Keep ’em green, keep it clean

Specialists with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, will use more than $1 million in new funding to (1) help farmers develop nutrient management plans and (2) help fertilizer service providers gain certification in a national nutrient stewardship program. Aim? Keeping farms in western Lake Erie’s watershed productive while protecting and improving the lake’s water quality. Read the story …

Forecast: ‘Severe’ harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie this summer

Western Lake Erie will have one of its worst algal bloom seasons in recent years, nearly as bad as 2011’s record-breaker and possibly the second worst this century, according to a forecast issued today by NOAA and Ohio Sea Grant.

How to get a job after college

Come to CFAESWhy come to CFAES, whether for a sustainability-related major or otherwise? A recent survey shows again that CFAES grads get jobs. (Photo: University Communications.)

Maximizing crop benefits, minimizing water risk

Healthy crops and clean water_2Manure Science Review this year will have a clear focus on water …

‘Applying just the right amount of fertilizer’

Greg LaBarge, agronomy field specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, was interviewed for a recent WCMH-TV, Columbus, story on new regulations aimed at reducing algal bloom-causing fertilizer runoff. Watch it here.

The rains came; or, water, water everywhere eventually causes root rot

Too much rain got your garden down? Get tips from CFAES Horticulture Educator Pam Bennett in this story and in the video above.

Half our bees are not to be, due to some mysterious injury

Ohio lost nearly half of its honey bee population last year, according to a recent survey quoted in a June 26 Cleveland Plain Dealer story. Written by James F. McCarty, the story also quotes CFAES scientist Reed Johnson and retired CFAES scientist Jim Tew, both experts on honey bees. Honey bees pollinate about a third of the crops we grow for food. (Photo: iStock).Bee populations down

Just add fish; or, lettuce use our water well

Aquaponics workshopCFAES’s OSU South Centers are holding an Aquaponics Workshop July 10-11 in Piketon. Aquaponic food-production systems combine aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (growing plants in water, like the hydroponic lettuce shown here). (Photo: iStock.)

See what makes this GreenSpot green

Columbia Gas of Ohio HQ_2See two kinds of green at July 15’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program: The new LEED-certified Columbia Gas and NiSource Gas Distribution headquarters building in downtown Columbus, shown here, which is part of the city’s GreenSpot sustainability initiative; and, while looking down from that spot, the Columbus Clippers’ ballpark. Details and a link to sign up to be there. (Photo: Cleveland Construction, Inc.)

Spotted (one state over)

Spotted lanternfly_2There’s a new invasive forest pest in neighboring Pennsylvania, and you can learn about it, and others like it, from forestry experts from CFAES. (Photo: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,