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  1. 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 ...

  2. Scarlet, gray make a brownfield green: OARDC team turns waste into soil

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/march-april-2016/scarlet-gray-make-brownfield-green-oardc-team

    sewer system. In test plots at the site, a biosolids-based soil blend made by Basta and team worked ... better than a wood-chip-based compost at supporting plants and beneficial soil organisms. The slag is ... waste from steel mills that used to be on the site. “You have to bring in the soil [to restore the ...

  3. Workshop: How to Grow Bigger, Better Strawberries and Get Them Earlier

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/workshop-how-grow-bigger-better-strawberries-and-get-them-earlier

    Small-fruit researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The ... September and grown over the winter using plastic to keep the soil warm and suppress weed growth, according ... to Brad Bergefurd, a horticulturist with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Two OARDC scientists contribute to National Climate Assessment

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/two-oardc-scientists-contribute-national

    U.S. National Climate Assessment. Brent Sohngen, professor in the  Department of Agricultural ... co-authored the report’s  forestry chapter. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in ... agriculture, human health, land and water resources, energy supply and use, and ecosystems and biodiversity. ...

  6. Study: Fat in avocado helps body absorb, convert vitamin A nutrients

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/march-april-2015/study-fat-avocado-helps-body-absorb-convert

    the World Health Organization says. Vitamin A deficiency raises infection risks and is the leading ... French National Institute for Agricultural Research. To contact the scientists: Rachel Kopec at ...

  7. Battling Pests

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/battling-pests

    With agriculture as Ohio’s No. 1 industry, helping farmers, growers and producers stay efficient ... and productive is an important goal for researchers at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural ...

  8. Organic Crop Research Tour

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/organic-crop-research-tour

    Updates by OARDC-funded scientists on their multi-year organic soil management project; oat, corn ...

  9. HCS Spring 2016 Seminar Series: Fertile or futile? What ties Ahead in Soil Fertility Research for Ohio Farmlands

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/hcs-spring-2016-seminar-series-fertile-or-futile-what-ties-ahead-soil-fertility-research-ohio

    the Culman lab and share the envisioned framework for soil fertility and soil health research and ...

  10. Soil Health and Water Quality – How Does It Affect Me? A Look at Edge of Field Studies and NCARS Water Samples.

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/soil-health-and-water-quality-%E2%80%93-how-does-it-affect-me-look-edge-field-studies-and-ncars-water

    experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. ... Educators and researchers from OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center provide ... month through October at OARDC’s North Central Agricultural Research Station, 1165 County Road 43 in ...

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