Pesticide Container Recycling Collection

DATE:

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
TIME:

8:00–11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:

Nutrien Ag Solutions     6704 E US Highway 22     Wilmington, OH 45177

 

CLEAN SWEEP PROGRAM Ohio Department of Agriculture
Do you have unwanted, unused, or unknown FARM chemicals?
The pesticide collection and disposal services are FREE OF CHARGE, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

What can be recycled? Agriculture pesticide containers –jugs, drums (up to 55 gallons), and mini bulks (if cut into strips) will be accepted. FREE OF CHARGE

REQUIREMENTS

• All containers must be triple rinsed
• Remove caps from jugs and lids from drums
• Remove loose leaf labels
• MUST BE DRY!
• Mini bulks must be cut into 2×2 foot sections with no lid, no valve, and no screws

STRICTLY ENFORCED! If containers are not clean, dry, and in small sizes (mini bulks), they will not be accepted.

SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO DIRECT YOU TO THE CORRECT AREA OF RECYCLING

RURAL RECYCLING GRINDING LLC will be the recycling company.

Early Registration Ends Friday, April 12 for the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium

Visit UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org for more information.

Act now to take advantage of early registration prices through April 12. Some tours are filling quickly, so don’t miss out on your first choice.

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium in Columbus, Ohio on June 11-13. The event includes keynotes, a grower panel, 40 presentations, a reception with approximately 40 posters, a choice of six off-site educational tours, and dinner at The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, a unique 261-acre university facility for teaching, research, and community engagement. Take a look at the keynote and general session speakers we have lined up for the program.

This symposium will bring together a national and international audience of academic, non-profit, government, and research-oriented professionals. Join 300-400 like-minded people to share and gain knowledge on how to build coalitions to adapt to this changing world and how urban food systems contribute to these solutions.

Early registration pricing ends on April 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET, hotel reservations close on May 21, and registration closes on May 24. UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org

Feral Swine Information

Feral swine (Sus scrofa) are a combination of Eurasian wild boar and escaped/released domestic pigs.

In the US, feral swine likely cause an estimated $1.5 billion in damages and control costs each year. The estimated 6 million feral swine carry several viruses, bacteria, and parasites that pose a threat to livestock, humans, pets, and wildlife.

Due to their close genetic similarity, feral swine can easily transmit deadly diseases to domestic pigs, such as African swine fever (ASF), a foreign disease (FAD). ASF is not present in the U.S. territory, but it would have catastrophic consequences for the swine industry if it were ever diagnosed domestically. Pseudorabies (PRV), on the other hand, is a domestic disease that has existed in the US for 150 years but is currently present only within the feral swine population.

Feral Swine Flyer

Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rent Survey

Deadline approaching: We ask you to please complete the online or attached survey by March 31, 2024.

There are two options to complete the short survey.

  1. Complete the survey online at https://go.osu.edu/ohiocroplandvaluescashrentssurvey23_24
  2. Complete the attached survey (Word Doc) and email the completed survey back to ward.8@osu.edu

You can also access the online survey through this QR code:

Registration is Open for the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium

On June 11-13, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts the Urban Food Systems Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The event includes keynotes, a grower panel, 40 presentations, a reception with approximately 50 posters, a choice of six off-site educational tours, and dinner at The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, a unique 261-acre university facility for teaching, research, and community engagement.

This symposium will bring together a national and international audience of academic, non-profit, government, and research-oriented professionals to share and learn how to build coalitions to adapt to this changing world and how urban food systems contribute to these solutions.

Join 300-400 like-minded people at the Urban Food Systems Symposium. Act now to take advantage of early registration prices through April 13. Hotel reservations close on May 21, and registration closes on May 24. Tour capacity is limited and is on a first-come basis. Visit UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org for more information.

Online Fruit Pruning School

Pruning 2024 The Ohio State University South Centers is hosting its popular, two-part (morning and afternoon) Online Fruit Pruning School on Thursday, March 14, 2024. This FREE online event will be conducted virtually via the Zoom communications platform.

Part 1 on March 14 will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will focus on pruning fruit trees, including apples and peaches. Part 2 will be held later that same day from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will cover small fruits like grapes and raspberries.

Please register by Monday, March 11, 2024. Visit the link below and fill out the registration form. We also plan to offer recordings afterward so you can access the event on-demand, as we know this fits some people’s schedules better.

Register here: http://go.osu.edu/pruningschool.

For even more information, consult the attached flyer.

Looking forward to seeing you (virtually) again this year!

GAPs Online Training now offered in Spanish

The OSU Extension Produce Safety Team has designed a self-paced online training for Good Agricultural Practices, which helps reduce the risk of produce contamination.

This self-paced online course provides hydroponic growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement best management practices specific to controlled environments (greenhouses, in-door farms, high tunnels, etc.) to reduce microbial food safety hazards in hydroponic vegetable and fruit production systems.

• Participants will receive a certificate of participation after completing this course.

• The cost of the course is $150.

The quick link is: https://go.osu.edu/spanish-hydroponic-gaps

Flyer: OnlineHYDROPONICGAPs-Spanish Flyer 020524

 

Este curso en línea sobre Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas, o ‘BPA’, para la producción hidropónica ayuda a reducir el riesgo de contaminación en frutas y vegetales.

Este curso en línea de autoaprendizaje proporciona a los productores de cultivos hidropónicos el conocimiento y herramientas necesarias para implementar buenas prácticas de manejo específicas de ambientes controlados (invernaderos, agricultural vertical, túneles altos, etc.) para reducir los riesgos microbianos de sistemas de producción hidropónica en frutas y vegetales frescos.
• Los estudiantes recibirán una certificación de participación después de haber completado el curso.
• El valor del curso es de $150.

Para registrarte al curso dirígete a https://go.osu.edu/spanishhydroponic-gaps
Para preguntas, contactar a Melanie Ivey por Ivey.14@osu.edu o Sanja Ilic por Ilic.2@osu.edu.

 

2024 Farm Bill Summit

Ever wondered how the Farm Bill affects our food and agricultural landscape? The Farm Bill, a substantial legislative package passed by the federal government every few years, impacts how funds are allocated for various crucial aspects of agriculture, nutrition, conservation efforts, natural resource protection, and support systems across the nation. To delve deeper into this vital legislation and its implications, we invite you to join us at our 2024 CFAES Farm Bill Summit on February 23 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fawcett Center. Engage in discussions led by CFAES and industry experts, unravel the complexities, and understand how this bill shapes the future of farming and related industries. This summit offers a unique opportunity to gain insights, network with others in the industry, and comprehend the far-reaching impact of the Farm Bill on our agricultural ecosystem. Learn More and Register at https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/2024-cfaes-farm-bill-summit.