2021 Woodland, Water and Wildlife (WWW) Conference Opens Registration

The Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife (WWW) Conference has been a long standing tradition for natural resource professionals. We have been in Mansfield, Ohio the first Wednesday in March for as long as we can remember. In fact, last year, this was one of the last in person conferences before we went virtual! This conference, that had been a one day conference with three concurrent educational tracks, is going virtual. Each track - Woodlands, Water and Wildlife - will have its own day. Monday, March 1 will be the Woodland topics; Tuesday, March 2 will be the Water topics; and Wednesday, March...
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Amy Stone
Marne Titchenell
Kathy Smith

Word of the Week

We have all heard of a new year's resolution. Sometimes the resolution is related to an improvement in the area of health and wellness, sometimes it is a goal that we want to achieve, and sometimes it is something brand new - something that we have not done before. Well, we are going to try something new each week in the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL).
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Amy Stone

Emerald Ash Borer Update for the New Year

Kicking off the new year with an update on a not so new invasive species, the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB). 

 

EAB was first detected in summer of 2002 in Michigan, near Detroit, and in winter of 2003 in Ohio, outside of Toledo. It has since spread through the buckeye state and has made its home in 36 states. As indicated on the map, some states have felt the wrath of EAB from north to south and east to west, while some have what we would call 'isolated infestations' - at least for now. 

 

While the EAB map that is updated on a...

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Amy Stone

Invasive Buckthorns

Common buckthorn (European buckthorn), Rhamnus cathartica, and Glossy buckthorn, Frangula alnus (previously named Rhamnus frangula), are large shrubs or small trees (10-25’ in height) that are non-native invasive species. Both can form dense thickets displacing native tree and shrub species. Common buckthorn prefers drier sites while glossy buckthorn favors wetter habits including river and stream banks and pond edges. Plants of both species can establish themselves in fence rows, open fields, roadsides, open woods, and woodland edges. Common buckthorn is the alternate host for crown rust of...
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Ann Chanon

OSU Green Industry Short Course and Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference Goes Virtual Next Week

Once again, the OSU Green Industry Short Course and the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference are partnering up to bring you two outstanding educational events combined into one program. This year the program is - yes you guessed it - going virtual.

 

You can join us for this historic virtual event that offers over 60 hours of education!  The on-demand sessions are available now if you want to begin learning today!  Credits will be offered for many of the live sessions being...

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Amy Stone