Turfgrass Times, 04.01.2022

Here is the first 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); and Dr. David Shetlar (OSU, Department of Entomology,...
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Amy Stone

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses found in Amherst, Ohio in Winter of 2022.

Egg masses of Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, on Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, were discovered by an arborist during the week of February 14. Ohio Department of Agriculture inspected the trees the week of February 21st. A formal announcement was made by ODA in early March 2022. So, what can YOU do? Scout!
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Thomas deHaas

Mulch Madness!

The vast majority of the trees and shrubs used in Ohio landscapes evolved in ecosystems with soils topped by an organic layer. Think forest and grassland soils. Aged hardwood bark mulch serves as a stand-in for leaf litter found beneath trees in forests. However, if a little is good, more is not better.
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Joe Boggs