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Giving mosquitoes 'kidney' failure could help fight spread of malaria
A CFAES scientist and his collaborators have discovered a chemical that causes "kidney" failure in mosquitoes, which may pave the way to the development of new insecticides to fight potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malari ...
OARDC Holds Groundbreaking for New FABE Building
A September 2010 tornado took it away. Now, support from elected officials and the state of Ohio will help bring back an even better version of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering 's building on OARDC's Wooster campu ...
Forest Industry Brings Green to Ohio's Economy
When a tree falls-- is felled-- in a forest in Ohio, it supports a $22-billion-a-year industry and more than 100,000 jobs. And is replaced by more than two trees worth of new growth. So says a CFAES specialist who is documenting the green that grows in th ...
Negotiating a Shale Drilling lLease? Where to Get Good Info
When Dick and Kaye Clay were approached by a shale energy representative about possibly leasing a portion of their Harrison County land, Kaye Clay knew where to turn for guidance. She had previously worked for the Guernsey County office of OSU Extension ...
OARDC Technology Spins Off Into New Company
Patented technology developed by an OARDC scientist has led to the creation of a startup company for producing diagnostic tools and vaccines to combat poultry and livestock diseases. LARAD Inc. is the result of research conducted by Daral Jackwood, a pro ...
CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team honored
At the 2013 Diversity Leadership Symposium on April 12, Michelle Bondurant of Ohio State's Human Resources office made a surprise visit to announce that the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team had been selected as a 2013 winner of the Distinguished Diver ...
Transitioning family farms to the next generation
Only 16.5 percent of family businesses, including family farms, survive to a third generation, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. And 39 percent of U.S. farmland is owned by those 65 and older, with fewer than 30 percent having identif ...
Gone (or soon to be going) fishing: Charter captains prep for new season, new teaching
Ohio Sea Grant's annual Charter Captains Conference has become a tradition for Lake Erie charter boat captains, with many attendees regularly returning for the latest updates on Lake Erie fishing, regulations, and business opportunities. This year ...
CFAES scientist breeds 30 percent faster-growing perch
Researchers at The Ohio State University South Centers, partially funded by Ohio Sea Grant, are breeding yellow perch that thrive in aquaculture operations, growing about 30 percent faster than unimproved fish and reaching market size in 12 or 13 months i ...
CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team wins 2013 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
The CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award by the University Senate Committee and the Office of Human Resources. Recognition was awarded to the Team based on demonstrated, significant commitment towar ...