New, better ways to apply fertilizer? Precisely

CFAES’s second annual Precision University will show farmers new ways to apply fertilizer that (1) keep it from running off the land, getting into water and possibly feeding harmful algal blooms; and (2) give them more bang for their fertilizer buck.

It’s on Jan. 11 in London, about 30 miles west of Columbus. Read more and register.

Conference to feature ‘State of the Science’ in battling Lake Erie’s algal blooms

The 2017 Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference is Sept. 14 in Toledo. The event, which is open to the public, features 15 presentations on the latest research on algal blooms in Lake Erie and other waters, their causes, and how to prevent them. The speakers will be from CFAES, Ohio Sea Grant, USDA, National Weather Service and Bowling Green State University, among others. Experts Chris Winslow, Jay Martin, Greg LaBarge and Kevin King, all with ties to CFAES, are co-hosting the event.

Registration is $30, or $10 for students. Register to attend.

Event to look at farming, water quality, Ohio’s efforts for both

Agriculture and water quality flow together. So do Ohio’s efforts to improve them.

The next Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast program will look at those ties and at new progress in serving the state’s farmers, food and water.

The event, which is open to the public, is Sept. 12 at The Ohio State University.

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NOAA forecast: Western Lake Erie due for significant harmful algal bloom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners, which include Ohio State, are predicting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer.

NOAA announced the forecast at a July 13 event and webinar co-hosted by Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program. The event took place at Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. CFAES Agronomic Systems Field Specialist Greg LaBarge was one of the speakers.

Watch and listen to a video of the webinar above.

July 13: Stone Lab guest lecture by algal bloom experts

Experts who are slated to speak at NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie, which is this Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, also will present the lab’s weekly guest lecture program later that evening, at 7 p.m.

There’s an option to watch online.

Media advisory: NOAA’s Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is July 13

Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie. Media will have the opportunity to see laboratory demonstrations and participate in an on-the-water field experience. Continue reading