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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/report-shows-how-say-goodbye-harmful-algal-blooms

    the modeled scenarios produced results beneficial to phosphorus reduction,” said Don Scavia, lead ... past. A new  report  shows that if farmers apply agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on half ... maintaining agricultural productivity,” said Jay Martin, ecological engineer in The Ohio State University’s ...

  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. Strawberries, Robots and Taste Tests Featured at Berry Field Night

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/strawberries-robots-and-taste-tests-featured-berry-field-night

    what sells a strawberry, field night attendees can participate in a blind taste test of 18 varieties of ... University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Since 1999, Bergefurd has researched strawberry ... production, and his current study, which is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, examines ...

  9. Ohio State Experts to Speak at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/ohio-state-experts-speak-sustainable-agriculture-conference

    the event, which is Feb. 9-11 in Dayton, the largest sustainable agriculture conference in Ohio. It ... presenters — most of them from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences — will speak on ... from the college’s research and outreach arms — which are the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...

  10. 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 ...

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