Registration is open for Ohio Sea Grant’s Science and Outdoor Writers Workshop, set to be held virtually Oct. 28–29, 1–3 p.m. both days. Check out the topics and speakers:
Gore, 2020 laureate Lal pitch national policy during World Food Prize talk on soil health and hunger
Des Moines (Iowa) Business Record, Oct. 13; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Ohio State News, Oct. 5; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR
No-Till Farmer, Sept. 17; partnership with CFAES cited
Ohio State News, Sept. 9; featuring CFAES’ Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory
Toledo Blade (subscription required), Aug. 26
Washington Post, Aug. 31; featuring Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
NPR, Aug. 18; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Ohio State News, Aug. 13; featuring Mažeika Sullivan, SENR
Can farmers raise their yields while meeting water quality goals—and if so, how? CFAES expert Greg LaBarge will answer that question in a talk during this year’s Farm Science Review.
Callia Tellez, a spring graduate of CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources and a 2020 CFAES Distinguished Senior, presented “Conservation from the Local Level Up: A Lesson from the Farmers of the Great Lakes Basin” as a Spotlight Speaker in Ohio State’s annual Research and Innovation Showcase. The event, organized by the Office of Research and Corporate Engagement Office, was held this year as a series of virtual talks.
“We have the technical fix to nutrient runoff,” Tellez says in her presentation. “But what we’re missing is the connection between the solution and the people who need to make it happen.”
How can we make that connection? Watch the video above.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners have forecast a moderate harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie this summer.
The bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index—making it one of the smaller blooms since 2011—but could possibly range between 4 and 5.5, compared to 7.3 last year. An index above 5 indicates a more severe bloom.
(Photo: Marblehead lighthouse, Lake Erie, Getty Images.)
CFAES and Cargill are sowing the seeds of a new partnership.
The Minnesota-based agricultural company recently started supporting the work of the college’s six new water quality associates. Based in northwest Ohio, the six associates are part of a project by the CFAES Water Quality Initiative.
Registration is open for this year’s Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and slated to be held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Viewing the conference is free and open to the public, but you have to register in advance. Find details and a link to register.
The speakers will include scientists from USDA; the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; and CFAES.
Algal blooms are the typically pea-green, sometimes massive slime outbreaks that in recent years have plagued Lake Erie and other water bodies.
The conference’s organizer is Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, which works to protect the environment of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes.
(Photo: Tom Archer, Michigan Sea Grant.)
By Stephanie Singer, Outreach Education Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Office, Defiance
Would you like to share your experience with cover crops and soil health with other farmers? If so, please consider applying to be part of an exciting farmer-led outreach project. Complete the online Farmer Advocate for Conservation application here.