Repeated freezing and thawing last winter was hard on lawns in Ohio—and the damage may only now be apparent. CFAES scientists Todd Hicks and Joe Rimelspach have tips to help bring back the green.
Get up to speed on Ohio’s cicadas, courtesy of scientists from CFAES.
The 17-year cicadas are coming, at least in parts of northeast Ohio. “It’s a big entomological event,” says CFAES scientist Dave Shetlar—and a tasty opportunity, or maybe not.
CFAES has big plans for its Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus. Dean Cathann A. Kress says those plans include becoming “a university hub for leading science and public engagement related to our food system, agriculture, and natural resources; as well as a center where many of our partners can join us to advance knowledge and industry, communicate about science, and prepare future leaders.” Read all about it.
A field of dreams, cheaper biofuel production, might become a reality. Research by CFAES scientist Ajay Shah could cut the cost of collecting and delivering corn plants to make ethanol by up to a fifth.
Even if the United States eventually reaches a trade agreement with China, the damage done from the ongoing trade war could take years to undo, a CFAES agricultural economist says.
“The main takeaway,” study leader Justin Chaffin is quoted as saying in the story, “is that cyanobacteria blooms are not just a western-basin issue.”
Chaffin is research coordinator at CFAES’ Stone Laboratory.
It’s time to have “the talk” about plants. CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster hosts a workshop called “How Plants Mate” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, May 23.