Observations on Phenology

Amy Stone (OSU Extension, Lucas County) posted an informative BYGL Alert earlier this season on Growing Degree Days (GDDs) [click this hotlink: https://bygl.osu.edu/node/1448 ]. She highlighted and described our Ohio State Phenology Calendar that was developed by Dan Herms (Davey Tree) and during his time with us at OSU [click this hotlink: https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/default.asp ].
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Joe Boggs

April 2020 is our FIRST Ohio Native Plant Month and the 50 Anniversary of Earth Day!

On July 18, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 59 into law designating the month of April as Ohio Native Plant Month.  This legislation makes Ohio one of the first states in the country to have an entire month dedicated to our native plants!

 

The COVID-19 virus has canceled all group activities across Ohio, though there are still things you can do to participate in Ohio Native Plant Month. These activities for you and your families to share during these difficult times can be found at the following...

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Julie Crook

Ticked off by Ticks, Part 2

Tick Awareness is important.  In part 1, we covered the tick reports received that week: American Dog Tick and Deer Tick.  Today, we will dive deeper into other the other medically important tick, the Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum).  While I haven't received a report of them yet this year, don't count them out.

 

LONE STAR TICK

 

The Lone Star Tick, as other ticks, is a blood-feeding, parasitic, 8-legged arthropod.  Lone Star Tick gets its name from the...

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Ashley Kulhanek

Name That Pathogen

There are many human and plant diseases. Do you know what kinds of pathogens cause a few of the more well-known infectious disease. Here are your human and plant disease quizzes for today.
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Jim Chatfield