Coneflower Conundrums: Spiky Hairdos, Freaky Flowers, and Dangling Heads

Coneflowers are showing symptoms of three problems: tufted growth from the coneflower rosette mite; distorted flowers and growth from ash yellows; and dangling flower heads from the sunflower headclipping weevil. With the exception of ash yellows, none of these problems represent a serious threat to coneflowers.
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Joe Boggs

What to Look for with Box Tree (Boxwood) Moth

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced this past week that Box Tree Moth (BTM) (Cydalima perspectalis, family Crambidae) had been confirmed in Hamilton and Clermont counties in southwest Ohio. The location is near where the two counties meet Warren and Butler counties. It’s the first time this non-native boxwood (Buxus spp.) defoliator has been found in Ohio.
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Joe Boggs
Ashley Kulhanek
Amy Stone
Turfgrass Team Times, 06.30.2023 stone.91@osu.edu Sat, 07/01/2023 - 08:53
Here are the links to this week's OSU Turfgrass Team Times. A great 'snap-shot' of what is happening in our lawns, sport fields, and on the golf course. This is an excellent seasonal update to keep Ohioans up on their turfgrass and all of the happenings.
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Amy Stone

Box Tree (Boxwood) Moth Confirmed in Southwest Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced that the Box Tree Moth (BTM) (Cydalima perspectalis (family Crambidae) has been confirmed in southwest Ohio near the borders of Hamilton and Clermont Counties. This is the first time this non-native pest of boxwoods (Buxus spp.) has been confirmed in Ohio.
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Joe Boggs
Amy Stone
Ashley Kulhanek