What is Your Growing Degree Day (GDD) Number?

So what is your GDD - or growing degree day? Before you reach for a piece a paper, a pencil and a calculator to figure out what your number is, check out the OSU's Growing Degree Day website. This website does the 'math' or the calculations to determine your GDD for you. All you need is an Ohio zipcode. The website uses weather stations across Ohio to determine what the accumulations, and provides visitors their GDD and where they are in a biological calendar of certain plant blooms and insect activity. 
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Amy Stone

Word of the Week - Oomycetes

Earlier this week, I was participating on a Virtual Zoom presentation for Master Gardener Volunteers in Lucas County. This year's interns were treated to a Plant Pathology presentation by OSU's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic's Program Director, Joy Pierzynski, Ph.D. While there were a lot of words that Joy shared with this new group of OSU volunteers, I picked one that I just love to hear. 
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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Information

A quarantine is established to contain, or reduce the potential spread, of an identified pest. Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has expanded their spotted lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula) quarantine to include 8 new counties. Those counties include: Cambria, Cameron, Franklin, Lackawanna, Montour, Pike, Wayne and Westmoreland. This brings up the total number of PA Counties under quarantine to 34. This is just over 1/2 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. 
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Amy Stone