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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

    of Food and Agriculture funds the project. Topics also included studies on soil-building cover crops, ... 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 ...

  2. Good time to start: Fall farm practices for helping crops and water

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2014/good-time-start-fall-farm-practices

    Soybeans, Wheat and Alfalfa, which, like the other practices, is designed to cut the risk of nutrients ... getting into water. “Doing soil testing and following Tri-State recommendations will not add additional ... best science Other best practices, for example, include testing soil, avoiding winter application of ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 Impact Archive

    https://oardc.osu.edu/node/1992

    valuable resource is at risk. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State ... People Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center entomologist Peter Piermarini and his ... Agricultural Research and Development Center scientists Mazeika Sullivan and Kristin Jaeger are studying the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Job Skills and Careers

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/job-skills-and-careers

    leadership and job skills programs to teaching agriculture in urban centers to helping farmers and pesticide ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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