CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 19, 2021

COVID-19 and deer: Do you actually need to worry about COVID-19 spreading in deer? 

Self, Nov. 15, 2021; featuring Linda Saif, Distinguished University Professor, Center for Food Animal Health

A few more thoughts on soil fertility … 

Ohio’s Country Journal, Nov. 15, 2021, featuring Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomy field specialist

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

Ohio State News, Nov. 12; CFAES researchers will be among those involved there

Good eats for deer, squirrels, microbes

Reupping this from a year ago …

Pumpkins rotting in landfills produce methane, a climate change-causing greenhouse gas, and an especially scary one at that—it’s 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide.

So, if you don’t send your old pumpkin out in the trash, destined for burial in a landfill, what’s the best thing you can do with it?

We talked to three experts from CFAES for options. Spoiler alert: Sometimes (dun dun dun) they come back.

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See what’s happening in the Gwynne Conservation Area: Farm Science Review 2021

Click the image here to see the full schedule of activities in the Gwynne Conservation Area during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21–23, as well as a map of the grounds.

You can find this, too, in the free program booklet that’s available at the event.

‘I learn something new there every year’

We’re reupping this story from a couple of weeks ago. Farm Science Review, hosted by CFAES, takes place Sept. 21–23, and from water quality to conservation tillage, cover crops to forage production, and especially all the many activities set for the Gwynne Conservation Area, there’s a lot you can learn there in the field of sustainability …

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Lots to see, learn at Gwynne Conservation Area: Farm Science Review 2021

There’s a place you can go to discover such things as:

  • How grazing goats can help control invasive plants in your woods.
  • How to call turkeys, identify frogs, stock your pond with the best types of fish, and grow your own edible mushrooms in a bucket.
  • How and when to harvest timber, and what today’s volatile lumber prices can mean for you and your woods.
  • How to identify the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species new to Ohio that can damage your fruit and shade trees and grape vines.

If you want to learn more about woods, water, wildlife, and grazing lands—and walk among them while you do it—check out the Gwynne Conservation Area at this year’s Farm Science Review.

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CFAES sustainability news, July 23, 2021

National Geographic, July 22; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Marion Star, July 18; Whitney Gherman, OSU Extension

Cleveland.com, July 16; featuring Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Laboratory

CFAES sustainability news, May 28, 2021

Nature can save humanity from climate doom—but not on its own

Wired, May 25; featuring Daniela Miteva, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Appreciate, don’t fear, the ‘bugs of history’

Farm and Dairy, May 24; featuring Joe Boggs, OSU Extension

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

Associated Press and Holland (Michigan) Sentinel, May 15; featuring Jeremy Bruskotter, School of Environment and Natural Resources

CFAES sustainability news, May 12, 2021

New York Times, May 5; featuring Marne Titchenell, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Toledo Blade (subscription required), May 2; Ohio State and CFAES research mentioned

Akron Beacon Journal, April 11; featuring Jeff Reutter, special advisor, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab