Johnsongrass in Turfgrass

During today's BYGL Zoom Inservice, Dave Gardner (Turfgrass Science, OSU Horticulture and Crop Science) showed pictures of Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense, family Poaceae) springing up in turfgrass. The coarse bladed warm-season grass strongly resembles young corn plants and may present a weed identification challenge in turf.
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David Gardner

Early-Bird Periodical Cicadas

Periodical Cicadas (Magicicada spp.) take either 17 or 13 years to complete their development and emerge from the soil en masse as different "broods" in the spring. The only periodical cicada brood that's emerging this spring is Brood IX (Nine) in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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ODA to Begin Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Treatments in Ohio

This is a media release distributed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 8, 2020. 

 

GYPSY MOTH MATING DISRUPTION TREATMENTS TO BEGIN IN OHIO
 

Delaware, Franklin, Hardin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Union, Vinton and Washington counties to receive treatments

 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will begin...

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Amy Stone
Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip are Blooming in Southern Ohio boggs.47@osu.edu Wed, 06/03/2020 - 16:31
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) are two of our nastiest non-native weeds found in Ohio. Poison hemlock is one of the deadliest plants in North America. Wild parsnip can produce severe, painful blistering. Both are commonly found growing together.
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