Main Building

The OPGC main building consists of approximately 8000 sq ft of workspace. This includes space for seed germination, testing, x-ray analysis of seeds, seed cleaning, and seed storage in a 30x30 ft walk-in cooler, as well as office space. In addition, a small area provides support for general laboratory work such as biochemical analyses, tissue culture, sample preparation for microscopy, etc.


The OPGC has 10,000 sq ft of greenhouse space for plant culture and seed production. The greenhouse environment is controlled via an Argus system.

Container & Raised Bed Nursery - Waterman Farm

The OPGC uses outdoor field space at the  Waterman Research Farm on OSU's Columbus campus for plant evaluation and seed production. The fenced area consists of 60 raised beds (each 4'x8') that can be screened for controlling pollination. 

Container & Raised Bed Nursery - OPGC

A fenced-in gravel area immediately north of of the greenhouses has been developed into a nursery for growing plants in raised beds or in containers. A hoophouse provides control of rain and shade. Raised beds differ in soil types to facilitate growth of plants requiring unique substrates.