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New OSU FactSheet on Growing Onions

Did you know that the common onion (Allium cepa) is the most popular vegetable in Ohio home gardens? Onions are known to be adaptable, which helps onions to be grown in various regions and zones. Sabrina Schirtzinger, Extension Educator in Knox County, recently authored OSU FactSheet, HYG-1616, Growing Onions in the Garden. 
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Amy Stone

New OSU FactSheet on Hydrangeas

There seems to be a growing interest in hydrangeas. Along with the new or renewed interest in this genus, there are some common questions about plant selection, pruning and care. Eric Barrett, Extension Educator in Mahoning County, recently authored an OSU FactSheet HYG 1263, Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape to help gardeners understand this group of plants in the genus Hydrangea. 
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Amy Stone

The Twisted Story of Rose Rosette Disease

I came across several multiflora roses while walking in a county park last Friday that were being hammered by Rose Rosette Disease (RRD). It was a reminder that this non-native invasive rose serves as a significant source of the rose rosette virus that is responsible for producing Rose Rosette Disease (RRD), as well as the eriophyid mite that is responsible for spreading the virus.
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Joe Boggs
Jim Chatfield

Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) at the Ohio State Fair

Earlier this week, a team from OSU Extension judged Christmas trees at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. All the trees were grown in Ohio. Trees were judged on shape, fullness, color and overall appearance. Trees needed to be between 6 and 8 feet tall, have a handle between 6 and 12 inches, and have a correct range of taper based on the species.
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Amy Stone