News & Events

'Superfruits' could offer Ohio growers alternative income source

Published Jul. 31, 2015

based on research trials of elderberry, aronia berry and Chinese goji berry plants at Ohio State’s South Centers in Piketon, the berries are a viable option for Ohio growers.

Better weather hasn’t helped crops

Published Jul. 31, 2015

“Warmer temperatures spurred crop development. Precipitation was lighter and less frequent, and sunny weather favored wheat harvest and baling of straw and hay,” the Great Lakes regional office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said in its latest Ohio crop weather report.

Farming in the Sky: Inside a Wall Street-Backed Vertical Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2015

Vertical farming isn’t new. The concept—growing crops indoors in stacked layers— has actually been around for over a decade, but it’s only now becoming more prevalent in the United States as well as a hot new area for big investors.

US AI outbreak made worse by poor farm auditing

Published Jul. 31, 2015

Many of the turkey farms affected by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the US this year had biosecurity in place, but the protocols were not being audited properly, according to an updated epidemiological study by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Aphis).

Farmers needed for Field Water Quality Monitoring Project

Published Jul. 30, 2015

Ohio State University Extension is asking farmers in the Maumee River Basin to help with a water monitoring research project looking at Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus (DRP) losses from fields.

Here’s Your Chance to Snag a Farm in a National Park

Published Jul. 30, 2015

The chickens, hogs, and humans living the farm life in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) might soon have new neighbors.

Ohio company to build hydroponic veggie farm in Indianapolis

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Sustainable Local Foods will install multi-level hydroponic growing systems in the warehouse to grow the vegetables not in soil but in nutrient-enhanced water.

Few science museums use the word 'agriculture' to teach

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S., and her findings are published in a new study in the journal Science Education & Civic Engagement. "Unfortunately, we have effectively separated agriculture from the other sciences," said Stofer,

The Colossal Hoax of Organic Agriculture

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good.

Undisputed precision ag: Ohio State logo in cornfield

Published Jul. 29, 2015

The demonstration plot’s design isn’t a crop circle or a corn maze. It was established with new dual-hybrid planting technology that researchers at The Ohio State University are putting under the microscope.