Welcome




  • Grafted pepper plants used in a research project

  • OFFER Field Day, September 8, 2016, The OSU-OARDC, Wooster, Ohio

  • April 15, 2016, The OSU-OARDC, Wooster, Ohio, Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory

  • Grafted watermelon plants at an annual meeting

  • Soil balancing plots containing edamame soybeans, butternut squash and popcorn

  • Rootstock and other influences on total and marketable yield and fruit characteristics (including color, soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH)

  • February 16, 2016, The OSU-OARDC, Wooster, Ohio, Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory

  • Rimol Greenhouse, Inc “Moveable Feast” High Tunnel

  • Members of the Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory collecting edamame soybeans

  • Grafted tomato plants in a greenhouse

  • May 26, 2015, The OSU-OARDC, Wooster, Ohio, Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory

  • Zheng Wang samples rhizospheric soil of spinach to determine the effects of bio- and natural fertilizers on yield and quality

  • Sickle bar mowing as preparation for strip tillage plots at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio in May 2016

  • Roots harvested from strip tillage plots at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio in September 2016

  • Newly re-covered high tunnel in October 2016 at the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio

  • Undergraduate students learn how to graft tomatoes in class on March 8, 2017 with the assistance of visiting scholar Mahmoud Soltan of the Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory

The Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory at The Ohio State University-OARDC, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has developed this site to provide resources and tools to strengthen vegetable farms and businesses, to aid peers, and to increase product value to end-users and consumers.

The site provides:

  • Information on our areas of research: crop environments, microbial bioproducts, product quality, soil balancing, vegetable grafting
  • Descriptive photo galleries from these different research areas
  • Reports, publications, and presentations based on the outcomes of our research
  • Digital tools, including access to online communities, developed to aid stakeholders in decision making and troubleshooting
  • Demonstration videos intended to assist growers and others implement improved production and quality methods and practices