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  1. Congratulations, Phoo Pye Zone!

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/news/congratulations-phoo-pye-zone

    and factsheets. Congratulations, Phoo! ...

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

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-emerald-ash-borer-updated-february-2007

    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Forest Products Industry: Learn about EAB Quarantines, How to Stay in Business April 23 in Holmes Co.

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/forest-products-industry-learn-about-eab-quarantines-how-stay-business-april-23-holmes

    die within three to five years. The pest belongs to a group of metallic wood-boring beetles. Adults ... beneath the bark of ash trees, and when they emerge as adults, leave D-shaped exit holes in the bark about ...

  5. A Mulch That Gives Nearly A Year's Worth of Weed Control

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/mulch-gives-nearly-years-worth-weed-control

    would be a big deal to the industry." Case and Mathers analyzed Douglas fir and pine nugget mulches ... that herbicide-treated Douglas fir bark nuggets were extremely effective for weed control, regardless ... of whether oxyfluorfen (Goal), oryzalin (Surflan) or isoxaben (Gallery) were applied to the bark ...

  6. Ohio State University Recruits Citizens to Count Lady Beetles

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-university-recruits-citizens-count-lady-beetles

    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 ...

  7. Ribes Trials to Evalute Resistance and Immunity to White Pine Blister Rust

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ribes-trials-evalute-resistance-and-immunity-white-pine-blister-rust

    Ribes varieties must be resistant to white pine blister rust, a devastating disease of white pine trees ... selections we chose are either labeled as showing immunity or show high resistance to the white pine blister ... for white pine blister rust based on the local growing conditions in Ohio. That means if they are ...

  8. Corn Rootworm Populations Decreasing in Ohio

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/corn-rootworm-populations-decreasing-ohio

    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 ...

  9. OARDC Announces 2008 Grad Student Poster Winners

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-announces-2008-grad-student-poster-winners-1

    "Insect-host Phenological Synchrony: Foliar Terpenes and Free Amino Acids in Relation to European Pine Sawfly ... Beetle"; Parwinder Grewal, advisor. Judged by a panel of OARDC scientists, the competition recognizes ...

  10. A Formula For Higher Pest Resistance in Ornamental Trees

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/formula-higher-pest-resistance-ornamental-trees

    conducted by Herms and Ohio State plant pathologist Enrico Bonello on red pines reveals that fertilization ... stresses. In their experiments, fertilized red pines inoculated with S. sapinea showed larger cankers than ... non-fertilized trees that were also exposed to the pathogen. In addition, fertilized pines had higher nitrogen ...

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