The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Continue reading
From a press release today by Ohio State science writer Misti Crane: “Predicting and pinpointing which farming practices are most likely to protect against environmental harm is a complex proposition, and researchers at The Ohio State University are working to fine-tune the tools that could help farmers and others prevent harmful algal blooms.” The researchers are with CFAES, and you can read the full story here.
Sara Place, senior director of sustainable beef production research with the Centennial, Colorado-based National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, presents “Can a Sustainable Global Food System Include Beef?” from 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 in Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. There’s no charge to attend.
What not to do if you see a coyote? Run back into your house, says CFAES scientist Stan Gehrt, an expert on urban coyotes, in a recent article in The Atlantic. “Over time, when you do that, coyotes learn they can make people disappear,” he says.
CFAES’s Department of Entomology hosts talks by two of its graduate students starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12: “Lady Beetles in the City: How Does Urban Habitat Management Affect the Abundance and Diversity of Native and Exotic Lady Beetles?” by Denisha Parker; and “The Impacts of Soil Legacy and Management on Biodiversity and Biocontrol Services in Urban Landscapes” by Emily Sypolt.
CFAES scientists led by ecological engineer Jay Martin recently teamed up with Columbus’s Indianola Informal K8 School to (1) study eco-friendly ways to manage stormwater runoff and (2) help connect students to science. Read the story.
The 2018 OhioNoTill Conference, featuring topics related to nutrient application, nutrient cycles, water quality and more, is tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Plain City in central Ohio. Experts from CFAES will be among the speakers. Find out more.