Redheads Roll

This is the third BYGL Alert! this season that focuses on Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea). This Alert is in response to the numerous e-mail reports I've received of spectacularly large silk nests occurring in southwest Ohio. They are most likely the work of the red-headed fall webworm biotype.
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Joe Boggs

Check Trees for ALB

August is the height of summer, and it is also the best time to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as it starts to emerge from trees. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking the public to take five minutes to step outside and report any signs of this invasive pest. Checking trees for the beetle will help residents protect their own trees and better direct USDA’s efforts to eradicate this beetle from the United States.
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Amy Stone

The Bagworm Season is in the Bag

The vast majority of Common Bagworm caterpillars in southwest Ohio have initiated their annual "tie-off" in preparation for pupation. Bags are tightly closed and tied with silk to a twig or other anchorage point. Likewise, male bagworms in the northwest part of the state have tied-off; however, some female caterpillars are continuing to feed.
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Joe Boggs
Curtis E. Young

Sustainable Landscape Workshop: September 3

Come one and all to the Sustainable Landscaping Workshop on September 3 at the Secrest Arboretum of the Ohio State University Wooster campus. Plant selection and matching to the site is the beginning and the key to landscaping success, followed by proper installation and maintenance. Come for a day of interaction, walking and talking.
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Jim Chatfield
Ann Chanon