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 - Lucas County (main office)
One Government Center, Suite 550, Toledo, Ohio 43604

OSU Extension at Toledo Botanical Garden (horticulture satellite office)
5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615

Articles Authored

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Turfgrass Team Times, 06.17.2023
Turfgrass Times, 05.27.2022
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, May 2022
Turfgrass Times, 05.18.2022
Extra Eyes Needed to Look For Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) During the Upcoming Season
Biggest Week in American Birding
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, April 2022
Turfgrass Times, 04.29.2022
Turfgrass Times, 04.15.2022
Herbaceous Plant of the Week - Stinking Helleborus (Helleborus foetidus)
Woody Plant Of The Week - Winter Hazel (Corylopsis spicata)
Not A Typical Horticultural Update, But An Important One - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, March 2022
Sick Spruce? It might be Rhizosphaera Needle Cast
Turfgrass Times, 04.01.2022
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, February 2022
New FactSheet - Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways
Virtual Educational Opportunities Through Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU)
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, Janaury 2022
OSU Green Industry Short Course, Formally the OSU Nursery Short Course, To Be Held in December
Emerald Ash Borer University Kicks-Off Fall Season of Invasive Species Topics
ODA Issues Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly
Turfgrass Times, 10.28.2021
Fungi of the Field and Woods: Do You Really Know Who They Are? - Friday, October 15, 2021
Turfgrass Times, 09.24.2021
Turfgrass Times, 09.17.2021
Spotted Lanternfly infestation found in Ohio at 3 different locations. What can you do? SCOUT!
ODA Confirms Spotted Lanternfly in Cuyahoga County
Hort Shorts - Horticulture Highlights
Turfgrass Renovation