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“Insects are a really valuable indicator of environmental change,” said Dr. Mary Gardiner.“If you change something different — apply a chemical or there is some kind of toxin introduced into an environment or there’s a forest fire — insects are one of the first to respond to that change.” Learn more about this urban ecology research study in the Columbus Dispatch.
Stink bugs, known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated, have now made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, said Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist. Because the problem has gotten so bad, college...
News You Can Use: Attracting Pollinators
Gardening for Pollinators
Denise Ellsworth, Program Director for honey bee and native bee education, discusses ways gardeners can help pollinators in this short video.
Program Serves to Defend Ohio from "Staggering" Assault by New Tree Pests
Saving Ohio Trees from Invasive Pests
Imagine the Hocking Hills area without any hemlock trees, northeast Ohio without any sugar maples, and Ohio without any buckeyes.
Emerging Tick-borne Diseases: Lyme Disease, the Blacklegged Tick and More
Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ohio
Dr. Glen Needham on ticks and Lyme disease.
Ohio State University Extension has released four new publications producers and consumers. The publications -- on commercial vegetable production, Midwest tree fruit spraying, commercial small fruit and grape spraying, and controlling weeds in Ohio and Indiana -- offer insight into practical issues as spring approaches and growers are getting ready for the upcoming planting season, said Celeste Welty, an OSU Extension Entomologist and an associate professor of entomology.
Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz
Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz
Citizen Science in Ohio
Identifying and Enhancing Natural Enemies in Vegetable Crops
Identifying and Enhancing Natural Enemies in Vegetable Crops
A thirty minute video about how to identify and enhance natural enemies. The video also includes strategies for habitat management.

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