OARDC Report newsletter : May-June 2014

  1. “Farmers are aware that soil organic matter is the foundation of sustainable agriculture,” says OARDC scientist Rafiq Islam, who recently co-developed a new way to calculate, then make sound decisions on, the organic matter levels in one’s soil ...

  2. Tear down a dam and a river will change. But just how much? And what will it do to what lives in the river? To find out, OARDC scientists are looking no farther than their own backyard [w/video] ...

  3. There’s rust on some soybeans, though preferably not, but none on the scientists fighting it ...

  4. Nearly 300,000 students — from the U.S., China, Canada and other countries, enough to fill Ohio Stadium three times over — have accessed Ohio State’s new massive open online course, or MOOC, on environmental science ...

  5. In the future, OARDC scientist Fred Michel sees less food waste going into landfills. Or even none at all. He’s working to make it happen in a literally big way ...

  6. Funding support for OARDC comes in part from an Ohio legislature line-item appropriation and from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

  7. Nearly 300,000 students — from the U.S., China, Canada and other countries, enough to fill Ohio Stadium three times over — have accessed Ohio State’s new massive open online course, or MOOC, on environmental science ...