OK to prune OAKS. Now’s the time to schedule!
Attention Green Industry Professionals - Register for the OTF Conference & Show and OSU Green Industry Short Course Next Week!
Buying a Live Christmas Tree this year! What to do before I put it in the stand?
Turfgrass Team Times, 11.10.2022
Feeling a Little Parched, Anyone?
If your part of the state is anything like Fairfield County (southeast of Columbus), it has been quite some time since your last good soaker. In fact, in Lancaster, Ohio, where Fairfield County OSU Extension is headquartered, we haven’t had a single shower measuring greater than 0.2” since October 13th! It’s hard to walk outside without kicking up a bit of dust.
How long has it been since you’ve had rain? One good tool you can use to figure this out is a database called the ...
Seven-Son-Flower is Still STUNNING!
Seven-son-flower or Heptacodium miconioides (HM) can be a large, rangy, irregular appearing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub, but it can also be trained into a delightful, single-trunked tree. HM typically grows 15-25 feet in height at maturity with a 10' spread. As stems and trunks mature, the light brown to tan bark begins to peel off and shed in long strips creating plant interest, especially in the winter. This incredible plant is in the Caprifoliaceae or honeysuckle family and its name is derived from the flowers it bears; specifically, Hepta...
Box Tree Moth Identified In 'The State Up North', Information Shared From Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
Christmas! Trees! Too Early?? Not if you are a grower! Or an Early shopper!
Seeing is Believing: Ohio State University Extension Embarks on a Spotted Lanternfly Study Tour
Like many other states in the Midwest, Ohio is preparing for imminent infestations of Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). This invasive planthopper, first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, poses a threat to the fruit production and plant growth of valuable specialty crops, most notably grapevines. Though infestations have already been confirmed in several counties throughout Ohio, history tells us that additional infestations will continue to appear and grow. Many eastern states have already been contending with this nuisance for the past few years and possess...