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  1. Sports Turf Managers Fighting Bugs by Going Green

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/sports-turf-managers-fighting-bugs-going-green

    green. That's why Dave Shetlar, Ohio State University Extension, will present “Cost Effective and ... Columbus. "There's concern about exposure to pesticides," said Shetlar, also known as the ... meet those expectations." In his talk, Shetlar will offer details to grounds staff, coaches, ...

  2. Viburnum Chewer Makes Its Way Into Ohio

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/viburnum-chewer-makes-its-way-ohio

    hungry for the popular woody ornamentals. The viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, was recently ... sighting of the pest in U.S. territory occurred in 1996 in New York state. Since then, the beetle has ... viburnum leaf beetle is a very damaging, invasive pest," said Dan Herms, an entomologist with Ohio ...

  3. Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Speak on Bees and Pesticides

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/media-advisory-ohio-state-experts-available-speak-bees-and-pesticides

    Dave Shetlar,  a professor in the Department of Entomology based in Columbus, described a less-toxic ...  Shetlar specializes in pests of turfgrass and landscape plants. Johnson, Ellsworth and Shetlar have ...

  4. Ohio Christmas Tree Association honors Dave Shetlar

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/ohio-christmas-tree-association-honors-dave-shetlar

    We’re pleased to inform you that Dave Shetlar, Entomology, has been elected to the Hall of Fame of ...

  5. Researchers Investigate Nursery Stock Bark Splitting

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/researchers-investigate-nursery-stock-bark-splitting

    January 3, 2006 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nursery tree stock throughout Ohio is suffering from bark ... felt that bark splitting was something that was easy to diagnose. But what is happening here is ... unusual." Bark splitting, or cracking, occurs on thin-barked trees and most commonly on the southwest side ...

  6. 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 ...

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

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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