Oddball Fern-Balls

During a recent BYGL Zoom Inservice, Ken Chamberlain (OSU CFAES, Photographer and Multimedia Producer) showed participants pictures he'd taken in Brown’s Lake Bog of ferns with tightly curled tips. A casual observer could possibly mistake the odd structures for emerging frond fiddleheads.
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Joe Boggs

Calico Scale Crawls

Calico scale (Eulecanium cerasorum) eggs located beneath helmet-shaped females are just about finished hatching in southwest Ohio. As soon as the 1st instar nymphs (crawlers) appear, they make their way to the undersides of leaves where they settle along leaf veins and use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to tap into the phloem vessels.
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Joe Boggs

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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Joe Boggs
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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Joe Boggs
ODA to Begin Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Treatments in Ohio stone.91@osu.edu Tue, 06/09/2020 - 09:58

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