2020 Ohio Vegetable Trials

The Ohio State University is conducting vegetable trials with home gardeners. We want your opinion as to what grows well in Ohio and what Ohioans prefer (including the taste). There will be two sets of trials this year; spring trials and summer trials. Each will have five vegetables to choose from. You may choose how many of these that you would like to try in your garden. For each vegetable there will be two varieties to test side-by-side. Each vegetable trial will cost $3 and will include enough seed to grow a 10 foot row of each variety, growing instructions with garden layout...

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Carri Jagger

Spring is In Sight

Spring is just around the corner and I'm sure everyone is eager to get into the garden. A couple of things you can be working on to prepare your garden for spring are soil sampling and seed starting.
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Carri Jagger

A Super Time to Scout for Bagworm! (Cone in the middle)

With the Big (football) Game approaching this week, we have a Big opportunity to look for some potential Big problems with our evergreens. When a tree just doesn’t ‘look right’ from a distance, you can begin to assume that something isn’t right with the tree. Winter is a great time to make some of those observations. Bagworm may be the reason.
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Thomas deHaas

How To Keep Your Poinsettia Looking Its Best

Poinsettias are considered by many one of America’s favorite holiday plants. Whether you prefer the traditional red, white, pink, or any of the marbled and speckled varieties now available, you want to make sure you select a healthy plant and take steps to properly care for it so it thrives over the holidays and hopefully even longer.
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Amy Stone
Pam Bennett

Is It A Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

Everyone has probably struggled with plant identification at some point in their life. While some of us may still be learning - it can be on ongoing process, others may have mastered the skills involved in identifying plants in the landscape, woodlots or streetscapes.
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Amy Stone
Curtis E. Young

Scouting for Scale at Solstice

Winter Solstice, the first day of winter seems like an unusual time to be outside looking for insects. However, it is an excellent time to scout for both Soft Scale and Armored Scale. With the leaves off trees and shrubs, it is easy to find plants with signs of scale damage and scale.
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Thomas deHaas

See You at the 2019 Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course

The 2019 Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course is just 4 weeks away. The Short Course will be held on December 3, 4 and 5 at the Columbus Convention Center in collaboration with the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show. Participants will need register through OTF and can attend educational sessions at both the Short Course and the OTF Conference. It is like two programs in one! 
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Amy Stone