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Ohio State University Extension Experts to Discuss Algae and Water Quality Issues

November 6, 2012

NEWARK, Ohio – Farmers, producers, consumers and others interested in learning more about the growing issue of algae in Ohio waters can participate in a discussion of the issue by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the U. S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 8.

An in-depth look at algae in Ohio waters and why there is so much of it will be among the topics discussed during the program”], said Ted Wiseman, an OSU Extension educator.

“Phosphorous continues to be an issue statewide,” he said. “Although algae haven’t been a large problem this year because of the drought, the issue is still one that needs to be examined.”

Wiseman will join Greg LaBarge, an OSU Extension educator and one of the leaders of the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team, to talk about water quality issues during the meeting.

The presentation, “Make Your Land Work for You -- Tell Us What You Need and We’ll Tell You How,” is from 6 to 8 p.m. at 771 E. Main St., Suite 101, in Newark. The event is free and open to the public. 

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting include:

  • How to make your land more productive: A conservation expert will offer advice on how to improve soil and offset some costs related to improving land productivity.
  • How USDA supports Ohio agriculture through conservation efforts.
  • An update on legislative issues in Washington, D.C., in terms of agriculture and conservation.
Tracy Turner
Ted Wiseman