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  1. Christmas Trees Offer Many Environmental Benefits — And You Can Put a Dollar Sign Next to Them

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/christmas-trees-offer-many-environmental-benefits-%E2%80%94-and-you-can-put-dollar-sign-next

    up." A blue spruce with a 2-inch-diameter trunk growing on a Christmas tree farm in, say, Doylestown in ... runoff and reduction of atmospheric carbon by 20 pounds. Meanwhile, a Scotch pine at that same location ... blue spruce planted in Columbus in front of a single-family home, for example, will provide $12 every ...

  2. Ohio State Scientist: EPA's Alert on Imprelis is Warranted

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-scientist-epas-alert-imprelis-warranted

    including to Norway spruce and white pine, after Imprelis was used. On Aug. 11, the EPA issued an order to ...

  3. Ohio State University Recruits Citizens to Count Lady Beetles

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    June 23, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio – The lady beetle, with its shiny, round red body and black spots, is ... lady beetle populations are rapidly declining throughout the Midwest, and an Ohio State University ... Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz, Mary Gardiner is collecting data about native and introduced lady beetles. With ...

  4. Use Glyphosate Properly to Protect Woody Plants

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/use-glyphosate-properly-protect-woody-plants

    improperly or in too high of a dosage is causing a phenomenon known as split bark-- where, through the ... tree's uptake, the chemical is deteriorating the bark structure and destroying the winter hardiness of ... industry from bark cracking is conservatively estimated at $6.6 million a year. That's roughly 2.5 ...

  5. Asiatic Garden Beetle Causing Damage to Ohio Corn

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/asiatic-garden-beetle-causing-damage-ohio-corn

    finding Asiatic garden beetle grubs that have caused some stand losses, said Ron Hammond, who also has an ... be much more damaging to crops than most other grubs, he said. “The Asiatic garden beetle is a new ... considered very aggressive in its feeding habits.” The Asiatic garden beetle was introduced to the U.S. in ...

  6. Ohio State Experts on Emerald Ash Borer (Updated February 2007)

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    Conducts research on resistance of different species of ash to EAB and insecticides. —David Shetlar, OSU ... Extension entomologist, (614) 292-3762 or shetlar.1@osu.edu: Member of the Ohio Emerald Ash Borer Task ...

  7. OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-expert-warm-winter-brings-severe-threat-corn-flea-beetle-and-increased-potential

    fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is ... Insects such as the corn flea beetle, which targets corn through the spread of the bacterium that causes ... Development Center. Adult beetles that overwinter become active in the spring when the soil temperature ...

  8. Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/near-record-warm-winter-increases-insect-and-pest-threat-crop-growers-spring

    this spring for black cutworm, slugs, bean leaf beetles, rootworms and other invasive insects as the ... the corn flea beetle, which targets corn through the spread of the bacterium that causes ... Development Center. Black cutworms could also be a bigger problem this year, as could slugs, bean leaf beetles ...

  9. Corn Rootworm Populations Decreasing in Ohio

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    January 8, 2002 COLUMBUS, Ohio- Populations of western corn rootworm beetles in Ohio soybean ... soybean fields have been decreasing every year since the surveys began in 1998. With these beetles, yield ... loss may occur when trap catches are at two beetles per trap per day or higher. Extension personnel ...

  10. Wild Ohio- Feeding Backyard Birds In Winter

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    birds. Create your own homemade pine cone and suet cake feeders or edible wildlife art by following these ... http://vimeo.com/19522771 Wild Ohio Backyards for Wildlife: Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders http://vimeo.com/35236332 Wild ...

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