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  1. Newbloom

    Testing a new way to kill harmful algal blooms

    Apr 27, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—As the weather warms and draws people to the water, tests are about to begin on a new technique for killing off harmful algal blooms in Ohio’s streams and lakes. 

  2. Ohio State forms food industry consortium to advance commercialization of ultra-shear technology for liquid foods and beverages processing

    Apr 12, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have created a university-industry consortium to further the development of and provide access to the licensing of a new, innovative manufacturing technology that preserves foods and beverages using wholesome, recognizable ingredients; no artificial preservatives; and reduced heat. 

  3. ODA And OSU Extension Kick Off 2021 Ohio Victory Gardens Program

    Apr 5, 2021

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – It’s time to get your hands dirty and start growing! The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and OSU Extension Offices are kicking off the second year of the Victory Gardens Program. Due to high demand, the program is expanding to include 25 counties, up from 10 counties last year. Approximately 8,300 seed packets will be available free to the public to get people planting.