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  1. Growing season: OARDC's organic farming program gets a shot in the arm

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/growing-season-oardcs-organic-farming

    research and outreach efforts will once again be funded,” said OFFER Director Brian McSpadden Gardener. The ... Agriculture’s National Organic Program, according to the agency’s 2012 Census of Agriculture. The total ranks ... science-based information to organic growers throughout Ohio.”—Brian McSpadden Gardener Science for Ohio’s ...

  2. OFFER Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/offer-field-day

    provide science-based research and information to Ohio’s organic farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers ... and at the John Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Research Site in northwestern Ohio. The ...

  3. Summer Grafting Workshop

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/summer-grafting-workshop

    program assistant, Paul Snyder. “It’s a helpful skill to learn because it makes you a better gardener if ... Bono not included. The arboretum is at the  Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. The ... center is part of The Ohio State University and its  College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ...

  4. 8 ways a city’s vacant lots can be good for the environment

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2015/8-ways-city%E2%80%99s-vacant-lots-can-be-good-environment

    training Master Gardener volunteers on issues related to urban farming. To contact the scientist: Mary ... plants and increased ecosystem services,” she said, “urban vacant land can be seen as an asset for ...

  5. OARDC organic farming program has new interim leader; ‘period of reinvention’ ahead

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2016/oardc-organic-farming-program-has-new-interim

    years ago, is replacing former OFFER director Brian McSpadden Gardener, who left for a job in the ... agricultural administration and director of the college’s Wooster campus, which includes OARDC. “He’s ... well-qualified to lead our effort in organics.” “It seems clear that OFFER will go through a period of ...

  6. Secrest Arboretum

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/secrest-arboretum

    Although it is a research arboretum, over 7,000 people visit the gardens annually. The Ohio Nursery, ... landscaping industry and master gardeners depend on the Arboretum for training programs and evaluation of new ...

  7. 14 billion ways honey bees let you eat

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2015/14-billion-ways-honey-bees-let-you-eat

    Bees are crucial to agriculture and food security. They pollinate about a third of the crops we ... well as strategies to protect bees. For example, he has tested a lubricant that is applied to the seed ... gardens at schools, parks, arboreta and OSU Extension offices. To contact the scientist: Reed Johnson at ...

  8. Visit Us

    https://oardc.osu.edu/about/visit-us

    As the research arm of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and ... Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is dedicated to ... enhancing the well-being of people throughout the world through research on food, agriculture, family, and ...

  9. Bees and Beneficials Workshop

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/bees-and-beneficials-workshop

    Bees and beneficials: keeping the garden abuzz with good bugs November 10, 9:30AM to 3PM Fisher ... insects, including how to invite bees and beneficials into our gardens and landscapes. Topics include ... garden predators, bee biology, backyard bees and beneficials, bees at  The Wilds  and gardening for bees ...

  10. Good news: Ohio’s soil phosphorus levels are trending down

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/good-news-ohio%E2%80%99s-soil-phosphorus-levels-trending-down

    Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of ... about protecting surface water quality while maintaining agricultural production, said CFAES scientists ... phosphorus in the soil should result in reduced phosphorus runoff risk,” Dayton said. “These findings show ...

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