Reporters JD Malone and Laura Arenschield talked to CFAES’s Warren Dick, Eugene Braig and Andy Ward for a recent Columbus Dispatch story titled “Curbing fertilizer runoff a challenge.”
Archive for December, 2014
CFAES’s recent, really big (more than 700 students) Environmental Science Student Symposium showed its participants, among other things, the hows and whys of the peer review process. In doing so, it also added some new technology to make the process simpler and faster. Learn more in a new YouTube video by Ohio State’s Office of Distance Education and eLearning (2:23).
What to do with old Christmas trees? Sink them in your pond, if you have one, to give fish a place to hang out — and to give you, if you fish for those fish, a better chance of finding and catching them. The trees provide structure; structure tends to concentrate fish. A free online fact sheet by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, shows you step by step how to do it. (Photo: iStock.)
CFAES student Michael Sabo, a graduating senior in Environmental Policy and Decision Making, talks about his “Environmental Awakening” in a recent essay on the Environmental Professionals Network website:
“I began to understand the great responsibility humans have to decide how to best manage this global garden. Because of this, I accepted the notion that humans can be part of nature, and yet somehow different, with the weight of the world on our shoulders. What this meant to me was that my actions matter a great deal. Every day I am faced with so many choices, but in understanding my role as a steward and gardener of the Earth, I must try to make the best decisions possible.”
Partners on central Ohio’s Sustaining Scioto planning study talk about the effort in a Vimeo video (4:23). The next Environmental Professionals Network breakfast will feature the study. Everyone’s welcome. Details in our previous post.
January’s Environmental Professionals Network “Breakfast Club” program features Sustaining Scioto, a new planning study to ensure clean, secure water for central Ohioans. Registration is open. A reduced rate for students, which includes breakfast, is available. Learn more …
A recent study by CFAES scientists says eating avocado could help prevent vitamin A deficiencies. Learn more. (Photo: iStock.)
CFAES’s Neil Drobny offers tips for reducing, reusing and recycling holiday trash. Including, yes, old Christmas trees. Drobny is program director of CFAES’s fast-growing Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major.
Biological control, biological pesticides and preventive cultural practices — all of them contributors to sustainable pest control — will be among the topics at CFAES’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop. The event, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, is Jan. 22-23 at OARDC, CFAES’s research arm, in Wooster. Discount registration through Jan. 9 (save $25). (Photo: Red bell peppers, iStock.)