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  1. New stink bug factsheet for soybean growers

    Jul 18, 2013

    Entomologists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are developing a new fact sheet to provide soybean growers updated information on a stinky pest that has the potential to become a significant problem for Ohio growers.

  2. Oilseed Crops on Mellinger Farm

    Jul 18, 2013

    Oilseed crops such as flax and camelina are growing and blooming again at the Mellinger Farm in Wooster, thanks to an Ohio State University research project that seeks to evaluate their many uses, including as animal feed and biofuel, and their potential to help diversify Ohio farms and boost their sustainability.

  3. Mary Gardiner Awarded $900,000 NSF Grant to Study Vacant Lot Biodiversity, Management in Cleveland

    Jul 8, 2013

    WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologist Mary Gardiner has received a coveted grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement an unprecedented study of vacant land in the city of Cleveland.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 


  6. 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. 

  7. 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.