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Chow Line: Snack on popcorn, but watch portions (for 10/8/06)
I love popcorn as a snack, and I like that it's a whole grain. But is it nutritious?
Rural-Urban Land Use: See Changes, Patterns, Future Today (Sept. 28)
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Urban Landscape Ecology Program (ULEP) will present a free public lecture, “Pattern and Process? Regional Influences on Disperse Exurban Land Conversion in Ohio,” today (Sept. 28) from 1-2 p.m.
Ohio Energy Policy: Oct. 2 Talk to Tackle Social, Economic, Environmental Impacts
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) will present a free public lecture, “Ohio Energy Policy: Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts” on Monday, Oct. 2, at noon.
Floriculture Visiting Chair Promotes University Presence in Industry
WOOSTER, Ohio -- With floriculture production in Ohio a growing $180 million industry and ranked 6th in the nation, it takes the commitment and expertise of the Ohio State University Floriculture Program to keep the university at the top of floriculture Extension, education, and research. The D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture helps make this happen.
Another Farm Science Review, Another Success
LONDON, Ohio -- With near-perfect weather, close to 600 exhibitors and a successful collaboration between Ohio State and Purdue universities, Farm Science Review saw attendance increase 8.5 percent over last year to nearly 130,000 visitors.
Chow Line: A little zinc goes a long way (for 10/1/06)
Why do we need zinc?
Know the Beetle: Agencies Offer Emerald Ash Borer Workshops for Citizens, Green Industry
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Information is key to minimizing the impact of emerald ash borer (EAB) on Ohio’s urban and rural natural resources, and here’s an opportunity for you to learn more about this destructive insect — the state’s EAB Task Force is offering several workshops for citizens, municipalities, and members of the green industry in Delaware, Franklin, Miami and Wyandot counties.
Food Safety Researchers Focused on Prevention
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Food safety researchers with Ohio State University Extension say the latest E. coli outbreak shows that food safety concerns must be taken seriously, "from the farm to the plate."
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Beef Horse? Beef? Horse? (for the Week of Sept. 17, 2006)
Q. Dear Twig: What are beef horses? I saw an ad that mentioned them. A company wanted to buy some.
Family Fundamentals: Don't bust the budget: Occasional expenses can add up (for September 2006)
My wife and I have a budget. On paper, we should be saving $200-400 a month, but usually unexpected bills prevent us from saving anything. Any advice?
Chow Line: Reducing fat in diet good idea for most (for 9/24/06)
How important is it to reduce fat in the diet?
Conservation, Natural Resources Program Pack Schedule at Farm Science Review
LONDON, Ohio -- Nearly 30 sessions on conservation, the environment and natural resources are being planned at the Gwynne Conservation Area during this year's Farm Science Review, Sept. 19-21.
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Kissing Fish Kiss (for the Week of Sept. 10, 2006)
Q. Dear Twig: What did you mean last week, “the bubbling betta’s smoochy kissing cousin”? Fish that kiss? Kissing a fish? I wouldn’t want to kiss a fish.
Chow Line: Mild bleach solution good for sanitizing (for 9/17/06)
I want to start using a diluted bleach spray to sanitize my kitchen counters, but I'm not sure how strong it should be. What's the recommendation?
Survey Shows Higher Levels of Concern on Food, Agricultural, Environmental Issues
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans' level of concern regarding food and agricultural issues has climbed in the past two years, according to a biannual survey conducted by Ohio State University researchers.
Planting Wheat on Wheat Increases Disease Pressure
WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio growers should avoid planting a new wheat crop into the previous season’s wheat residue, despite the possibility of later-than-normal planting due to lagging development of the soybean crop in some locations.
Get a Handle on Best Fertilizer Methods at Farm Science Review
LONDON, Ohio -- Corn growers may skimp on some fertilizer applications in favor of others as they ride the rollercoaster of fluctuating energy prices, potentially impacting their crop’s performance. To maximize crop profits with few on-farm costs, Ohio State University and Purdue University soil specialists will help guide growers in making smart economic decisions during Farm Science Review.
Early Bird Economic Outlook for Early Risers at FSR
LONDON, Ohio -- Early risers looking for the scoop on economic, business or policy issues will have the opportunity to check out new sessions at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review that kick off when the gates open.
How Farming, People Change the Land: French Scientist to Speak Tomorrow (Sept. 6)
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) will present a free public lecture, “The Pleine-Fougères Long-term Ecological Research Site in France: Landscape Heterogeneity and Biodiversity,” on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 10-11 a.m.
When Planting Wheat, Don't Put Eggs in One Basket
WOOSTER, Ohio -- Growers making wheat planting preparations for next season should spread their choices over varieties that provide good yields, disease resistance, stalk quality and winter hardiness rather than relying only on achieving maximum yields through the use of extra inputs.
Israel to Feature Ag Technology at Farm Science Review
LONDON, Ohio – Ohio State University's Farm Science Review is welcoming Israel, the first foreign country to feature its agricultural technology during the event, Sept. 19-21 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Bettas Bubble (for the Week of Sept. 3, 2006)
Q. Dear Twig: OK, I’ll bite. Why do betta fish bubble?
Learn to Minimize Spray Drift at Farm Science Review
LONDON, Ohio -- Spray drift may be the No. 1 concern of pesticide applicators, but there are ways to minimize the problem. And visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review can check out the latest in techniques and equipment that achieve that goal.
Chow Line: When alarms sound, balance risk, benefits (for 9/10/06)
I got an e-mail saying prewashed, bagged lettuce might have E. coli. Is it a hoax?
Commerce Department Grants $744,000 for Ohio State's AgBiosciences Commercialization Efforts
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Commerce presented a $744,091 check to Ohio State University on Friday, Sept. 1, in support of BioHio, an effort of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to move ideas from the lab to the marketplace.
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