Boost your veggie crops’ climate resilience

Following up on their morning session on “climate-smart” organic grains, CFAES researchers Rafiq Islam and Alan Sundermeier will present “Climate-Smart Organic Vegetables: Healthy Soils, Healthy Food, and Healthy People” from 2–3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) annual conference.

Helping tomatoes and others adapt

Islam and Sundermeier will cover a similar range of topics as in their earlier session—boosting climate resilience through cropping diversity, cover crops, plant inducers, soil amendments, and electrolyzed and magnetic waters—but this time they’ll focus on vegetable crops: tomatoes, peppers, and their many healthful, marketable friends.

It’s one of nine workshops involving CFAES experts, and one of nearly 80 workshops total, being offered at the OEFFA conference, which runs from Feb. 13–15 in Dayton. Called Ohio’s largest ecological agriculture conference, its theme is “A Climate for Change.”

Registration costs for the conference vary. Learn more.

More about climate resilience

Islam, Sundermeier, Aaron Wilson and Vinayak Shedekar, the latter two also with CFAES, also will present a workshop at the conference called “Building Agricultural Resilience to a Changing Climate” from 1–4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Admission to this workshop is open to both conference registrants and the public, but you need to RSVP to attend. Find out more. (Photo: Getty Images.)

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