January 2017: Analyzing popcorn quality at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio.
September – October 2016: Butternut squash harvest at the OARDC – on station research farms in Wooster, Ohio
September 8 2016: Field Day at the OARDC – on station research farms in Wooster, Ohio
September 2016: Edamame soybean – OARDC, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
August 2016: Popcorn harvest – OARDC, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
July 25 and 27 2016: Corn, soybean, butternut squash and dwarf popcorn tissue sample collection – OARDC, The Ohio State University
The project team samples soils and crops at various points throughout each growing season. Sampling, followed by analysis, is essential to understanding how treatments such as soil amendments affect soils and crops (and farms). Here, the team is collecting tissue samples of corn, soybean, butternut squash and dwarf popcorn growing in the research plots at the OARDC on July 25 and 27. Experiments and sampling also occur on the farms of grower cooperators.
June 24 2016: Organically managed soil balancing experimental plots at East and West Badger farms – OARDC, The Ohio State University, Wooster
May 2016: Spring sowing of crops begins – OARDC.
March 2016: Spring soil sampling at West Badger Farm – on station in Wooster, Ohio
October 2015: Final harvest at the OARDC – on station in Wooster, Ohio
September 2015: Harvest and evaluation begins
September 2015: Field Day at the OARDC – on station research farm in Northwest Ohio
August 2015: Crops continue to grow towards harvest
July 2015: Crops growing at several Ohio sites
Excellent weed control is achievable even in a very wet year. Getting the rotation right, to minimize weed-seed return in previous years, made a big difference in this soybean field on this farm in NE Ohio.
June 2015: Evaluation of experimental sites at the OARDC begins
June 2015: Planting at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio
May-June 2015: Site preparation at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio
May 2015: On-farm soil sampling for analysis of major physical, chemical, and biological characteristics
April 2015: Creating a work plan for study sites
January 2015: Project webinar
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December 2014: 2 day stakeholder advisory committee meeting