Personal Protective Equipment Shortages for Pesticide Applicators rose.155 Tue, 04/14/2020 - 16:44
This spring pesticide applicators are likely to encounter a new challenge getting the personal protective equipment (PPE) required to make their pesticide applications. The emergency needs that first responders and medical care providers have for PPE in the COVID-19 battle have led to shortages of all types of PPE, even for types not typically worn by medical personnel. By the time that PPE become more readily available, it will likely be too late for many spring (or even summer) pesticide applications. What to do?
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Mary Ann Rose

The OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic Will Reopen April 15, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020 the Ohio State University (OSU) C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic, located in Reynoldsburg, will reopen on a part-time basis.  The Clinic will be accepting plant samples for disease diagnosis via package deliver only (USPS, UPS, etc.). No face-to-face drop off of samples can be accepted at this time.
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Joy Pierzynski, PhD
Amy Stone
Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Update: A FREE Zoom Webinar boggs.47@osu.edu Mon, 04/13/2020 - 19:25
March Madness was canceled, but OSU Extension has stepped up with "Agriculture and Natural Resource (ANR) Madness." These are a series of online educational events you can tap into and enjoy – free of charge - in the privacy of your own home. There's no need to distance yourself from educational opportunities as you social distance.
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Joe Boggs
Observations on Phenology boggs.47@osu.edu Mon, 04/13/2020 - 16:04
Amy Stone (OSU Extension, Lucas County) posted an informative BYGL Alert earlier this season on Growing Degree Days (GDDs) [click this hotlink: https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1448 ]. She highlighted and described our Ohio State Phenology Calendar that was developed by Dan Herms (Davey Tree) and during his time with us at OSU [click this hotlink: https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/default.asp ].
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Joe Boggs
A Sand County Almanac Book Review by Kendall GIlmore chatfield.1@osu.edu Mon, 04/13/2020 - 14:50
The conservation classic, "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold is reviewed by OSU student Kendall Gilmore
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Jim Chatfield
Plant Profile: Magnolia campbellii chatfield.1@osu.edu Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:31
Magnolia campbellii is a wonderful large magnolia for more moderate climates and a common magnolia used for hybridizing with other magnolias.
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Jim Chatfield
Stephen D Fang
BYGL MailBag: April 10, 2020 chatfield.1@osu.edu Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:59
This BYGL MailBag relates some of BYGL Readers responses to recent BYGL-alerts, from magnolias, to two-leaves toothwort, from Agrilus beetles to Korean azaleas.
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Jim Chatfield
Joe Boggs
April 2020 is our FIRST Ohio Native Plant Month and the 50 Anniversary of Earth Day! crook.46 Thu, 04/09/2020 - 17:25

On July 18, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 59 into law designating the month of April as Ohio Native Plant Month.  This legislation makes Ohio one of the first states in the country to have an entire month dedicated to our native plants!

 

The COVID-19 virus has canceled all group activities across Ohio, though there are still things you can do to participate in Ohio Native Plant Month. These activities for you and your families to share during these difficult times can be found at the following...

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Julie Crook
Crackling Boxwoods! From The X-Files? boggs.47@osu.edu Thu, 04/09/2020 - 17:14
I posted a BYGL Alert on Boxwood Leafminer (Monarthropalpus flavus) back in March noting that heavy oviposition observed last season presaged heavy leaf damage this spring. However, I neglected to report a possible odd side effect: heavily infested boxwoods going snap, crackle, pop.
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Joe Boggs