Tips and Events for the Week of Nov. 5

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Tip 1: Harmful Algal Bloom Level Milder Than Predicted: Lake Erie's summer algal bloom level was less serious than scientists had predicted in July. The level was 3.6 out of a possible 10, indicating a relatively mild bloom, according to an Oct. 26 report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In a July report, scientists from NOAA and Ohio Sea Grant program at The Ohio State University had predicted the bloom level would be 6 on the severity index.  While this year’s level is slightly more severe than the 3.2 measured in 2016, it was much milder than the severe bloom of 2017 in which the level measured 8. Chris Winslow, director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) can address questions about the report and about the health of Lake Erie. He can be reached at 614-247-6684 or winslow.33@osu.edu. The Oct. 26 NOAA report can be found at go.osu.edu/algalbloomreport. Ohio Sea Grant issued its own report Oct. 31 on the impact of harmful algal bloom research initiatives in Ohio. That report can be found at: go.osu.edu/algalresearchimpact

Tip 2: Greenhouse Expert Researching How Ohio Can Grow More Food Indoors: As an increasing number of greenhouses sprout up across the state, Chieri Kubota, a CFAES horticulture and crop sciences professor, is spurring efforts to produce high quality food inside year round. Her studies focus on controlling light, heat, moisture and nutrients, as well as identifying plant varieties best suited to maximize growth indoors. She is especially bullish on greenhouse strawberries and sees tremendous potential for growers. A profile about Kubota, which can be republished, is available at cfaes.osu.edu/stories/greenhouse-guru. High-res photos are available as well.

November 2018 Events

6 Cuyahoga Falls OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sheraton Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Details: go.osu.edu/CckQ.

7-8 Ashland OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ashland University, John C. Meyers Convocation Center, 820 Clermont Ave., Ashland, Ohio, $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Details: go.osu.edu/CckS.

9 A Day in the Woods, “Understanding Woodland Wildlife Habitat and the Critters That Rely on It,” 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, McArthur. Registration is $12. Details: go.osu.edu/CY77

12 Environmental Film Series, “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, Room 130, Ohio State. Free admission. Free pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion afterward. Details: go.osu.edu/CbDX.

13-14 Dayton OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Details: go.osu.edu/Ccj7.

13-14 Lima OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W. Elm St., Lima, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Details: go.osu.edu/CckB.

14 Soil Balancing Call-in Conversation, a panel of researchers, farmers and consultants will discuss the past, future and varying definitions of soil balancing as a management practice. Details: offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in.

15 “Let’s Make Biking Work,” Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $10 or free for Ohio State students and includes breakfast. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDN.

19 Environmental Film Series, “A River Below” (saving the Amazon River dolphin), 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, Room 130, Ohio State. Free admission. Free pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion afterward. Details: go.osu.edu/CbDX.

26 Environmental Film Series, “3 MPH” (documentary on hiking 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico in six months), 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, Room 130, Ohio State. Free admission. Free pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion afterward. Details: go.osu.edu/CbDX.

26-27 Plain City OSU Income Tax School, Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson, Route 42, Plain City, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 12. Details: go.osu.edu/CckD.

28-29 Chillicothe OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: to be determined. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 14. Details: go.osu.edu/CckJ.

December 2018 events

3-4 Zanesville OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ohio University, Zanesville Branch Campus Center, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Nov. 19. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDQ.

5-6 Columbus OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Nov. 21. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDS.

14 Livestock Mortality Composting Certification, noon-2 p.m., Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio. $25 per person, includes lunch. Registration is on first-come, first-served basis. Details: go.osu.edu/CdnG

17 OSU Income Tax School Ag Issues Webinar, designed for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Various locations in Auglaize, Clermont, Miami, Putnam, Wayne and Wyandot counties. $150 before Dec. 6, $200 after. Registration deadline: Dec. 6. Details: go.osu.edu/Cdkz

 

 

 

 

Writer(s): 

Alayna DeMartini
demartini.3@osu.edu
614-292-9833