Growing Degree Day (GDD) Summary, March 2022

Here is your Growing Degree Day (GDD) summary ending March 31, 2022. While the calendar says it is spring, our actual outdoor experiences made have said otherwise. We have enjoyed some spring-like temperatures, but on the flip slide, snow flakes have been flying in the not so distant past. Hopefully now that it is officially April things will change - who are we kidding, it is Ohio. Stay tuned for these year-to-date summaries each month in 2022.
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Amy Stone

Sick Spruce? It might be Rhizosphaera Needle Cast

Earlier this week, Rachel Capouya, Research Assistant and Interim Director of OSU's Plant and Pest and Diagnostic Clinic (PPDC) presented a program on rhizosphaera needle cast, the clinic, and how to properly submit samples to the clinic for diagnostics. 

 

The session was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the link: https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/m6JD6EJurKIzDhAaA_8XkF7IR4VaV6aVsA8VYOFBSzljtgvdrdnjLgD1M9zLqg2T.xDa-0quGmqMKxF6p

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Amy Stone

Turfgrass Times, 04.01.2022

Here is the first edition of this year's OSU's Turf Team Times. Contributors this week include:  Dr. David Gardner (OSU, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS), Professor - Turfgrass Science); Dr. Ed Nangle (OSU, Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Assistant Professor, Interim Program Coordinator - Turfgrass Management; Program Coordinator - Equipment Manager Certificate); Dr. Dominic Petrella (OSU, ATI, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator - Turfgrass Management); Dr. Pam Sherratt (OSU, HCS, Turfgrass Specialist); and Dr. David Shetlar (OSU, Department of Entomology,...
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Amy Stone

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses found in Amherst, Ohio in Winter of 2022.

Egg masses of Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, on Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, were discovered by an arborist during the week of February 14. Ohio Department of Agriculture inspected the trees the week of February 21st. A formal announcement was made by ODA in early March 2022. So, what can YOU do? Scout!
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Thomas deHaas