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  1. Field Nights Continue Work to Increase Growth of Ohio Hops

    Aug 1, 2016


    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two workshops offered in August offer both new and established hops growers insight into how to produce the increasingly popular crop.

    The Ohio Hops Field Night is Aug. 16 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers Research Building Auditorium, 1864 Shyville Road, in Piketon.

    The Northwest Ohio Hops Field Night is Aug. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, in Bowling Green.

  2. Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day Tackles Disease, New Varieties, Use of Drone Technology

    Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day Tackles Disease, New Varieties, Use of Drone Technology

    Jul 29, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio — This year’s Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day will offer growers valuable research updates regarding disease, insect and weed control as well as state-of-the-art demonstrations on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for more efficient pest detection.

  3. Workshop for Natural Resource Pros Will Give Intro to QGIS

    Workshop for Natural Resource Pros Will Give Intro to QGIS

    Jul 29, 2016

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Learn the ABCs of using QGIS— in this case, to map tree cover, land use, water quality and similar data — in an Aug. 17 workshop in Mansfield.

    QGIS is a free and open-source geographic information system, or GIS. It works on operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows.

    The workshop is for anyone who studies or works with natural resources, including forests, farmland, watersheds and wildlife, said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the event’s sponsor, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.

  4. A workshop during the April 19 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster will shine light on solar and other green energy. (Photo: Purestock.)

    Green Fair to Host Renewable Energy Workshop

    Apr 5, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Fred Michel, a Wooster-based biosystems engineer with The Ohio State University, has solar panels gleaming on his home and his car.

    He’ll share his experiences with both setups in a Renewable Energy Workshop during the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster.

  5. An April 12 event will celebrate growing green efforts in Columbus. Hosting the event will be the Environmental Professionals Network, which is based at The Ohio State University. (Photo: Sasiistock, iStock.)

    Columbus Mayor, GreenSpot Awards to Headline EPN Event

    Apr 5, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther will present the city’s 2016 GreenSpotLight Awards at an April 12 event hosted by theEnvironmental Professionals Network.

    The awards honor achievements in Columbus’sGreenSpot sustainability program. Among those recognized will be three businesses, the graduates of the Corporate Sustainability Initiative and the winners of the Columbus Energy Challenge.

  6. Since fall 2014, OSU Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on fertilizer application geared to optimize yields and reduce nutrient runoff to improve Ohio water quality. (photo: iStock)

    More Than 10,000 Ohio Farmers Have Received Water Quality Training

    Apr 1, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a little over a year, Ohio State University Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on best practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state. And more training opportunities are scheduled to reach even more farmers.

  7. Researchers are working to reduce nutrient runoff to improve water quality. Photo: David Tomashefski, SENR.

    Updating Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index Is Generating Positive Initial Results

    Mar 31, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Maintaining agricultural soil phosphorus levels in accordance with the Tri-State Fertility Guidelines helps lower the concentration of phosphorus that is dissolved in agricultural runoff, according to ongoing research by a soil scientist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  8. Ohio State researchers are embarking on a major initiative to determine optimal rates of fertilization on corn, soybeans and wheat. Results should improve both crop production and water quality. (photo: iStock)

    Farmers, Consultants Needed for Major Initiative to Update Fertilizer Guidelines

    Mar 31, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s been 20 years since agronomists have developed fertilizer recommendations in Ohio.

    But now, Ohio State University Extension is embarking on a major initiative to determine the optimal rates of fertilization on the state’s major crops. The goal is to not only maximize farm profitability, but also contribute to improved nutrient management and water quality in the state.

  9. Jay Martin, an ecological engineer with The Ohio State University, poses next to the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, in this 2015 photo. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

    Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

    Mar 30, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem — such as the one that shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in 2014 — could become a problem of the past.

  10. Miscanthus. Photo: CFAES

    Bus Tour Promotes Miscanthus Production Opportunities

    Feb 25, 2016

    JEFFERSON, Ohio – A hybrid perennial bamboo-like plant that grows relatively fast on less-than-ideal soils, is harvested in winter, and is used as a bioenergy and bioproduct crop is gaining popularity among growers in northeast Ohio thanks to its hardy growth, which is allowing marginal farmlands to be put into profitable production.

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