‘Greener future’ dawning

Green Industry short course 2Minimizing fertilizer use and protecting water quality are two of the many topics at Ohio State’s 2015 Green Industry Short Course. Coordinated by CFAES, the Dec. 7-10 event is for people in such fields as lawn care, tree care, landscaping, and golf and sports turf management. Its theme is “A Greener Future.” Get details and register.

Why (and how) we care about our lawns, and whether they can be greener

lawnA recent CFAES survey looked at why Americans think their lawns are important and what they’re willing to do (and/or not do) about it. The researchers say the findings could suggest ways to increase the acceptance (and dare it be said, fashionability) of non-chemical, environmentally friendlier lawn care methods. (Quote: “Homeowners crave the acceptance of their neighbors.”)