Tip 1: How to know the best times to apply fertilizer and manure: Using real-time rain forecasts and historical climate data, The Ohio State University’s new free Field Application Resource Monitor (FARM) website, farm.bpcrc.osu.edu, tells farmers the best times to apply fertilizer and manure, pinpointed to the farmers’ exact locations. It benefits crops and costs by helping farmers avoid rain events that could wash away that fertilizer and manure. It’s good for water quality, too, for the same reason. Learn more by talking to Aaron Wilson, who has appointments with Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-292-7930.
Tip 2: How algal blooms affect how walleye see: Walleye and the smaller fish they eat “struggle to see in water clouded by algae, and that could potentially jeopardize the species’ future if harmful algal blooms persist.” That’s according to a study led by CFAES scientist Suzanne Gray and a story about the study by Ohio State science writer Misti Crane. Walleye are one of the most sought-after game fish in Lake Erie. In recent years, algal blooms, which can turn the water green, have plagued the lake’s western basin. Read the full story at go.osu.edu/walleyevision. Contact Gray at email@example.com, 614-292-4643.
September 2018 events
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 $75. Networking event on Sept. 9. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsg.
11 Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “The Lake Erie Impairment Designation: What Does It Mean and What Can We Learn from Other Watersheds?” 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $10, or free for students, and includes breakfast. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7B.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
14-15 Statewide Sheep Shearing School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Road, Hebron. Registration is $50 per student by Sept. 4. Details: go.osu.edu/CYbv.
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.
19 Bee Lab webinar, “Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans” by Kelly Tilmon, Department of Entomology, CFAES, 9 a.m. Details: u.osu.edu/beelab/courses/. Free to watch; use the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.
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.
25 Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7J.
26 Livestock Mortality Composting certification workshop, 6-8 p.m., Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $25; includes lunch and handouts. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7V.
October 2018 events
3 Nature vs. Nurture Tree ID workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $35; includes lunch and materials. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7X.
5-7 CFAES Homecoming Weekend, $35-$135. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6j.
5 Autumn Discovery Day Pre-Sale, 3-4 p.m., Lemmon and Rice Health and Wellness Garden, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Pre-sale of trees and shrubs for members of the Friends of Secrest, who will also receive a 10 percent discount. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7Z.
6 Autumn Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Lemmon and Rice Health and Wellness Garden, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Sale of trees and shrubs. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CY9B.
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.
12 A Day in the Woods: Fall Treasures in Your Woodland, 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 12th annual Stinner Summit, “The Roles of Faith and Ecology in Sustaining Agriculture,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Details: go.osu.edu/CY79.
13 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CY8B.
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.
20 Little International, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., OSU Barns, 3658 Kays Ave., Dublin. Showmanship competitions in hogs, horses, sheep, cattle and goats. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CYb5.