Organic Winter Webinars

Nov. 12, 2020

Ohio State will host a series of organic webinars on Wednesdays this winter, 11-11:45 a.m. The series will provide opportunities for Ohio’s organic community and those who work with them, to learn about Ohio State resources and to provide feedback, experience, and ideas for new research and program directions. Farmers considering organic certification or seeking ways to lower their farm inputs will also benefit from the presentations.

  • All sessions begin at 11 a.m and will last 45 minutes.We recommend joining via zoom so that you can see speaker materials, but phone connections are also possible. 
  • You can sign up to receive email reminders for one or more sessions.
  • See additional OSU Extension winter programming at https://agnr.osu.edu/programming
  • Sessions will be recorded and posted on YouTube, but we enourage you to attend live to be part of the discussion.

 

Apologies to those who had trouble accessing our presentation this past Wednesday. Below is a recording of the session. 

January 20, 2021

Manure Analysis: How Much Nitrogen Can You Get from Manure? – Glen Arnold 
Considerations for different types of manure, and how to interpret and apply manure analysis results. 

 

For full video recording, click on the picture above which links to our YouTube recording.
For audio only, click here. (Will play in your system's audio or music player)

Additional archived presentations are listed at the end of the upcoming list (or click here). 

Upcoming Presentations

January 27, 2021

Irrigation Basics – Larry Brown
Basic considerations about when and how to use irrigation and what questions should go into your decision-making process. 

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February 3, 2021

Cultural Control Strategies for Nightmare Weeds – Doug Doohan
Some weeds are more adaptive and destructive than others. Dr. Doohan will discuss cultural strategies for combatting nightmare weeds, including ragweed and creeping perennials.

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The OEFFA Conference is February 10-15. More information at https://conference.oeffa.org/.

 


February 17, 2021

Considerations for Organic High Tunnel Production – Matt Kleinhenz
There are many questions when starting or considering high tunnel production. Dr. Kleinhenz will discuss general considerations as well as those specific to organic production.

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February 24, 2021

2/24/2021  Organic Dairy Herd Health Management – Caroline Brock and Jessica Pempek.
How do organic dairy farmers feel about vaccines and antimicrobial products? What factors and strategies are critical to organic herd health management? A qualitative study of Ohio organic dairy farmers focused on these questions and more. Find out what they found out.

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March 3, 2021 

Tips for Using/Attracting Beneficial Insects – Mary Gardiner
When it comes to insects, it’s important to know your enemies and your allies. Get to know some of Ohio’s predatory insects and what you can do to encourage their presence on your property. 

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March 17, 2021

Management Practices That Impact Soil Health and Organic Matter - Christine Sprunger

Soil health is at the heart of most organic farming. Ohio State soil researchers compared a huge volume of soil health test results and collected details on management practices to go with it. See what the data told us about which practices might really be moving the needle on soil health and organic matter.

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March 24, 2021

Grazing Topic with Christine Gelley 

Details forthcoming.


March 30, 2021

Organic Grains Transition Workshop

Considering certified organic grain production? Then save the date for this day-long workshop. OEFFA transition specialist Julia Barton will discuss the certification process. Participants will also hear from several Ohio organic grain farmers and vendors who serve the organic industry. We hope to have the program in person at the Putnam County Extension Office in Ottawa.

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March 31, 2021

Remediation of post-industrial urban soils by organic management - Larry Phelan

The loss of manufacturing in a number of U.S. cities, particularly in the Rust Belt, along with the 2008 housing crash, has led to population loss and abandonment of a large number of properties and land area. Unfortunately, what did not leave was the legacy of soil contamination and degradation caused by this industrial past. This project documents the impact of this history on chemical, physical, and biological dimensions of soil health in Cleveland’s vacant lots and investigates the changes associated with conversion of industrially damaged soils to urban organic farming.

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April 7, 2021

Organic Weed Control for the home or small plot – Cathy Herms
There’s no magic cure for weeds, but there are biological principles that can guide your approach to weed management and help you avoid chemical solutions.

 

Archived Presentations

https://youtu.be/aeakxcQHfxQDecember 2, 2020

Trends and Highlights of Ohio Farmers: Organic Sector Implications – Doug Jackson-Smith, Shoshana Inwood, Andrea Rissing
The 2020 Ohio Farm poll examined changes in Ohio’s farm activities and composition. Find out what the study says about the organic grower community, including recent changes and future challenges and opportunities. Read more. 

Did you miss this presentation or want to watch it again? You can view it here: https://youtu.be/aeakxcQHfxQ


https://youtu.be/Ss1zF0PVqQwJanuary 6, 2021 

Cover Crops Suitable for Organic Production - Rachel Cochran, Amanda Douridas, Jason Hartschuh, Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension
Find out about tools and current trials to help evaluate cover crops appropriate for an organic setting. We'd also like to hear from participants about their experience with cover crops, mixes that have worked well, cultural problems or questions that need to be researched, and other field observations. 

Did you miss this presentation or want to watch it again? You can view it here: https://youtu.be/Ss1zF0PVqQw


Januaorganic transition QAry 13, 2021

Transition Q&A - Julia Barton, OEFFA 
Are you considering organic transition or just curious to know what all is involved? Julia Barton from OEFFA will share answers to the most frequently asked questions from growers. We’ll leave plenty of time to add your own questions as well.

Did you miss this presentation or want to watch it again? You can view it here: https://youtu.be/w5om7JAWqEc