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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
01/30/2012 Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
11/20/2006 Bringing Quality Beef to the Middle East with Ohio-Israeli Project COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A unique collaboration between Ohio State University and Israel is creating opportunities to raise quality beef cattle in this Middle East country, giving producers a more competitive edge over countries that import cattle and providing consumers with a fresher product. Candace Pollock Fernando Silveira, Gene Steiner, Sarah Horowitz
09/09/2005 Breeding Project Aims for Larger, Fast-Growing Perch PIKETON, Ohio — The aquacultural world of pond-raised fish is governed mainly by two market demands: fish size and filet quality. An absence of either one could leave individuals in the business floundering. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallat
12/03/2008 Breeder Contributions Helped Shape Soybean Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last three decades of Ohio soybean production have been good ones -- marked by improved Phytophthora cultivars, a new market for tofu soybeans, and one of the most popular soybean varieties ever grown in Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
06/15/2007 Brazilian Researcher Visits OARDC to Discuss Bio-energy Collaborations WOOSTER, Ohio € Brazil is an international leader in the production of biofuels from crops. Ohio State University has a widely recognized crop breeding and biotechnology program and is leading efforts in the state to develop renewable fuels, energy and materials. So it makes sense that both parties get together to compare notes and learn from each other as they seek to make further strides in the worlds emerging bioecononomy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/28/2005 Brazil Experiences with Rust Offer Insight for U.S. Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — First-hand observations of soybean rust in Brazilian soybean fields are telling Ohio State University plant pathologists one thing: that with diligent scouting, timing of fungicide applications and a blessing from Mother Nature, the disease is easily manageable. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
05/04/2011 Bowed by Tornado, Some of Them Broken, Famed Crabapples Starting to Bloom WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s famed crabapple trees are starting to bloom, with the peak expected this weekend, but their ranks are noticeably thinner this year.  Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran, Jim Chatfield
04/16/2002 Boosting Soybean Yield/Profits Involves a Mix of Management Practices COLUMBUS, Ohio - Careful incorporation of inoculants, fungicide seed treatments and reduced seeding rates into a crop production program may give soybean farmers a boost in yield and extra money in their pockets at the end of the growing season. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
05/16/2012 Boosting Dairy Cattle Fertility: New Technologies, Outreach Go Hand in Hand COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows has always been a challenge for this industry. Ohio State University specialists are working to reverse this trend through the development of new reproduction techniques and training that emphasizes proper management. Mauricio Espinoza Gustavo Schuenemann, Mike Day
05/07/2010 Board of Trustees’ Ag Committee Visits OARDC Campus The Ohio State University Board of Trustees' Agricultural Affairs Committee met in Wooster late last month (4/26). Committee members had a chance to learn about a variety of research programs and activities going on at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). NULL
08/16/2012 Bluebird Boxes, Other Conservation Info Abounds at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Bluebirds disappeared from the Gwynne Conservation Area at the Farm Science Review site near London several years ago. The Gwynne has a bluebird monitoring trail with 19 bluebird nest boxes, but they were not being monitored, said Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist. Kyle Sharp Marne Titchenell
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
08/19/2002 Blame the Heat for Delayed Pumpkin Development COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Halloween without pumpkins is like Christmas without a tree. To miss the Halloween marketing seasaon is a scary thought for Ohio pumpkin growers whose plants are just now setting fruit. Candace Pollock Mac Riedel
06/05/2009 Black Spot of Roses Can Be a Challenge, Even for the Experienced Rose Grower COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Roses are one of the more popular flowering shrubs grown in Ohio, but they can be plagued by a number of diseases that will rob plants of their vigor and beauty. One of the more persistent diseases now making an appearance is black spot. Candace Pollock Nancy Taylor
04/25/2011 Black River Team Wins OSU Green Fair Solar Boat Contest The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair has announced the winners of its solar-powered boat races. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
07/11/2001 Black Raspberries Top Growers List in Survey PIKETON, Ohio - Black raspberry varieties are the number one raspberries being grown in Ohio, according to a pre-season survey by Ohio State University researchers. Candace Pollock Sandy Kuhn
07/16/2002 Birdseed May Make Your Plants Sick COLUMBUS, Ohio - What homeowners feed wild birds may not be very good for their plants and vegetable garden. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
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
12/18/2011 Biotechnology Only One Factor Behind Reduced Variation in US Crop Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the second of a series of papers discussing the impact of biotechnology on U.S. average crop yields, Ohio State University agricultural economist Carl Zulauf said that while “this study certainly doesn’t preclude biotechnology as an explanation for the decline in the variability of average yields for corn, cotton and soybeans, it does suggest more universal factors are likely occurring.” Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
12/18/2011 Biotechnology One Factor In Field Crop Yield Trends COLUMBUS, Ohio – While not a definitive study, one Ohio State University agricultural economist said statistical evidence on linear yield trends suggests that biotechnology could play a role in explaining increased yield trends for corn and soybeans over the past 15 years, even though the increase in yield trend is not large for these two crops. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
05/07/2002 Biotechnology Consortium Seeks to Improve Ohio's Agricultural Industries COLUMBUS, Ohio - In recent years, biotechnology has largely been associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), or some other form of cross breeding or genetic alteration. Candace Pollock Terry Graham
07/10/2012 Biotechnology Brings Summer Science Fun to Adventure Central DAYTON, Ohio -- In the lazy, hazy days of summer, the last thing on most urban teens' minds is science and biotechnology. But that's not the case for the teenagers who are teaching biotechnology to 100 day-camp participants at Adventure Central in Dayton.  Martha Filipic Nate Arnett
06/22/2001 Biosecurity Fact Sheets Available on OSU Internet Site Foot-and-mouth disease may be shrinking from the media spotlight, but Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep the disease in check, but also help control other animal ailments. Candace Pollock Bill Shulaw, Gary Bowman
06/21/2011 Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In only six years, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center has facilitated the creation of new companies, partnerships, products and jobs -- helping Ohio become a national leader in the promising field of bio-based specialty chemicals, polymers and advanced materials. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Myers
02/18/2010 Biomass Crop Makes for Good Nursery Container Potting Mix WOOSTER, Ohio – Switchgrass is proving to be a viable nursery container potting mix, providing the green industry an alternative to the industry standard and potentially opening the doors for biomass production in Ohio. Candace Pollock James Altland
08/31/2010 Biomass and Cover Crops Showcased at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – From poplar and willow trees to sweet sorghum and switchgrass, visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review can learn more about the potential for producing bioenergy crops in Ohio. Candace Pollock Harold Watters
10/05/2004 BioEnergy Conference to Showcase Ohio's Energy Resources COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is one of the leading states in biomass resources, and an upcoming bioenergy conference is designed to introduce participants to those resources and the feasibility of converting them into potentially useful energy alternatives. Candace Pollock Denny Hall
08/24/2010 Biodigester That Turns Manure into Methane Demonstrated at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Farmers interested in alternative energy technologies for the farm can learn more about the small-scale biodigester developed by Ohio State University ecological engineers. The technology will be demonstrated at Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Candace Pollock Jay Martin
12/10/2008 Biodiesel Byproduct May Be Used As Value-Added Ag Commodity COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A byproduct of biodiesel may be used to support the production of an animal feed additive to enhance the performance and growth of dairy cattle. Candace Pollock Zhongtang Yu, Maurice Eastridge