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Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference

September 13, 2018 – This conference will highlight current scientific knowledge about algal blooms, their causes, and best management practices to prevent them

The conference has been approved as professional development for 5.25 contact hours by the Ohio EPA.


The 3rd annual Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference will highlight current scientific knowledge including: lessons learned from other systems, environmental and economic balance in agriculture, and moving towards solutions. Presenters will come from regional agencies and institutions, with an expected audience largely from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty. Specific topics will include:

  • highlights from recent modeling studies
  • the latest edge-of-field results
  • rates and rationale for adoption of management practices
  • monitoring and tracking nutrient inputs within the watershed


Registration
 

Conference registration rates:
Attendee Registration: $40
Student Registration: $10

Expected audience includes academic researchers, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community interested in the latest algal bloom science and technology. Members of the academic research community, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community are especially encouraged to attend.


Agenda and Speakers

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Jay Martin, The Ohio State University

Global to Lake Erie: Lessons Learned From Their System

Plenary 1: Global and National Nutrient Issues and Management
Dr. Peter Kleinman, United States Department of Agriculture

Nutrient issues and management in Wisconsin
Steve Galarneau, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Tracking Nutrients Across Ohio Watersheds
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Maumee Watershed: Practices Approaching Targets
Dr. Margaret Kalcic, The Ohio State University

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Jay Martin, The Ohio State University

Lunch
Agricultural Panel

The panel will have an opportunity to answer questions from the audience. Questions should be submitted throughout the morning to the registration table. Please note, some question may not be answered due to time or other constraints.

Break
Agriculture: Environmental and Economic Balance

Plenary II: Edge of Field Monitoring
Kevin King, The Ohio State University

Economic Implications of Conservation Practices
*topic identified, pending speaker confirmation

Tracking Manure Management of Confined Operations in the Maumee Watershed
Jeffrey Kast, The Ohio State University

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Moving Toward Solutions: Unknowns and Ongoing

Plenary III: Updates of projects across Western Lake Erie Basin
Dr. Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Expanding the Manure Application Window by Application to Growing Crops
Glen Arnold, The Ohio State University

Selection and Comparison of Conservation Practices: BMP Handbook
Greg LaBarge, The Ohio State University

Transforming Drainage Project
*topic identified, pending speaker confirmation

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Kristen Fussell, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Poster Session

The session will highlight the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI) and other projects

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