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Ohio State Entomologist: Begin Scouting for Spring Pests at Planting Time

Ohio State Entomologist: Begin Scouting for Spring Pests at Planting Time

WOOSTER, Ohio – A migrating moth that can cause significant stand loss in corn is just one of the pests growers should be on the lookout for as they gear up for spring planting, an entomologist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Ohio State: Blankets Helped Protect Strawberries During Polar Vortexes

Ohio State: Blankets Helped Protect Strawberries During Polar Vortexes

PIKETON, Ohio – Humans weren’t the only ones reaching for extra blankets this past winter thanks to the polar vortexes and subsequent arctic cold temperatures that swept throughout the region.

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Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly (5/2/14)

My wife always rinses packaged lettuce that’s marked as prewashed. She said it sometimes smells funny so she likes to rinse it off. If it smells funny, should we eat it? And is washing it necessary?

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First Friday Tours: Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program

First Friday Tours: Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program

PIKETON, Ohio – An innovative fish farming program offered by the Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is offering monthly tours of its facilities, including its fish hatchery.

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Ohio State Entomologist: Warmer Weather Brings Need to Scout for Alfalfa Weevil in Ohio

Ohio State Entomologist: Warmer Weather Brings Need to Scout for Alfalfa Weevil in Ohio

WOOSTER, Ohio – With the warmer weather that’s finally hit the region, growers in southern and central Ohio need to start scouting for alfalfa weevil at the end of the week (May 2), while field crop growers in northern Ohio should prepare to start scouting for the pest later next month, said an entomologist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

Chow Line: More fruit,veggies in school lunches (4/25/14)

My daughter says students at her school throw away a lot more cafeteria food these days because they get too many vegetables. Why serve a food if kids just throw it away?

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Family Fundamentals: Resilient families better able to cope with crisis  (4/2014)

Family Fundamentals: Resilient families better able to cope with crisis (4/2014)

We know two families who are dealing with a serious illness of one of their family members. One family appears to coping well, while the other seems to be in a tailspin. Are there certain strategies a family can take to help them get through such a situation?

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Spring Planting Delays from Wet Conditions Not a Concern…Yet

Spring Planting Delays from Wet Conditions Not a Concern…Yet

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven’t begun planting yet shouldn’t be concerned yet, according to an agronomist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Southeastern Ohio Hay Day is June 19

CALDWELL, Ohio – Growers and producers can learn the latest tips and techniques in forage harvesting and forage handling machinery as well as how to save money during a field day offered by educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Discover Woodland Wildlife at Ohio State Mansfield May 9

Discover Woodland Wildlife at Ohio State Mansfield May 9

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold a “Wildlife in Your Woods” workshop May 9 on Ohio State's Mansfield campus.

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Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

Chow Line: Many Americans improving their diet (4/18/14)

I met some friends for lunch, and we all realized we’re eating better than we used to. Some of us think it’s because we’re “older and wiser,” but some think everyone is eating better these days. Any idea who’s right?

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New OSU Extension Expert Working with Growers to Reduce Nutrient Loads

New OSU Extension Expert Working with Growers to Reduce Nutrient Loads

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is looking for a few good growers to help update fertility recommendations for Ohio soybeans.

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May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Links between human, animal and environmental health -- factors in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, for example -- are the focus of May’s monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.

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Tree School Set for Ohio State Mansfield

Tree School Set for Ohio State Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold its 2014 Tree School from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 3 in Ovalwood Hall on Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus, 1760 University Drive.

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Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is May 16

Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is May 16

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys with Ohio State University Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program will offer a day-long legal conference May 16 designed to offer attorneys insight into key issues that affect farmers and agribusiness, organizers said.

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Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

I'm surprised that genetically modified foods aren’t required to be labeled. Why aren’t they?

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Media Advisory: Sudden Temperature Drop’s Impact on Gardens

Media Advisory: Sudden Temperature Drop’s Impact on Gardens

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just when Ohioans finally experienced springtime warmth with temperatures in the 80s in some areas on Sunday, winter’s long reach is back in the headlines with cold temperatures and snow showers forecast Tuesday.

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'Plant That Ate the South' Is Here: Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu

'Plant That Ate the South' Is Here: Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu

Kudzu, the “plant that ate the South,” is now in Ohio. And experts with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences want people to know it.

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Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The prolonged and extremely frigid temperatures experienced in Ohio earlier this year have destroyed a majority of the crop of popular wine grape varieties grown in the state, according to a survey recently conducted by Ohio State University’s Grape Team.

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Ohio State Study: What Happens to a River When a Dam Comes Down?

Ohio State Study: What Happens to a River When a Dam Comes Down?

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tear down a dam and a river will change. But just how much? And what will it do to what lives in the river? To find out, scientists in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are looking no farther than their own backyard.

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