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  1. It’s much easier to kill weeds like these that are just emerging.

    Make a Withdrawal from your Soil Weed Seed Bank: Stale Seedbed Technique

    Jun 13, 2019

    The stale seed bed technique is an often over-looked practice that can be used before planting. For organic growers, a stale seed bed can replace the effects of a pre-emergence herbicide. And when used properly, it can contribute to both short-term and long-term weed management. Read more. 

  2. OATS Organic Train the Trainer

    Funds Available for Extension Educators to Attend Organic Agronomy Training Series

    Jun 6, 2019

    Extension educators who would like to learn more about organic agriculture can participate in a Train the Trainer workshop in Indiana. The OSU Sustainable Ag Team has SARE funding to cover registration and travel costs. According to the most recent 2017 Census of Agriculture, Ohio conintues to rank in the top ten states for number of certified organic farms. Read more.

  3. Bees

    New Resources on Pollinators

    May 30, 2019

    Organic farms are excellent hosts for pollinators because of the reduced danger of pesticides, but also because of the greater diversity that organic operations often support, says Ohio State Bee lab director Denise Ellsworth. With over 450 different species of bees in Ohio, a variety of plants and habitats is important. Ohio State’s Bee Lab is dedicated to research and outreach on topics related to honey bees, wild bees, and other pollinators. Ellsworth has partnered with others to develop numerous factsheets and resources on Ohio-specific bee and pollinator topics, including id guides to common Ohio bees, and tips for creating pollinator habitats with specific tree and plant suggestions. Read more.