients and Soil Organic Matter FINDLAY, Ohio – Wheat growers may have lower yields this year thanks to extreme weather and planting delays, however a strong demand for quality wheat straw may offset the loss of income from grain, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
06/27/2012 Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Visiting Campus June 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will meet with Ohio State University researchers from the Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship (CAFFRE) and Department of Food Science and Technology on Thursday, June 28. Suzanne Steel
06/29/2012 Ohio Sheep Day Day July 14 VAN WERT, Ohio -- Buckeye Acres Farm will host the 2012 Ohio Sheep Day, which offers visitors the opportunity to see a successful sheep farming operation and receive ideas about nutrition, management systems and other areas of sheep production. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Roger A. High
06/29/2012 Agritourism Workshop Promotes Preparedness, Emergency Management PIKETON, Ohio – Farmers, producers, business owners and anyone who operates farm markets, pick-your-own operations, wineries, farmers markets or festivals will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare for and handle an emergency and minimize risks that may arise when the public is invited onto the farm, during an agritourism workshop and tour offered by members of Ohio State University Extension’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
06/29/2012 Chow Line: Estimate portion sizes with ‘handy’ tool (6/29/12) I want to make sure I’m eating the proper portion sizes, but I don’t want to weigh and measure everything I eat. Is there an easy way to estimate servings of different foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
07/02/2012 Secretary of Agriculture: Ohio State's Ag Research Plays 'Essential Role' in Health Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The story of American agriculture is much broader than the crops grown in farm fields, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Martha Filipic, Tracy Turner Steven Schwartz
07/02/2012 Power Outage? Pitch Food if Uncertain About Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Anyone experiencing long-term power outages should throw out any refrigerated or frozen foods if they're not certain of their safety, said an Ohio State University Extension food safety field specialist. Martha Filipic Linnette Goard, Julie Kennel
07/05/2012 OSU Extension to Hold Weed Science Field Day July 11 SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio – Weed control will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension’s Weed Science Field Day on July 11 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Western Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Mark Loux
07/05/2012 Alfalfa Can Weather Drought, but Growers May Find Lower Production as Extreme Weather Lingers WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less alfalfa overall because of the lack of moisture the region continues to experience, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
07/05/2012 OSU Extension Offers Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Course CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Livestock producers looking to learn ways to deal with livestock mortality can earn livestock mortality composting certification in a course offered by an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Chris Bruynis
07/06/2012 Insect Night Walk is July 21 in Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Come experience the nightlife that most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night Walk. Denise Ellsworth
07/06/2012 Chow Line: Now is a great time to try fresh herbs (7/6/12) Last week, I used fresh dill weed in a recipe for the first time and was surprised how mild it was -- very different from from the dried dill I normally use. I want to try using more fresh herbs. Any ideas on where I should start? Martha Filipic