USDA APHIS Releases New Box Tree Moth Quarantine and Compliance Information

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a Federal Order yesterday providing new information on the expansion of quarantines for the Box Tree Moth (BTM) (Cydalima perspectalis, family Crambidae). The Order also noted that conditions for interstate movement of regulated articles have been established.
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Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip: TOO LATE! boggs.47@osu.edu Thu, 05/23/2024 - 16:01
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) have reached developmental stages that place these weeds outside of effective management options in southwest Ohio. Wild parsnip is producing seeds while poison hemlock is in full bloom meaning seeds can still develop on plants that are cut or sprayed with an herbicide.
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Major Miner Bees

I recently came across one of the largest colonies of soil mining bees I’ve ever seen in Ohio. The image below shows the extent of the collection of these important plant pollinators found in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (SGCA).
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