What can a farmer do with a dead cow, pig or chicken that can save them (the farmer) some money, protect the environment, including water, and respectfully recycle the nutrients in the unfortunately now ex-animal’s body? Here’s what.
The Climate Explorations Series looks at “Glaciers, Mountains and People” from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Blacklick Woods Metro Park Beech-Maple Lodge, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., in Reynoldsburg near Columbus. Featured will be a screening of “Glacial Balance,” a film on glacial melt in the Andes Mountains and its impact on people. Free admission. Watch the trailer (1:07). Series collaborators include Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the 4-H Youth Development Program of CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension. Details: 614-688-8279. (Photo: Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina; iStock.)
The Nov. 12 breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network looks at how unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, can improve how we take care of farms, soils, woods and water. Details and a link to register here. EPN is a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo: iStock.)
Forget Godzilla. Never mind zombies. Monsters have come to Ohio. Here are 10 invasive species currently on the loose …
Coyotes aren’t just surviving in cities, they’re thriving, says CFAES scientist Stan Gehrt, who studies the creatures in Chicago. Emily Caldwell of Ohio State’s University Communications office recently talked to him about some of his latest findings. Has he unlocked the secrets to urban coyotes’ success?
Iowa State University’s Aaron Gassmann discusses “Biotechnology and Agricultural Sustainability: Insights from Interactions Between Western Corn Rootworm and Bt Corn” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 29, in 121 Fisher Auditorium at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. You also can watch by video link in 244 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, at Ohio State in Columbus. Free. Details: email@example.com. Gassmann’s lab studies, among other things, resistance to Bt corn by the western corn rootworm, a key U.S. corn pest (pictured is an adult male). Bt corn has been genetically modified for resistance to certain pests. (Photo: Tom Hlavaty, USDA-ARS.)
CFAES is ramping up its efforts to improve Ohio’s water quality through a new fertilizer applicator certification training program.