Drought Stress on Turf is Underway email@example.com Mon, 06/05/2023 - 06:40
Tyler Carr, Ph.D., Turfgrass Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, recently shared some important information about turfgrass and drought stress. The inforamtion includes what you can do, and what's ahead.
We held our OSU Buckeye Environmental Horticulture Team strategic planning meeting this week at Mohican Lodge and Conference Center. A hike in Mohican State Forest revealed that Yellow Poplar Weevils (Odontopus calceatus, family Curculionidae) are producing noticeable damage on their namesake host in that part of the state.
Dave Bienemann, Municipal Arborist/Utility Forester, City of Hamilton, alerted me to two pests appearing on river birch (Betula nigra) in southwest Ohio. Dusky Birch Sawfly (Croesus latitarsus) larvae are munching on the leaves while Spiny Witchhazel Aphids (Hamamelistes spinosus) are producing raised ribs or "corrugations" on the upper leaf surface.