Calico Scale Poo-Drip

Calico scale (Eulecanium cerasorum) is notorious for raining large quantities of sweet sticky honeydew onto the leaves and stems of its host tree as well as onto understory plants, sidewalks, parked cars, slow-moving gardeners, etc. Indeed, my glasses became speckled with tiny honeydew droplets while taking pictures for this Alert.
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Joe Boggs

Soil Mining Bees: All Buzz, No Sting

Soil “mining bees” have been on the wing in southern and central Ohio for a few weeks but their activity has been rising and falling with our roller coaster temperatures. Still, we’re receiving reports of homeowners, school administrators, park managers, and others feeling besieged and opting to consider taking drastic, ill-advised measures.
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Joe Boggs

Lesser Celandine: Greater Problem

Lesser Celandine is known as a "spring ephemeral" owing to the time of year when short-lived plants and flowers are present. The majority of this weed's hide-and-seek life cycle is spent hidden from view as underground tubers. Bright yellow buttercup flowers are now revealing infestations in southern Ohio.
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Joe Boggs

Turfgrass Times, 04.15.2022

Here is the second edition of this year's OSU's Turf Team Times. Contributors this week include:  Dr. David Gardner (OSU, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS), Professor - Turfgrass Science); Dr. Ed Nangle (OSU, Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Assistant Professor, Interim Program Coordinator - Turfgrass Management; Program Coordinator - Equipment Manager Certificate); Dr. Dominic Petrella (OSU, ATI, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator - Turfgrass Management); Dr. Pam Sherratt (OSU, HCS, Turfgrass Specialist); Dr. Karl Danneberger (OSU, HCS, Professor - Turfgrass...
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Amy Stone