Trapping for Spotted Lanternfly on Kelleys Island and South Bass Island! Why?

Infestations of Spotted Lanternfly in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Jefferson Counties have been Scouted and Treated for Spotted Lanternfly. This invasive insect has been hitchhiking on trains coming from Pennsylvania. So why trap on an island in the middle of Lake Erie? One word…..Campers.
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Thomas deHaas

Annual Cicadas are Here. What About Their Killers?

During this week’s Tuesday morning BYGL Zoom Inservice, Curtis Young (OSU Extension, Van Wirt County) reported that he heard the first Annual Cicadas (family Cicadidae) this season singing in northwest Ohio over the 4th of July Weekend.  Likewise, I heard my first cicadas in the southwest part of the state this past Friday.

 

Annual cicadas share several behavioral traits with their periodical cicada (Magicicada spp.) cousins.  The nymphs of both types of cicadas develop...

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Sweet Magnolias in NEOhio... Blooming!

Most individuals associate magnolias blooming with early Spring but those are not magnolias that are currently in bloom.  The magnolias blooming which are capturing the attention of NEOhio plant lovers are the lesser noticed Magnolia virginiana commonly called Sweetbay, Laurel or Swamp Magnolia.  Sweetbay Magnolia (SBM) is an excellent native tree that is not nearly as well-known or used as often in landscapes as other magnolias.  The native range of SBM extends mostly along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains beginning at Long Island and heading south all the...

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Erik Draper

Scouting and Spraying for Spotted Lanternfly in late June 2022

Multiple partners from Ohio Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture-Division of Forestry, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Metroparks, and USDA – APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) assemble to scout for Spotted Lanternfly in potentially infested areas in and around Cleveland – Cuyahoga County including Mill Creek Metropark, Paramelt, and St Joseph Cemetery. Additionally, and area in Amherst located in Lorain County was inspected and sprayed.
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Thomas deHaas

Japanese Beetles are Becoming Evident

Reports of noticeable numbers of Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) were on the rise last week in Ohio. Thus far, population distribution is highly localized. This population pattern has been typical for Japanese beetles in Ohio for many years. A short drive can take you from a location with high numbers to another location with virtually no beetles.
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Joe Boggs