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Susan Jones trained her termites to be Buckeyes.
Hops are “a growing interest among growers in the area,” said Mary Gardiner, an assistant professor in OARDC’s entomology department. While growing them is relatively easy — once a trellis is established — they’re not cheap. It’s estimated that an acre of hops would cost $10,000 for setup.
Dr. Reed Johnson visits the OSU Apiary with Joe Camoriano to discuss the importance of honey bees.
“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.