The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label directions. Specifically, use restrictions are being added to minimize the risk of drift onto neighboring crops. Read the story.
Can you raise French hens in Ohio? Can you buy them here? The answers are partly Cuckoo (scroll down to the “3rd day” heading). (Photo: iStock.)
Peru is a fair haul from northeast Ohio. CFAES’s Shauna Brummet (pictured) will take you there — by camelid — at the next Wooster Science Café.
Brummet, director of CFAES’s BioHio Research Park by day, an alpaca breeder after hours, will present “A Peruvian Adventure: Alpacas and Their Quechua Shepherds” at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 7, in Spoon Market and Deli, 144 W. Liberty St. in downtown Wooster. Admission is free and open to the public.
The ongoing Wooster Science Café series, aimed at spurring discussion and insight on science topics, is being sponsored by the College of Wooster and CFAES.
Ohio State, with CFAES’s involvement, has started the new Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education — CHAIRE for short. Read the story.
With cold weather here, WOSU Public Media’s Phil Deoliveira looked at how Ohio beekeepers and their charges get through winter. CFAES entomologist Reed Johnson was one of the experts quoted, speaking on the importance of bees storing enough honey to eat to last through winter. “It’s not freezing to death that kills bees,” he said. “It’s running out of food and then freezing to death that kills them.” (Photo: Johnson in warmer times by Ken Chamberlain, CFAES Marketing and Communications.)
Jeff Reutter, special advisor to Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, and Jay Martin, a CFAES ecological engineer, commented on Ohio’s recently released Domestic Action Plan 1.0 in a Nov. 19 Columbus Dispatch story. The new plan is part of a bi-national effort to fight Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms.
Economic sustainability is one of the keys to sustainable agriculture. So this is good news.