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  1. 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

    farmers and others in the industry. “Manure is an excellent soil amendment and provides nutrients for crop ... growth,” said Glen Arnold, an organizer of the event and manure nutrient management systems field ... which took place in August, had more than a dozen sessions on maximizing the nutrients available in ...

  2. Field to Faucet making strides in improving Ohio’s water quality

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/january-february-2016/field-faucet-making-strides-improving-ohio

    address the water quality problem and accelerate our research to reduce the amount of nutrients coming off ... nutrient runoff in side-by-side fields, each under different management systems. To contact the source: Jay ... initiative includes research, training and education, all designed to ensure safe drinking water while ...

  3. Study: Spreading gypsum on farms can help keep water clean, not green

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2014/study-spreading-gypsum-farms-can-help-keep

    plants. Gypsum also provides calcium and sulfur, nutrients that can improve the soil and crop yields. ... Gypsum, which has roots in the past as a farm soil treatment, also may have a bright future, and ... into a three-year study of gypsum’s benefits on farms, including to soil quality, crop yields and ...

  4. Introductory Workshop on Aquaculture and Aquaponics

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/introductory-workshop-aquaculture-and-aquaponics

    a marriage of two systems – aquaculture and hydroponics,” he said. “Nutrient-rich fish wastewater fertilizes ... Ohio needs more fish farmers, and researchers at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and ... Introduction to pond and RAS Business planning for new aquaculture/aquaponics ventures Water quality management ...

  5. Message from the Director

    https://oardc.osu.edu/about/message-director

    scientists and facilities. Our outstanding research makes a difference in the world around us. At the OARDC ... managing and protecting soils has earned him the prestigious Liebig Applied Soil Science Award from the ... Award. Strong businesses. Our emerging BioHio Research Park is the first business and technology center ...

  6. 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

    in terms of phosphorus runoff. Data is being collected on soils, farmers’ management practices, and ... that farmers use to predict phosphorus runoff from their fields, know their management options and ... index more accurate and to increase farmers’ management options for reducing phosphorus runoff, said ...

  7. And now for a really big show: See latest ag tech, innovations

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/and-now-really-big-show-see-latest-ag-tech

    latest research on improving a farm’s bottom line, said Chuck Gamble, manager of the show, which is ... research arm. “When you talk about technology and innovation, that’s what farmers are looking for and what ... advance their farm operations. “We’ll offer information on new markets, such as growing hops to locally ...

  8. 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

    pathogens and full of nutrients that help plants grow. In this case, the sewage came from Chicago’s sanitary ... 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 ...

  9. Meet the hoopers: OARDC scientists spur high-tunnel use, a low-cost way to grow more food

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2016/meet-hoopers-oardc-scientists-spur-high-tunnel-use

    used OARDC’s high tunnel research to increase our impact by providing high-quality produce for more ... months of the year,” said Dana Hilfinger (pictured in the video and above on the right), farm manager for ... our produce earlier in the season,” she said, “generating more revenue to support our mission and ...

  10. Supporting Ohio’s $786 million grape and wine industry …

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2016/supporting-ohio%E2%80%99s-786-million-grape-and-wine

    manager of OARDC’s  Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station in Kingsville in northeast Ohio. He holds ... Department of Entomology. She’s studying integrated pest management of grapes and muck soil vegetables. She ... venture for managing OARDC’s Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station,” said Ken Scaife, assistant to the ...

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