This is the 7th 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.
In This Issue:
1. PLANTS OF THE WEEK: Annual (Snapdragon); Perennial (Wild Blue Lupine); Woody (White Fringe Tree); Vegetable (Rhubarb); and Weed (Cressleaf Groundsel).
2. HORT SHORTS: Massive Maple Massacre?; Poisoned Poison Hemlock; Wood Ash in the Garden?; A Plant Gall Trilogy; A Walk on the Wildside: Ssssssnakes Alive! and A Walk on the Wildside: Coyotes, Dens, and Pups.
3. BUGBYTES: Let the Galling Begin (Maple Bladder Galls, Elm Pouch Galls, Succulant Oak Galls, and Gnarled Oak Galls); Holey Oak Leaves! (Spiny Oak Sawfly and Oak Shothole Leafminer); Ailanthus Wonders (Ailanthus Webworm); Spittle in the Pine Needles (Pine Spittlebug); and Windshield Wipes (Oak Leaf Roller Caterpillar, Basswood Lace Bugs, Hawthorn Leafminer Damage, and Basswood Leafminer).
4. DISEASE DIGEST: A Case Study: Bacterial Fire Blight and the Disease Triangle.
5. TURF TIPS: Annual Bluegrass Troubles.
6. INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: We Need You! (Tracking Invasives) and Calico Scale Observations.
7. WEATHERWATCH: Weather Update and Growing Degree Days (GDD).
8. COMING ATTRACTIONS: Pond School; Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz & Good Garden Bugs Workshop; A Gardener's Guide to Climate Change; and The OSU Green Industry Short Course, The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, and Trees on Tap Programs.
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