Seeing Spots in Ohio

Last week, Jonathon Shields with the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) reporting seeing the first spotted lanternfly adult in Ohio this year. The observation was made in Cincinnati, Ohio in an already identified infestation in southwest Ohio.

 

Spotted Lanternfly Adult Photo Credit: Amy Stone, OSU Extension - Lucas...
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Amy Stone
Turfgrass Team Times, 07.21.2023 stone.91@osu.edu Tue, 07/25/2023 - 05:34
The most recent edition of the Turf Team Times (TTT) is finally out - we have added Spotify to the bandwidth! Broadleaf weeds, water and other issues are covered!
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Amy Stone

A Complex Story: Disappearing Tomato Leaves, a Tiny Wasp, and a Virus.

At some point along the gardening learning curve, most backyard vegetable gardeners will confront a head-scratching tomato conundrum. Leaves are eaten and green fruit is nibbled high up on the plants. Tiny, black droppings litter the leaves and ground. A thorough search of the plants yields no culprits. Tiny flying rabbits?
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Joe Boggs
Turfgrass Team Times, 07.14.2023 stone.91@osu.edu Sat, 07/15/2023 - 19:52
Grubs, summer patch, post emergence crabgrass control and pheromone traps all included in this week's OSU Turfgrass Team Times!
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Amy Stone
Weird Galls on Willow boggs.47@osu.edu Fri, 07/14/2023 - 16:00
Willow Pinecone Galls, with their faux seed scales, bear a striking resemblance to pine cones, particularly when the galls darken during the winter. The galls are induced by the so-called Willow Pinecone Gall Midge, Rabdophaga strobiloides (family Cecidomyiidae), to house, nourish, and protect a single fly larva (maggot) located deep within the gall.
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Joe Boggs
Ohio Green Industry Association Hosts Walk-about at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. dehaas.2 Thu, 07/13/2023 - 15:31
One of the best ways to learn about insect and disease problems that effect plants is a hands-on approach. OGIA Hosted one of 5 remaining Walkabouts for Industry Professionals.
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Thomas deHaas
Cedar Point Thrills! Not just Roller Coasters. dehaas.2 Thu, 07/13/2023 - 15:00
Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio has earned the title ‘The Roller Coast.’ But there is just as much thrill in the grounds as in the rides.
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Thomas deHaas