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Tree Diagnostics Workshop stone.91 Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:13
Registration is now open for the 2019 Tree Diagnostic Workshop on the OSU campus in Mansfield, Ohio on Friday, August 2, 2019. This full day workshop offers SAFCFE, ISA and ODA credits. 
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Amy Stone
Fascinating Woodland Fungi Workshop stone.91 Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:55
Registration is now open for the Fascinating Woodland Fungi Workshop to be held on Friday, October 11, 2019. This workshop sold-out last year!
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Amy Stone
Seasons Don't Fear The Reaper: Sycamore Resurgence chatfield.1 Tue, 06/11/2019 - 07:39
Sycamores look bad, for now, I much of Ohio, but soon shall resurge with a new set of leaves.
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Jim Chatfield
Downy Leafspot on Hickory and Walnut boggs.47 Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:16
Downy leafspot on hickory (Carya spp.) and walnut (Juglans spp.) is produced by the fungus Pseudomicrostroma juglandis (syn. Microstroma juglandis). The connection to walnut is clearly evident by the fungal pathogen's specific epithet. However, I most often see this disease on hickory growing in deep woods.
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Joe Boggs
More Oddball Leaf Structures: the Hydrangea Leaftier boggs.47 Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:51
Fern-balls aren't the only oddball leaf structures appearing in Ohio landscapes and forests. The odd looking "leaf-purse" handiwork of caterpillars of the hydrangea leaftier moth (Family Tortricidae; Olethreutes ferriferana) may be found on wild and cultivated hydrangeas.
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Joe Boggs
Oddball Fern-Balls boggs.47 Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:14
I received an e-mail message a couple of weeks ago with images showing the tips of ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) fronds rolled into tight ball-like structures. One of the images showed a "fern-ball" opened to reveal a translucent caterpillar.
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Joe Boggs
Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Treatments Scheduled to Begin Next Week stone.91 Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:26

This is a press release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, distributed on June 5, 2019.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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Turfgrass Times, 06.07.2019 stone.91 Sat, 06/08/2019 - 09:11
Here is your link to the weekly video update from the OSU Turfgrass Team. Updates are from Dr. David Shetlar, aka The Bug Doc; Dr. David Gardner; Dr. Ed Nangle; Dr. Pamela Sherratt; Joe Rimelspach; Dr. Karl Dannenberger; and Dr. Zane Raudenbush.
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Amy Stone
Basswood Lace Bug on Silver Linden: Harbingers of the Lace Bug Season boggs.47 Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:07
I've long admired silver linden with its dark green leaves accentuated by silver undersides. This tough tree is able to handle many of the urban slings and arrows that send less hardy trees to wood chippers. However, this eastern European native seems to be having a growing challenge with our native basswood lace bugs.
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Joe Boggs
Be Alert for Scarlet Oak Sawfly boggs.47 Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:25
First generation scarlet oak sawfly larvae are beginning to skeletonize oak leaves in southwest Ohio. Despite this sawfly's common name, larvae may be found feeding on a wide range of oaks including pin, black, red, and white oaks as well as its namesake oak.
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Joe Boggs