Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.
Rain Gardens and Dandelions – Innovative Research at OARDC
Even after a devastating tornado, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) continues to perform groundbreaking research that will impact communities, create jobs, and boost the economy at its BioHio Research Park. In this segment, learn how rain gardens are being used in both rural and urban areas as a natural solution to ground water pollution. Also hear about a species of dandelion may serve as a new sustainable resource for rubber.