Tip 1: Voles and slugs have been dining on some corn and soybean crops across the state, causing some growers and producers to experience crop injuries, according to a report published in the latest issue of the Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (C.O.R.N) newsletter, written by agriculture experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Evironmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES). Agronomists with Ohio State University Extension are conducting a survey of farmers to see how widespread the damage has been, writes Greg LaBarge, an agronomic systems field specialist with OSU Extension. LaBarge can be reached at 419-460-0600 or email@example.com. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.
Tip 2: Whether you think of it as Ohio-State-on-the-Lake, or Scarlet-and-Gray-at-the-Bay, CFAES’s Stone Laboratory calls Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie home. Stone Lab is home to students and scientists studying Lake Erie — its water and the life living in and around it. The lab, one of the many ways that CFAES is working on water quality, is offering several more chances this summer and fall for the public to come visit. An Aug. 19 CFAES story features a profile on what visitors can expect when visiting Stone Lab, how to get to Stone Lab, and when tours and other events are happening.
August 2018 events
22 Agricultural Diversification Research Tour, 6-8 p.m., Mellinger Research Farm, 6889 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcj.
22 Tile Drainage and Soil Health Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unger Farm, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road, Bucyrus. $5 Registration. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6d.
23 Expanded Aquaculture and Vegetable Farm Tour, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Project AquaStar Farm at St. Stephens Community Center, 1500 E. 17th Ave., in Columbus. More information: go.osu.edu/CW7x or Mike Hogan at 614-866-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 Beef and Forage Field Night, 5-8:30 p.m., Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson. Preregistration is $10, includes dinner and is needed by Aug. 20. Details: go.osu.edu/CW75 or Scott Payne, 740-286-3803, email@example.com.
23 Hops Field Night, 5:30-9 p.m., OARDC Horticulture Research Unit 2, 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster. Registration is $15 and includes dinner. Register by contacting Charissa Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. Details: go.osu.edu/CW77.
23 Pumpkin Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Register for $5. More information: go.osu.edu/CW7v.
29 Precision Ag Day: Data Management, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Integrated Ag Services, 24320 Woodstock Road, Milford Center. Free, but registration is required for lunch. To register, call 937-484-1526 or email email@example.com. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcb.
September 2018 events
8 Stone Lab Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island and Put-in-Bay. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8G or Erin Monaco, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $60 by Aug. 20 and $75 after Aug. 20. Networking event on Sept. 9. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsg.
11 Farm Science Review Agronomy College, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. CCA and pesticide application credits available. $120 registration. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6Z.
12 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State Columbus. $95. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsd.
13 Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Registration is $40. Student registration is $10. Details: go.osu.edu/CW79 or Erin Monaco, email@example.com.
13 Local Foods Farm Tour: Hugus Fruit Farm, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1960 Old Rushville Road, Rushville. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsj.
14-15, Chadwick Arboretum Fall Native Tree Sale, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15, south of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8S.
14 A Day in the Woods: Timber Harvesting, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Zaleski State Forest, CCC Camp, State Route 278, Zaleski. Registration is $12. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8Q.
18-20 Farm Science Review, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. More information: fsr.osu.edu.
19 CHAIRE Presents an Evening With Jack Hanna, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. CHAIRE is Ohio State’s Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsq.
22 Suburban Farmstead and Micro Dairy Tour, 2-4 p.m., Jedidiah Farm and Studio, 5058 Smothers Road, Westerville. Part of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CW7x.
October 2018 Events
5-7 CFAES Homecoming Weekend, $35-$135. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6j.
12 Fascinating Woodland Fungi, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University at Mansfield, Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. $35 registration, including lunch and handouts. Registration deadline Oct. 5. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6S.
18 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. $35 registration, including lunch and handouts. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6X.