Submitted to: The Buckeye
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2009
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Citation: Krause, C.R., Altland, J.E., Derksen, R.C., Frantz, J., Locke, J.C., Ranger, C.M., Reding, M.E., Zhu, H. 2009. ARS Nursery and Floricultural Crop Research in Ohio. The Buckeye. December 2009, pg 19-21.
The Application Technology Research Unit is the largest multidisciplinary research team in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, conducting studies on floricultural and nursery crops. On-farm research, part of ATRU Mission to conduct fundamental and developmental research on new and improved application technologies to protect floricultural, nursery, landscape, turf, horticultural, and field crops against injury from diseases, pests, nutritional stress and adverse environmental conditions, while safe-guarding environmental quality, food and worker safety.) ATRU is located at the campus of the Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster and at the campus of the University of Toledo and is composed of the following components: Agricultural Engineering Group (Wooster), Greenhouse Production Research Group (Toledo), Horticultural Insects Group (Wooster),IR-4 Food Use and Ornamental Group (Wooster),IR-4 Program and Plant Pathology and Horticulture Group(Wooster). Please refer to our website for further information: http://ars.usda.gov/mwa/wooster/atru