This is the 26th 2015 edition of the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL). BYGL is developed from a Tuesday morning conference call of Extension Educators, Specialists, and other contributors in Ohio.

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In This Issue:
1.  PLANTS OF THE WEEK:  Annual (Ornamental Peppers); Perennial (Little Bluestem); Woody (Osage Orange); Vegetable (Spaghetti Squash); and Weed (Oriental Bittersweet).
2.  HORT SHORTS:  Using The CWEPPDC Is A Good Investment; A Walk On The Wildside:  To Feed Or Not To Feed (The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Eastern Bluebird); and Protecting Trees From Deer Rubs.
3.  BUGBYTES:  Grasshoppers Abound; and Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs On The Move
4.  DISEASE DIGEST:  Bacterial Scorch On Oaks.
5.  INDUSTRY INSIGHTS:  Don’t Move Firewood – It Still Bugs Me!  
7.  COMING ATTRACTIONS:  Septic Systems Program; NW Ohio Woodland Owners Workshop; The OSU Green Industry Short Course, The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Tradeshow, and Trees on Tap. 
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Authors for 2015:  Amanda Bennett, Pam Bennett, Joe Boggs, Jim Chatfield, Julie Crook, Erik Draper, Gary Gao, Denise Johnson, Jacqueline Kowalski, Ashley Kulhanek, Cindy Meyer,  Amy Stone, Nancy Taylor, Marne Titchenell, Danae Wolfe, and Curtis Young.
Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine provides timely information about Ohio growing conditions, pest, disease, and cultural problems. Updated weekly between April and October, this information is useful for those who are managing a commercial nursery, garden center, or landscape business or someone who just wants to keep their yard looking good all summer.