Tips and Events for the Week of June 18

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Tip 1: Hot, Humid Summer Gives Rise to Abundance of Mushrooms: Mushrooms thrive in tropical conditions, and this summer has definitely offered that. As a result, mushrooms have been turning up on lawns and in gardens in greater quantities this year. Jason Slot, a plant pathologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University can discuss the trend. He can be reached at 614-688-2122 or slot.1@osu.edu

Tip 2: Inventor of Gene Technology Given Lifetime Achievement Award: John Finer, a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) on June 3 in St. Louis. Among his achievements, Finer developed Sonication Assisted Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation, a method that allows more efficient delivery of DNA into plants.  Finer can be reached at finer.1@osu.edu or 330-263-3880.

June 2018 events

20 Bee Lab Webinar, 9-10 a.m., featuring “Ethics in Beekeeping” by Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine. Free. Join by using the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.

21 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief by Chelsey Nieman, doctoral student in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, on “Visual Ecology of Lake Erie Fishes.” 8 p.m. Guest lecture, “From Snot Otters to Burying Beetles: Native Wildlife Conservation at The Wilds,” by Stephen Spear, executive director, The Wilds. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8X.

21 Agronomic Field Day 2018, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Rd., in Custar. Topics will include precision agriculture, malting barley production, managing soybean diseases, and soil health. The event is free and open to the public. For more information: go.osu.edu/OSUFieldDays. Contact: Matt Davis, farm manager at the research station, 419-257-2060.

21 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day, 4-8:30 p.m., at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Township Road 126, in Caldwell. Topics will include hay harvesting, forage harvesting and forage handling machinery. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact: Christine Gelley, Ohio State University Extension Noble County, 740-732-5681, gelley.2@osu.edu. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.

28 Propagating Cuttings Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum; $15 for nonmembers. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7d, 330-263-3761.

28 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief by Jessica D’Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie project director, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Kelli Page, executive director, Great Lakes Observing System. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8Z.

28 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU Extension Defiance County office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch. More information: Bruce Clevenger, 419-782-4771, clevenger.10@osu.edu; John Schoenhals, 419-636-5608, schoenhals.2@osu.edu.

July 2018 events

5 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. - research brief by Rachel Gabor, assistant professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, 8 p.m. - guest lecture by Jeff Sharp, director, SENR. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSu5.

12 Identifying Summer Weeds, 8-10 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for arboretum members, $15 for nonmembers. More information: Gwen Zimmerly or Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761, or go.osu.edu/CSxX.

12 Lake Erie Algal Bloom Forecast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. Annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration summer forecast for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms. Nutrient loading projections, expert commentary and research updates will also be featured. Free. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvJ.

13 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU Mansfield campus, 100 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch and materials. More information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

14 Ohio Sheep Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd., Caldwell, Ohio. Registration: $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members; $25 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Memberships can be purchased during registration. More information: Roger High, 614-246-8299 or rhigh@ofbf.org.

14 Intensifying Pond Production of Fish, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Millcreek Township Hall, Millcreek Perch Farm, 10420 Watkins Road, Marysville. Registration: $50 for Ohio Aquaculture Association members; $75 for nonmembers. More information: Matthew Smith, 740-289-2071, ext. 121, or smith.11460@osu.edu.

19 Stone Lab Student Research Presentations, online starting at 6 p.m. Presentations by seven students participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvN.

25 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $35 for arboretum members; $45 for nonmembers. More information: Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761 or snyder.1062@osu.edu, or go.osu.edu/CSxZ.

25 Manure Science Review 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Watkins Farm, 18361 Township Road 90, Forest. More information: Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, or wicks.14@osu.edu, or visit ocamm.osu.edu.

26 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief to be announced. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Craig Butler, director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Free admission. Requires ferry ride, own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvS.

 

For more information contact: 
Alayna DeMartini
614-292-9833