Amy Stone

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR)
Ohio State University Extension - Lucas County

Amy at Magyar GardenAmy is an Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR) Educator with Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County.  She began working with Extension in 1992, and has been in her current position since May 2000. 

Amy has earned degrees from Owens Community College and the University of Toledo.  Her specialization has been invasive species and began with a local infestation of the gypsy moth in the county in the mid-nineties.  In 2003, Amy collected and submitted the first known infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Ohio.  Amy worked on EAB for nearly ten years on USDA project dollars from APHIS and the Forest Service.  Work with Purdue University and Michigan State University on Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) continues to date.   As Ohio faces numerous invasive species threats, Amy is part of an Extension team to address those threats through outreach and education efforts. 

Amy and her family live on her husband’s grandparent’s farm in southeastern Michigan where they had a forty acre truck farm and sold produce at the Detroit’s Eastern Market.  While their garden is only about 2 acres, it is enough to keep the family busy with their jobs away from the home.  

OSU Extension at Toledo Botanical Garden (Horticulture Office)
5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615

Articles Authored

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USDA APHIS Releases New Box Tree Moth Quarantine and Compliance Information
Growing Degree Day Summary, January - April 2024
Turfgrass Team Times, 04.26.24
Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs Emerge in Southern Ohio
Box Tree Moth (BTM) Update #1
Scouting for Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs
Friday's Escape to the Forest - If It Bugs Bugs, It Bugs Birds!
Learn More About the Great Lakes Basin Forest Health Collaborative (GLB FHC)
Turfgrass Team Times, 04.12.2024
Ohio Forest Pests: Field Guide Is Now Online
ODA Issues Quarantine in Southwest Ohio for Invasive Box Tree Moth
Growing Degree Days (GDD) and Plant Phenology, March 2024 Summary
March Ohio Fruit News (OFN)
Box Tree Moth Presentation as part of Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU), Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am
Turfgrass Team Times, 03.29.2024
Turf Team Times, 03.15.2024
Growing Degree Days (GDD) and Plant Phenology, Summary February 2024
March Virtual Book Club - What A Plant Knows
Growing Degree Days (GDD) and Plant Phenology, January 2024 Summary
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB)
Winter Virtual Book Clubs For Gardeners, Nature Lovers and Those With a Passion for Plants
Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference - Wednesday, March 6, 2024
New FactSheet - It's a Bird, It's a Plant, It's a Moth: The Sphinx Moths of Ohio
Turfgrass Team Times, 11.20.2023
Living With Wildlife: Raptors, Snakes & Canids - Oh My!
USDA Updates the Plant Hardiness Zone Map in 2023
SLF Update - Ohio's Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expanded and More
Friday's Escape to the Forest - How Does Ohio Get So Many Invasives - December 1, 2023, 10 am - 12 pm
Turfgrass Team Times (TTT), 10.20.2023
Turfgrass Team Times, 10.06.2023