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  1. Ohio Sheep Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ohio-sheep-day

    Come join us for a day about sheep! July 15 from 8:00-4:00pm Topics include: •OARDC Sheep Research ... Unit – Research Update – Francis Fluharty, Animal Sciences •Pasture Walks With the Experts – Bob ... Sessions – Doug Clevenger and Roger Shearer, Animal Sciences •Current Research: The Effect Of Weaning Age ...

  2. Food security? ‘We have to have water security first or there is no food’

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2015/food-security-%E2%80%98we-have-have-water-security-first

    first or there is no food.” “Water is our oil. It is this generation’s oil.”—Bruce McPheron Research on ... OARDC’s 2015 Annual Research Conference, which took place in April, featured 11 speakers on ... Carolina State University soil science professor, who spoke on “Can We Protect Water Quality? The ...

  3. CFAES facility in southern Ohio celebrates 25 years

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2016/cfaes-facility-southern-ohio-celebrates-25

    scientists conducting world-class agricultural research, and area entrepreneurs have thrived thanks to ... Ohio State University South Centers first opened its doors. Then known as the Piketon Research and ... 2005. “And even though we focus on southern Ohio, many of our efforts have an impact across the state ...

  4. 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

    other things, provides soils with nutrients and microbes. It also boosts tilth and certain biochemical ... “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 ...

  5. Ottowa River Coalition

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/profiles-watershed-leadership/ottowa-river-coalition

    Ottawa River Coalition Written by Joe Bonnell, Program Director for Watershed Management, The Ohio ... Allen Soil and Water Conservation District office on October 7 was a large meeting room full of ... which has been identified as a major contributor of sediment and nutrients to the Western Lake Erie ...

  6. 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

    private sector. “Doug has an established research and outreach program in weed management and in food ... our various stakeholders and within the research community.” “The door is open. We want to hear from ... named interim director of OARDC’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program. OFFER ...

  7. 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 ... Research and Development Center (OARDC). The method results in larger, sweeter berries during an earlier ...

  8. Zero waste, big benefits: OARDC hosts large-scale composting course

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2014/zero-waste-big-benefits-oardc-hosts-large-scale

    organic wastes, such as food waste, into soil nutrients and soil amendments.” The course, which marked its ... waste also contains valuable plant nutrients that shouldn’t be landfilled but recycled,” Michel said. To ...

  9. Ammonia

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1534

    levels in well water.  Water contaminated with sewage, animal wastes or fertilizer runoff may contain ... elevated levels of ammonia.  Ammonia is very soluble in water.   Because of its solubility, excessive soil ... ammonia may penetrate into deeper soils and eventually reach groundwater. In some soils part of the ...

  10. EPN Breakfast Club

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/epn-breakfast-club

    project earn water quality credits by using best management practices to reduce nutrient runoff from their ... quality trading “is an innovative market-based approach to achieving water quality goals for nutrients ... economy by paying farmers for reducing nutrient loading,” the website says. Aimed at reducing nutrient ...

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