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  1. 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 ...

  2. Teaming up with farmers to protect Ohio’s water

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2014/teaming-farmers-protect-ohio%E2%80%99s-water

    Work continues on a project to revise the Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index. The index is a planning tool ... Resources. Phosphorus is an agricultural pollutant often implicated in reduced water quality in Ohio. It is ... farmers.”—Elizabeth Dayton Has backing from farm groups and USDA A $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

  3. Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ohio-no-till-summer-field-day

    No-till farming sounds simple. Just don’t till the soil, right? Farmers know better. Adopting ... no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil structure, organic matter, weed control, and ... environmental impacts, said Randall Reeder, retired agricultural engineering specialist with Ohio State ...

  4. 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 ... eat, valued at more than $14 billion annually in the U.S. But this valuable resource is at risk. During ... gardens at schools, parks, arboreta and OSU Extension offices. To contact the scientist: Reed Johnson at ...

  5. Ohio State Student Wins National Black Farmers Scholarship

    https://alumni.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/newsletter/cfaes-connect/november-2015/cfaes-news/ohio-state-student-wins-national-black-farmers

    associate specializing in urban gardening with Ohio State’s Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection. In all, the ... Arts and Sciences) and minoring in agriculture, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the National ... including academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in agricultural and community ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Organic Crop Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/organic-crop-field-day

    The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 starting at the  Ohio Agricultural Research and Development ... Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. OARDC is the college’s research arm. The field day will highlight ... various aspects of agronomic, specialty and cover crops. A featured topic will be soil management using ...

  8. HCS Spring 2016 Seminar

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/hcs-spring-2016-seminar

    The Potential of Urban Agriculture Production Systems for Sustainable Food Production and Food ...

  9. Service Testing And Research (STAR) Lab

    https://oardc.osu.edu/research-resources/service-testing-and-research-star-lab

    a timely manner after payment is received. STAR Lab can perform most standard soil, plant, water and ...

  10. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/conservation-tillage-and-technology-conference

    Practices for the Future of Conservation Agriculture and Soil Health,” a goal of the event, Reeder said, is ... regional soil health team leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation ... Research and Development Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Soil and Water Conservation ...

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