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  1. Fragrant Madagascan Plant Holds Promise as a Mosquito Fighter

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/fragrant-madagascan-plant-holds-promise-mosquito-fighter

    a traditional medicinal plant found only in Madagascar. Peter Piermarini and Liva Rakotondraibe said a bark ... said, showing a piece of the bark. “It has a black pepper-like scent.” Piermarini is an expert on the ... main carrier For their study, the scientists tested the mandravasarotra bark extract on Aedes aegypti, ...

  2. Ohio Cane Fruit Pruning Workshop Is March 16

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-cane-fruit-pruning-workshop-is-march-16

    the workshop, involves growing fruits in large pots in artificial growing media, such as aged pine ... bark with or without the addition of lime and other materials, said Gao. This can help with harvest ...

  3. Learn to Diagnose Problems in Your Trees, Including New Beech Disease

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/learn-diagnose-problems-in-your-trees-including-new-beech-disease

    North America’s hardwood forests. Its telltale bark is smooth and gray. Its dead autumn leaves, which ... flowering dogwoods, thousand cankers disease in walnuts, the Asian long-horned beetle and the spotted ...

  4. Threat of Corn Flea Beetle Moderate to Severe in Ohio this Spring, Slightly Higher Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/threat-corn-flea-beetle-moderate-severe-in-ohio-spring-slightly-higher-potential-for

    for corn flea beetle as the relatively mild winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause ... flea beetle, which targets corn through the spread of the bacterium that causes Stewart's ... Development Center.  Adult beetles that overwinter become active in the spring when the soil temperature ...

  5. Threat of Corn Flea Beetle, Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt Negligible in Ohio this Spring

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/threat-corn-flea-beetle-stewart%E2%80%99s-bacterial-wilt-negligible-in-ohio-spring

    that’s come from the unusually harsh season – a lessened chance for corn flea beetle infestation for Ohio ... numbers of corn flea beetle thanks to the arctic cold temperatures and conditions experienced this winter, ... Sciences. Corn flea beetle, which targets corn through the spread of the bacterium that causes ...

  6. Bugged by Bugs in Your Home This Winter? Take Steps in Spring and Summer

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/bugged-by-bugs-in-your-home-winter-take-steps-in-spring-and-summer

    Kurt Knebusch COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you spent the winter finding multicolored Asian lady beetles on ... bugs into your home, he said. Come fall, stink bugs and lady beetles could use that gap to get in. So ... and much of the United States, brown marmorated stink bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles are ...

  7. Chow Line: Spring Planting Urban Landscapes You Can Eat

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-spring-planting-urban-landscapes-you-can-eat

    Tracy Turner My neighbor said she wants to plant edible landscaping this year to spruce up her ... according to an Ohio State University Extension Factsheet. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES. And ...

  8. Insect Night event, for children of all ages

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/insect-night-event-for-children-all-ages

    ghostly moths, burying beetles and (thanks to bioluminescence) coldly glittering fireflies. Plus hopefully ...

  9. Late Planting Increases Need to Scout for Pests

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/late-planting-increases-need-scout-for-pests

    addition to cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil and black cutworm, crop growers need to be on the lookout ... for Asiatic garden beetle grubs, which are especially aggressive in their feeding habit, said Ohio ... beetle grubs that have caused stand losses in corn fields in Tuscarawas County, which is much further ...

  10. OSU Expert: Cereal Leaf Beetle Populations on the Rise; Growers Need to Scout, May Need to Spray

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/osu-expert-cereal-leaf-beetle-populations-the-rise-growers-need-scout-may-need-spray

    beetle in numbers that could cause economic losses in grain, according to an entomologist from Ohio State ... beetles in their fields along with larvae in large enough populations to potentially cause losses of up to ... now, we want to make sure that we’re not letting the cereal leaf beetle problem go above one larva per ...

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