Return of "The Blob"

April showers are bringing forth rubbery yellowish-green or bluish-black blobs of the cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune (Nc). The ballooning blobs are the hydrated form of this ancient organism. Most of the time, it looks like a black, crusty substance devoid of life.
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Joe Boggs
Wild Parsnip: Look But Don’t Touch boggs.47@osu.edu Tue, 04/04/2023 - 14:50
Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa L., family Apiaceae (= Umbelliferae)) plants are now large enough to be readily identified in southwest Ohio. Parsnips have been cultivated as a root crop in Europe for centuries. However, wild parsnip is a cultivated plant that’s returned to its dark side.
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Joe Boggs

Poison Hemlock is No Joke

Poison hemlock is currently in the growth stages in southern Ohio that are susceptible to early-season management options. Seeds have germinated and last season's rosettes are beginning to "bolt."  Eliminating these plants now can significantly reduce infestations.
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Joe Boggs

Reminder - Tick Update, Part of Emerald Ash Borer University, March 23 at 11 am

Dr. MCDermott has been an annual presenter at EAB University for his informative and timely updates on ticks, which can have an adverse impact on many facets of outdoor activities for animals and humans. Join us live for this webinar on March 23 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time by registering at EAB Network - http://emeraldashborer.info/EABU
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Amy Stone