Innovative work by the Washington County office of OSU Extension to prevent road erosion along the Muskingum River, and Ohio State President Michael V. Drake’s recent tour to see it, earned coverage by the Marietta Times.
Wright State’s Yvonne Vadeboncoeur headlines Stone Lab’s next guest lecture series event, which is tonight, Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Her bio says she studies the “importance of energy linkages among habitats in freshwater ecosystems.”
Also speaking will be Wright State’s Stephen Jacquemin, whose research, his bio says, focuses on the “ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes and gastropods.”
Stone Lab is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Admission to the event is free. But there’s a charge for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab dock, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)
CFAES’s Glen Arnold and Sam Custer have developed a way to spread liquid manure on young growing field crops like corn. Their new design serves to (1) boost the plants’ uptake of the valuable nutrients in the manure, (2) save farmers money on manure disposal and fertilizer costs, all while (3) reducing the risk of the nutrients getting into water. Read the story.
CFAES’s research arm, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, is holding its annual Organic Crop Field Day on Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. near Wooster. Admission is free. Check out the event description. Learn more, including about the field day’s first-ever inclusion of organic dairying, in a CFAES press release.
Knowing how to identify trees can help you take care of them even better, says instructor Kathy Smith, head of CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards program. Every tree species has different needs for care, she says.
Wood manages his Homecoming Farm in Amesville, according to the tour description, “with a whole-farm approach with a focus on diverse, year-round income streams including fruit trees, vegetables, wood products and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup.” He’ll discuss his experiences as a beginning farmer and how to “best manage a mix of forested and unforested land.”
The workshop is called Bees in Your Backyard … and the Plants They Visit, and the instructor will be Olivia Carril, biologist and co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard (Princeton University Press, 2015).