“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...
Denise Ellsworth, Program Director for honey bee and native bee education, discusses ways gardeners can help pollinators in this short video.
Imagine the Hocking Hills area without any hemlock trees, northeast Ohio without any sugar maples, and Ohio without any buckeyes.
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.
Citizen Science in Ohio
A thirty minute video about how to identify and enhance natural enemies. The video also includes strategies for habitat management.