A CFAES postdoctoral researcher is one of many speakers set for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference of the Northern Nut Growers Association, which runs from Aug. 1–4.
Ohio State News, March 31
WKBN-TV, Youngstown, March 31; featuring Mažeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and director, Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Columbus Dispatch, March 28, subscription required; featuring Mike Hogan, OSU Extension, Franklin County
Pike County News Watchman, March 25
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, have kicked off the second year of their Victory Gardens Program, with the program having been expanding this year from 10 to 25 counties because of high demand. Some 8,300 seed packets are available free of charge to the public.
WCMH-TV, Columbus, March 8; featuring Yolanda Owens ’07, CFAES alumna and president of CFAES Alumni Society
Baltimore Sun (via AP), March 4; featuring Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
“It’s important that health-promoting foods be accessible and prevalent in the American diet.”
So says CFAES scientist Jessica Cooperstone, who’s using her multiple areas of expertise—plant breeding and genetics, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and nutrition—to try to develop even healthier tomatoes for people to grow and eat.
Leafy greens generally don’t like it hot. What can you do? Tim McDermott, educator with the Franklin County office of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, and Michelle Nowak of Columbus’s Franklinton Farms will share ideas during the upcoming annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
Discover the new crop called Kernza when CFAES researcher Steve Culman presents “Organic Perennial Grain Crops for Grain and Forage” during the upcoming annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
Farmers in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana now have updated guidelines to use when it comes to fertilizing their field crops—and their profits and everyone’s water quality stand to gain.
Drones. Automation. Artificial intelligence. They’re some of the new, cutting-edge ways to monitor greenhouse plants. They’re also among the subjects to be covered by an upcoming workshop for greenhouse growers.
With a theme of “Improving Production Via Listening to Plants,” CFAES’ 2021 Greenhouse Management Workshop takes place online from Jan. 27–29.