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  1. Organic matter in the soil on a farm: How to check it, why it matters

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2014/organic-matter-soil-farm-how-check-it-why-it

    “Farmers are aware that soil organic matter is the foundation of sustainable agriculture,” says ... on, the organic matter levels in one’s soil. Should crop residue, which provides organic matter, be ... left on the field or sold? Called the Lucas SOM (Soil Organic Matter) Calculator, the Excel-based tool ...

  2. Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/wilma-h-schiermeier-olentangy-river-wetland-research-park

    located along the northern edge of The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. The 52-acre urban research ...

  3. Ohio’s annual Stinner Summit makes plans for sustainable food, communities

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2015/ohio%E2%80%99s-annual-stinner-summit-makes-plans

    water — including such issues as local food, urban farming, food security and sustainable agriculture ... Participants in the summit brainstormed and planned projects to enhance healthy agricultural ecosystems and ... time and effort, to put their new plans into action. Successfully managing an agricultural ecosystem ...

  4. 10th Annual Stinner Summit

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/10th-annual-stinner-summit

    such as: soil and water quality, social cohesion in agricultural communities, food security, ... incorporating biodiversity in agriculture, and energy efficient agriculture.  We’ll use the ideas submitted as ...

  5. Seeing (and using) the good in manure and keeping our water clean, too

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2015/seeing-and-using-good-manure-and-keeping

    manure while minimizing the risk of them entering lakes and streams. Co-hosted by OARDC, it was for ... farmers and others in the industry. “Manure is an excellent soil amendment and provides nutrients for crop ...

  6. Muck Crops Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/muck-crops-field-day

    Researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State ... 9 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Muck Crops Agricultural ... high-organic-matter muck soil in Huron County’s productive “salad bowl” region, said Bob Filbrun, the station’s ...

  7. New buzz on bees and crops: New answers, more questions, ‘good potential’ for joint research

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2016/new-buzz-bees-and-crops-new-answers-more

    their hives, where it carries a risk to young bees. In another study, Johnson and a colleague found that ... to have these two sides of agriculture — field crops and beekeeping — come together and explore ... mutual benefits.” “It’s a valuable opportunity to have these two sides of agriculture come together and ...

  8. NE Ohio Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ne-ohio-field-day

    a featured topic — one of a bunch — at the Aug. 11 educational field day at the  Ashtabula Agricultural ... speakers. He’s an associate plant pathology professor in the university’s  College of Food, Agricultural ... vortex the grape-friendly soil profile at the 25-acre station, which lies within the  Lake Erie American ...

  9. Research on link between health and nature will grow in new OARDC garden

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/january-february-2016/research-link-between-health-and-nature

    OARDC’s Secrest Arboretum has many gardens, but its newest addition stands out for its therapeutic ... and research value. Dedicated in September, the Lemmon and Rice Health and Wellness Garden was ... gardens and nature on people’s health. The 115-acre arboretum is on OARDC’s campus in Wooster. The ...

  10. Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/understanding-algal-blooms-state-science-conference

    Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the college’s outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension – and the ... U.S. Department of Agriculture, presenters include representatives from agencies, universities and ... phosphorus leaves individual fields so they can target high-risk fields with best management practices,” ...

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