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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

    toxins from a western Lake Erie algal bloom caused a two-day water use ban in Toledo. Experts think such ... manure is a positive step in the direction of better water quality.” “Every positive step we take in ... properly applying manure is a positive step in the direction of better water quality.”—Glen Arnold ...

  2. Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/muck-crops-agricultural-research-station

    the efficacy of various irrigation water-injection systems (chlorine gas, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen ... peroxide) for sanitizing water.  Outreach The Muck Crops Station has a very close relationship with local ...

  3. Center for Food Animal Health

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/center-food-animal-health

    laboratory and animal holding facilities capable of accommodating the unique research needs of the faculty ...

  4. 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

    not just as a booster of crops but also a protector of water. OARDC scientist Warren Dick is two years ... average 55-percent reduction in soluble phosphorus runoff, based on tests of water samples collected from ... runoff,” said Dick, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. “But I think gypsum is ...

  5. Water Quality

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/water-quality

    algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other bodies of water in recent years. Researchers at The Ohio State ... University are working to solve this problem and improve Ohio’s water quality by helping farmers continue to ... achieve high levels of productivity while reducing input usage and cost. The key is to keep more ...

  6. Manure practices, not glamorous, can be a star for both food crops and water

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/manure-practices-not-glamorous-can-be-star

    important.”—David White Keeping phosphorus, algae out of water Manure Science Review featured, for example, ... fertilizer and manure is a cause of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other water bodies. Lake ... helping farmers get both at the same time. The event featured talks and demonstrations on manure handling, ...

  7. Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/understanding-algal-blooms-state-science-conference

    prevent and predict harmful algal blooms and how to remove their toxins from drinking water. Hosted by ... water. The blooms can produce dangerous toxins, such as microcystin. Toledo residents lost access to ... drinking water for two days in August 2014 due to high microcystin levels. Presenters will focus on how to ...

  8. A Water Luncheon Seminar

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/water-luncheon-seminar

    cyanobacteria, which are supposed to give water treatment plant operators an early warming of blooms. However, ... This allows the captains to answer questions like “How bad is the bloom this year?” Another monitoring ... Anabaena) and we trying to understand why the bloom occurs in relatively nutrient-poor water. On the toxin ...

  9. Most farmers willing to take steps to protect water, says study done near lake Erie

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/november-december-2014/most-farmers-willing-take-steps-protect

    profits as well as how it will impact local water quality,” said Wilson, associate professor in the School ... attitudes toward taking action.”—Robyn Wilson Follow 4Rs to keep water clean Wilson’s findings come from ... example, include soil testing to see which nutrients are needed and how much to apply, and applying ...

  10. About

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    of natural resources and the environment Keeping Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy The ...

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