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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 ... well-qualified to lead our effort in organics.” “It seems clear that OFFER will go through a period of ...

  2. Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads the Way. What More Is Needed?

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/lead-drinking-water-ohio-leads-way-what-more-needed

    Protection Agency’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, will present “Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads ... and Natural Resources, part of the  College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Baker, ... who’s an alumnus of the school, will talk about lead in water pipes, its prevalence in Ohio — such as ...

  3. Putting your Garden to Bed for the Winter

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/putting-your-garden-bed-winter

    amendments in the fall and they have all winter to work their way into the soil. Fall Garden Clean-up:  Rake ... tilled back into the soil. Fall cultivation:  I always try to till my gardens in the fall.  Fall tilling ... crops:  I sew some of my garden areas in winter rye.  Cover crop roots improve soil structure and provide ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. The World Beneath Your Feet

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/world-beneath-your-feet

    An entire world exists in the soil of your garden.  There are creatures you can see, such as ... the health of soil communities and the rise of no-till agriculture is recognition of the importance of ... in vast numbers; a pinch of soil can contain millions of organisms.  We are dependent on this unseen ...

  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. Online tool that helps protect water is now being made even better

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2016/online-tool-helps-protect-water-now-being-made

    Maintaining soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the research-based Tri-State Fertility ... Recommendations helps lower the concentration of phosphorus in agricultural runoff, according to ongoing research ... soil can be curtailed by reducing soil disturbances such as tillage and by maintaining field cover ...

  9. Research Internship Program

    https://oardc.osu.edu/research-resources/research-internship-program

    investigations in biofuels, molecular and cell biology and engineering. OARDC scientists lead international ...

  10. Hunger and Food Security

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/hunger-and-food-security

    in food production, examining how to keep food safe, and taking the lead on reducing the billions of ...

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