July 13: Stone Lab guest lecture by algal bloom experts

Experts who are slated to speak at NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie, which is this Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, also will present the lab’s weekly guest lecture program later that evening, at 7 p.m.

There’s an option to watch online.

July 13: Public event, webinar on algal bloom forecast

This Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program and Stone Laboratory will host a public event and webinar to explain NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie.

Media advisory: NOAA’s Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is July 13

Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie. Media will have the opportunity to see laboratory demonstrations and participate in an on-the-water field experience. Read More »

July 16: See ‘innovative approach to land tenure,’ sustainable urban farm

The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues on Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a farm open house at Foraged & Sown in Columbus.

Foraged & Sown, the event description says, “uses an innovative approach to land tenure — building relationships with multiple land owners to farm and forage on diverse sites — to create a low-impact, sustainable urban farm.”

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

Dig the roots of ecological farming

The Growing Right Oral History Pop-up Tour — a look at the roots of ecological farming in Ohio — has three appearances slated this week:

The tour is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

Copy that; or, learn the craft of graft

There’s a gardening skill called grafting. It’s used a lot on apple trees. And it can help you turn a favorite tree — whether an apple like this one, a pear, a dogwood or another — into more new trees just like it. (Photo: iStock.)

It’s actually pretty refreshing

Discover new and better ways to manage manure — methods that boost soil fertility, crop yields and farm profits while protecting water and the environment — at the annual Manure Science Review on Aug. 2 in western Ohio.

CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is a co-host of the event.

Where, when to get fertilization training by Sept. 30

Ohio farmers who still need to get their state-required, CFAES-expert-provided Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training before the Sept. 30 deadline have 22 chances left to do it.

Check the dates and locations in your area.

Thursday: Stone Lab greets IJC scientist, Toledo prof

Stone Lab’s next summer guest lecture program — featuring Matthew Child, physical scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, and Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences — is this Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Its summer guest lecture series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)

Columbus urban farm tours set

The Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series, which will show methods and benefits of growing food in the city, kicks off July 22.

The series is being sponsored by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, and the Columbus Urban Farmers Network.

Download the full series schedule.