16 Farm Science Review talks about woodlands

If you own a woods and would like to know more about it, make it more sustainable, make more money from it, or all three, then check out these talks during Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24. The Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area is organizing the lineup, along with series on forages and grazing and also on wildlife and aquatics. 

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • 10:30–11 a.m., Tree-of-Heaven vs. Sumac: How to Tell the Difference! Tom DeHass
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms, Erika Lyon
  • Noon to 1 p.m., Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber, Dave Apsley and Bob Mulligan
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m., Recreational Lease Hunting, Gabe Karns
  • 2:30–3 p.m.; Making the Cut: How to Prune With Pruning Saws and Hand Pruners; Amy Stone, Kathy Smith, and Eric Draper

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • 10:30–11 a.m., Woodland Fungi ID, Curtis Young
  • 11–11:30 a.m., A Seasonal Guide to Woodland Management, Jason VanHouten
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon, Picking Paw Paw Patches: Managing Woodlands for Paw Paw Production, Matt Davie
  • Noon to 1 p.m., Can You Spot the Spot? Spotted Lanternfly Update, Amy Stone
  • 1:30–2 p.m., Managing Small Forest Patches for Birds, Matthew Shumar
  • 2–3 p.m., Forest Farming Wild-Simulated Ginseng, Tanner Filyaw

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • 10:30–11 a.m., The ABCs of Invasive Species, Amy Stone
  • 11–11:30 a.m., Clues to Use For Tree ID, Kathy Smith
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon, chainsaw maintenance, sharpening, and safety demonstration
  • Noon to 12:30 p.m., chainsaw cutting techniques demonstration
  • 1–1:30 p.m., live woodland Q-and-A with industry professionals

Remember to visit the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu, to check for any changes in the schedule.

Farm Science Review, which in a normal year draws more 100,000 people, is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Viewing the Gwynne talks and all the Review’s other online activities is free, but you have to sign up in advance at fsr.osu.edu. Sign up started Sept. 8. (Photo: Hocking Hills, Ohio, Getty Images.)

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