News

  1. On-line Tick Course now available

    Jun 21, 2013

    Tick populations are on the rise in Ohio and with them comes the risk of contracting illnesses such as Lyme disease. To help Ohioans learn more about ticks and how to keep people and pets safe, Ohio State University Extension has developed an online course that teaches about tick biology, tick identification and tick-borne diseases.

  2. Asiatic Garden Beetle Could be Cause for Concern for Northern Ohio Corn

    Jun 17, 2013

    Northern Ohio corn growers who’ve experienced unexplained stand loss for the past couple of years may have fields that are infested with Asiatic garden beetle grubs. The grubs are a relatively new pest to Ohio field crops and have the potential to cause significant economic losses for growers, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. 

     

  3. Ohio State Entomologists on the Hunt for Lady Beetles in Ohio

    Jun 17, 2013

    Ohio State University entomologists are trying to determine how many “homegrown” lady beetles are in Ohio compared to the number of exotic lady beetles in the Buckeye state and are asking Ohio farmers, gardeners and homeowners for assistance. 

  4. Scientists Find Chemical that Causes 'Kidney' Failure in Mosquitoes

    Jun 17, 2013

    An Ohio State University researcher and his collaborators have discovered a chemical that causes "kidney" failure in mosquitoes, which may pave the way to the development of new insecticides to fight deadly mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

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