What’s Eatin’ Sedum?

Brightly colored flea beetles feeding on stonecrop (family Crassulaceae) in southwest Ohio were first reported in the BYGL in 2011. The leaf and stem damage caused by both the adults and larvae was so severe on Orpine (Hylotelephium telephium (synonym Sedum telephium)) ‘Autumn Joy’ it was difficult to identify the plants as sedum.
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Joe Boggs

Peonies Have Measles... What The Heck??

I was outside strolling through the Drapescape enjoying the colors and scents of flowers, when suddenly, I noticed there appeared to be spots on the leaves of the peonies.  I just had to take a closer look, of course, being the plant diagnostic devotee that I am!   The symptoms were so classic and marvelous that I had to take a few moments to just admire them!  This disease is called a plethora of names, like peony blotch, red spot, stem spot, leaf blotch disease and finally, peony measles!  The causal fungus, Graphiopsis chlorocephala, was formerly known as ...

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Erik Draper
Joe Boggs

Tribble Troubles?

On October 1, 2020, I posted a BYGL Alert titled, “Are Oaks Raining Tribbles?”  The Alert focused on small, fuzzy, tan to reddish-brown to deep-red leaf galls detaching from oaks in Ohio, primarily in the northern part of the state.
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Joe Boggs

Ambush Bugs: A Pollinator Peril

I posted a BYGL Alert earlier today about dramatic insect pollinator activity on Late-Flowering Thoroughwort (Eupatorium serotinum, family Asteraceae). I didn’t mention in the Alert that lurking within the flower clusters were numerous Jagged Ambush Bugs (Phymata spp., family Reduviidae) intent on snagging a few plant pollinators.
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Joe Boggs

Turfgrass Times, 09.09.2022

Be sure to check out this week's Turfgrass Times created by the OSU Turfgrass Team. This recording is a little bit different than the normal update as it includes the timely updates followed by a live portion with industry professionals.
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Amy Stone
Spotted Lanternfy - If You Detect It, Collect It! dehaas.2 Fri, 09/09/2022 - 09:11
We are hearing some mixed messages when it comes to the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), and want to provide some clarification from the Ohio perspective.  The SLF has been in the news, and definitely making its presence known on social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. One thing we are seeing more and more is the message of squishing, squashing, stomping, and smashing this invasive insect.
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Jennifer Andon
Amy Stone
Thomas deHaas