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Why Trees Matter Forum; October 18 chatfield.1 Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:56

Trees matter in many ways; just ask the Ents. Their beauty and grace is wondrous, they are proven healers for hospital patients, their social importance as historical references is well-known, from Johnny Appleseed to the Signal Tree in Summit County, and their environmental services, well…

 

  Check out treebenefits.com and itreetools.org for itemization of the economic benefits of the environmental services of trees: Storm water remediation, energy savings, air quality improvement, carbon effects, property values.

 

  With that in mind, in past years we...

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Jim Chatfield
Product or Active Ingredient - Could There Be Confusion? stone.91 Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:57

 

Earlier this week, Pamela Sherratt, Turfgrass Specialist in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University alerted Extension to the potential of some questions coming into the Extension offices about a product, Roundup for Lawns from clientele across the state.    

 

A walk through the aisles of the pest management area of a garden center this spring may cause some consumers to take a second look. While Roundup has been around for a long time, Roundup for Lawns is a new product that has recently hit the shelves. The same name and...

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Amy Stone
Updated EAB Detection Map stone.91 Sun, 04/02/2017 - 22:04

Each month, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) updates and distributes an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) Detection Map. While EAB is "old news" to many in the buckeye state, it is interesting to continue to watch the progression of this invasive species in North America. In February 2003, EAB was confirmed for the first time in Ohio in Lucas County in NW Ohio, approximately seven months after the initial detection and identification in Michigan the summer before. Fast forward 14+ years later...

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The 2017 Southwest Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts Green Industry Professional Training Series boggs.47 Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:38
This is the 21st year for the OSU Extension, Diagnostic Walk-Abouts in Southwest Ohio! Opening day for the series is April 10 at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.
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Joe Boggs
Emerald Ash Borer University - Spring 2017 stone.91 Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:51

Are you looking to get your emerald ash borer (EAB) updates?  Pesticides?  Parasitoids?  Why not learn more about EAB and other invasives from the comfortable of your own office or home?  Tomorrow, February 21 is the official kick-off to the "2017 spring semester." 

 

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am EST, Dr. Cliff Sadof with Purdue University will be providing an update on Chemical Control of EAB:  What Works, What Doesn't Work, and Why.  This session is the first of a series of presentations that include information on hemlock woolly...

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Amy Stone
2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference Highlights crook.46 Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:56
Register now! Thursday, February 2, 2017 Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Julie Crook
2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference crook.46 Fri, 12/30/2016 - 13:29
Thursday, February 2, 2017 Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH  45246
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Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Conferences Scheduled stone.91 Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:42
The Ohio State University's Pesticide Safety Education Program will be offering four Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences across Ohio during the winter of 2017.
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Revised Worker Protection Standard Workshops Offered in 2017 stone.91 Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:13

 

Is your business compliant with revised worker protection standards?  The Federal Worker Protection Standards (WPS) protects agricultural workers and pesticide handlers by reducing their risk from pesticide exposure.  WPS was revised in 2015, and phased-in compliance begins January 2, 2017. 

 

These FREE workshop will provide employers and managers what they need to bring their WPS Program in compliance with the new requirements, including changes in training, restrictions during applications, personal protective equipment, decontamination...

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Amy Stone