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Water Quality Wednesday Winter Programming Set
Ohio Ag Connection - 11/24/2021

Join the Ohio State University's Water Quality Extension Associates for a webinar series discussing topics related to water quality, ranging from Phosphorus and agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to watershed planning and technology. Webinars will run from December to March and will be recorded for later viewing. All live WQW webinars will offer Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits, and relevant topics will provide Certified Livestock Manager credits.

The first webinar in the series, titled "How can we manage Phosphorus to protect our water?" will be Dec. 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Speakers Dr. Libby Dayton, Research Scientist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at OSU, and Dr. Chris Winslow, Director of Ohio Sea Grant, will discuss trends of soil test Phosphorus, erosion, and Phosphorus effects' on Lake Erie and the recent algal blooms it has experienced. Time for a Question-and-Answer session will be allotted at the end of the program for participants to engage with the speakers. To register for one or more sessions, visit http://go.osu.edu/wqw. Both CCA continuing education credits and CLM credits will be offered at the end of the live webinar on Dec. 8. For questions, email cochran.474@osu.edu or call 567-344-5016.

Future Water Quality Wednesday webinar dates and topics are:

Jan. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Step into town hall, then step into your field: From watershed planning to field-level implementation"

Speakers include Paige Petersen and Matthew Romanko, OSU Extension Water Quality Associates. This webinar will discuss the watershed planning process, how this can inform field-scale decision-making, and how you can influence and benefit from local efforts.

Feb. 2, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Best Management Practice Deep Dive: Conservation Drainage"

This webinar will take an in-depth look at several conservation drainage Best Management Practices (BMPs) currently in use on local farms

Feb. 16, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Best Management Practice Deep Dive: Nitrogen Efficiency and Loss Prevention"

Speakers include OSU's own Steve Culman, John Fulton, and Greg LaBarge. This webinar will feature a discussion of efficient applications of Nitrogen and capturing excess Nitrogen in the field.

March 23, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Emerging Technology in Water Quality"

This webinar will take a look into existing and potential water quality projects utilizing drones, GIS, and much more.


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