What is CFAES doing on behalf of Ohio’s water quality? A lot. Our efforts fall under four core activities: science, innovation, education, and collaboration/extension. Just what does that mean? A colorful, quick-to-read fact sheet explains.
From a new study by Jennie Pugliese, formerly with CFAES, and Steve Culman and Christine Sprunger, both of CFAES, published online Feb. 12 in the journal Plant Soil: “Our findings suggest dual-use management of Kernza can provide a productive and profitable pathway for perennial grain adoption.” Learn more about Kernza in this previous post (which in a coincidence was published exactly one year before the study appeared), and then read the study.
You can learn how to get the lead out—a good thing for soil and people’s health—when Alyssa Zearley of CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources presents “Testing Soils for Urban Agriculture” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 16, during the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) in Dayton.
CFAES agronomist Peter Thomison and Amalie Lipstreu of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will co-present “Pollen Drift Contamination of Organic and Non-GMO Corn: Knowing the Risks and Taking Action” in a concurrent workshop from 8:30–10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at OEFFA’s annual conference. It’s one of nearly 80 workshops scheduled for the conference.
The answers to growing better crops are under your feet if you look. So says CFAES soil fertility specialist Steve Culman, who’s helping lead an upcoming workshop on how to test your soil.
CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm is hosting a specialty crop growers’ roundtable from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in Wooster.
Online registration for the 2019 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference, set for Feb. 14–16 in Dayton, ends Monday, Jan. 28. Find out more.
Registration at the door will be available, too, but it doesn’t reserve a seat for the conference’s meals, special events, and Food and Farm School, and also costs $5 more.
CFAES is a Sustainer level sponsor of the conference, whose theme is “Just Farming: The Path Before Us.”