Ohio State will be the lead partner on a new five-year, multimillion-dollar pilot watershed project in northwestern Ohio designed to demonstrate that agricultural conservation practices—if used on 70% of the farmland in a watershed, and evaluated on a watershed scale—can help achieve Lake Erie’s water quality goals. CFAES researcher Jay Martin will direct the project, set for the Shallow Run watershed in Hardin County.
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Scientists from eight Ohio universities—including from Ohio State and specifically from CFAES—will lead the latest round of research supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.
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From a press release today from our CFAES colleagues who work for Ohio Sea Grant:
“NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom this summer.”
“A relatively dry spring will lead to a repeat of last year’s mild bloom—this is the first time in more than a dozen years that mild blooms have occurred in consecutive summers.”
Read the full press release. (Photo: Lake Erie, Getty Images.)
From an early age, Mark Monaco knew he wanted to spend his life working in marine science. He’s been able to do just that thanks to the start he received at CFAES—a start immersed, often literally, in Lake Erie.
CFAES’ water quality Extension associates will host a webinar titled “A History of Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin” from 10–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. Participation is free and open to the public.
Find out more and register to watch (scroll down).
Farm and Dairy, Nov. 1; featuring Chris Winslow, director, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory
Forests News, Oct. 19; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Waste 360, Oct. 16; featuring Jill Bartolotta, Ohio Sea Grant
Radio Iowa, Oct. 15; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR