Growing Degree Days (GDD) in Ohio stone.91 Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:41
Each Tuesday, members of the Extension Nursery Landscape and Turf (ENLT) have a virtual meeting to discuss what they are seeing in their own area and talk about those "stumpers" that they have come across in the horticulture world and get feed back from others in the group. 
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Imperial Fritillary stone.91 Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:43
The imperial fritillary or crown imperial (Fritillary imperialis) is blooming in gardens in northwest Ohio now. The plant comes in various shades of yellows, oranges and reds. The pendulous flowers are about 2" long and are found clustered at the terminal end of stout and leafless stem that towers above the leaves below. Above the flowers are a sheaf of smaller leaves that form a tuft of green as shown in the photo below.
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Leaking Trees boggs.47 Fri, 04/19/2019 - 18:35
From my perspective, one of the most rewarding things about plant problem diagnostics is not just about achieving a successful diagnosis; it's what we learn from the instructive twists and turns along the way. Arthur Ashe captured it nicely, "Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."
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Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer stone.91 Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:42
The multi-state bulletin, Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer, has recently been updated and the Third Edition is available on the emeraldashborer.info website as a PDF. 
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What's Your GDD? stone.91 Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:07

Has anyone every asked you, "what's your GDD?" While many of you may have responded "yes," or may have even thought, "I ask others all the time"; I know there are some that probably yelled out their current GDD when simply reading the title of this alert. If you are still wondering what the heck is GDD - keep on reading, you won't be disappointed and will hopefully click on the link below to find out your GDD to date. 

  

GDD stands for growing degree days. GDD are a measurement of the growth and development of plants and insects during the...

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Be Alert for Boxwood Leafminer boggs.47 Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:13
Boxwoods with yellow to brown leaves are common this spring in a number of locations in Ohio. Some of the leaf browning is due to winter injury; some was caused by salt damage. However, a close examination may also reveal the telltale blister-like leaf symptoms caused by the boxwood leafminer.
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How To Hire An Arborist stone.91 Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:08
Ohio State University Extension's Home Yard and Garden FactSheet HYG-1032 has been update and is available online. The OSU FactSheet includes tips for selecting an arborist and resources available to help find an arborist.  
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Green Tigers Prowling Forest Trails boggs.47 Wed, 04/10/2019 - 19:02
I spotted one of my favorite insect predators darting about on a forest trail yesterday: six-spotted tiger beetles. Their common name is well justified as these tiny "tigers" hunt, kill, and eat other insects. They are equipped with huge eyes for excellent eyesight, long legs for agile speed, and huge mandibles for grabbing prey.
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