The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners have forecast a moderate harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie this summer.
The bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index—making it one of the smaller blooms since 2011—but could possibly range between 4 and 5.5, compared to 7.3 last year. An index above 5 indicates a more severe bloom.
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(Photo: Marblehead lighthouse, Lake Erie, Getty Images.)
For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, CFAES’ Farm Science Review trade show, scheduled this year for Sept. 22–24, will not be held in person. Instead, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the show will be held as a virtual event.
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CFAES and Cargill are sowing the seeds of a new partnership.
The Minnesota-based agricultural company recently started supporting the work of the college’s six new water quality associates. Based in northwest Ohio, the six associates are part of a project by the CFAES Water Quality Initiative.
Got the drift? Hopefully not. A new fact sheet series, co-written by agricultural specialists with CFAES and Purdue University, can help prevent damage to specialty crops by drift from the herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D.
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For better or worse, it’s time for the summer slime report. The 2020 harmful algal bloom forecast for western Lake Erie, prepared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and hosted by Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant, will be presented online from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 9.
In addition to the official forecast, the event will cover spring nutrient loading and projections and recent research efforts and successes. Seven scientist experts will speak.
Registration is free and open to the public. Learn more and register.