January 8, 2021 - 9:30am -- meyer.524@osu.edu

Water quality concerns continue to be at the forefront of environmental-impact discussions across many industries. Since agriculture occupies much of the land area in Ohio, adapting farming operations to include “best management practices” has been an area of focus for agricultural producers, governmental agencies and other stakeholders working to contribute to solutions. As water quality concerns remain, so do opportunities for reviewing the current research and considering adopting practices that work for your situation.

Join The Ohio State University Extension-Water Quality Team and guest speakers for a webinar series discussing several timely topics in preparation for the 2021 growing season.

The first event in the series, set for Wednesday, January 13th from 10:00am -11:30am will include specialists from across the region to discuss multiple topics related to manure and nutrient management. Christine Brown, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will be addressing manure composition/analysis, application timing, compaction, and crop rotation to enhance 4R nutrient management. Glen Arnold, Associate Professor and Field Specialist with The Ohio State University Extension, will talk about results from liquid manure side-dress trials, including this year’s data. Finally, Dr. Melissa Wilson, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with the University of Minnesota, will discuss applying manure to cover crops, and options for minimal disturbance.

This will be a great opportunity to evaluate your current practices and consider how you might best utilize manure resources going forward.

The January 13th event will offer 1.5 hours of CCA continuing education units (Nutrient Management: 1, Soil & Water Management: 0.5), as well as CLM credits.

Following Event Dates:
  • February 10th, 10:00am - 11:30am - Cover Crops and Water Quality: Sarah Noggle, Jason Hartschuh, Rachel Cochran
  • February 24th, 10:00an - 11:30am - Best Management Practices for Water Quality
  • March 3rd, 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Lake Erie Water Quality Litigation Update: Peggy Hall
  • April 14th, 10:00pm - 11:30am - Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin