Ohio State University Extension in Clark County is the host of one of 17 sites participating in these ornamental grass trials. Partnering with 12 Universities, Pam Bennett is evaluating multiple cultivars of 2 genera of ornamental grasses, Schizachyrium (little bluestem) and Panicum (switchgrass).
The eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) can be responsible for a considerable amount of damage no matter the season. In the spring rabbits feast on greening vegetation such as clover, herbs, and flowering plants, leaving plenty of time for crops to ripen (fruits, vegetables, legumes), which are preferred summer foods.
It's fall once again, a time for falling leaves, cool temperatures, pumpkins on doorsteps, Halloween costume shopping…and deer-vehicle collisions. Of all the months out of the year, October and November are on record as having the highest number of deer-vehicle accidents.
Fall is an important time in landscape maintenance. Cultural practices completed prior to the beginning of winter will ensure a healthier landscape for next spring. Many pest problems and diseases encountered this season may survive until next season on or in plant debris.
This fall appears to be a dramatic one relative to the normal inner needle yellowing and needle drop on white pine. Each fall this seasonal needle yellowing comes as surprise to many, as does the seasonal needle yellowing in springtime that is noted on American hollies and yews.
As the summer draws to an end and fall approaches, Ohio's tree squirrels are switching their focus from reproduction to winter survival. The EASTERN GREY SQUIRREL (Sciurus carolinensis), FOX SQUIRREL (Sciurus niger), RED SQUIRREL (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), and SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL (Glaucomys volans) are gathering food and putting on the pounds.
Many of us have suffered through this situation. Your pet comes trotting up to the house after an evening romp outside ready to spend a relaxing night on the sofa or perhaps on the floor at your feet. Yet this time, there is a very distinctive and very foul scent preceding your pet's arrival.
This week's BYGL call led to an interesting discussion on when to take down HUMMINGBIRD feeders at the end of the season. Should all feeders be down by the end of September so as not to discourage hummingbirds to migrate?
'Tis the season for homeowners to begin noticing that there seems to be more insects coming into the home. Many insects overwinter as adults and need to find shelter to survive through the winter. Adult insects are often drawn to the warm south/southwest side of a home and make their way into cracks between siding, shingles, doors, windows, and roof eaves. They can go undetected within wall voids, attics, and unseen parts of the home, but when the insect makes its way into the living space, homeowners take notice. Many insects find their way into the corners of homes or become active du
BYGLers had a lengthy discussion regarding their observations of red oaks (Quercus rubra) with scorch-like symptoms on the leaves. While a diagnosis was undetermined, there were plenty of "what-ifs" and the conversation lead to this article and the hopeful mining of additional information and experiences from our BYGL readers.