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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Deer Me: Where to Sleep? (for the Week of Jan. 5, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-deer-me-where-sleep-week-jan-5-2009

    trees you might know include pines, firs, spruces and hemlocks.) A usual spot is next to a trunk under ...

  8. Ohio Birds And BioDiversity- Woodpecker Boom

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/ohio-birds-and-biodiversity-woodpecker-boom

    Emerald Ash Borer and the abundant larvae that lie just under the bark of dead and dying ash trees? Read ...

  9. Tour Tomorrow (8/2): Sustainable Ways to Fight Wilt on Melons

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/tour-tomorrow-82-sustainable-ways-fight-wilt-melons

    a free tour tomorrow (8/2) featuring new, non-chemical, sustainable ways to manage cucumber beetles and ... growers rank the cucumber beetle/bacterial wilt complex as their No. 1 problem,” said Celeste Welty, an ... she noted. Cucumber beetles carry the disease and spread it when they feed on melon plants. While most ...

  10. Firewood Quarantine Still in Place in Ohio Despite Ash Borer Regulation Changes

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/firewood-quarantine-still-place-ohio-despite-ash-borer-regulation-changes

    county. However, there’s still a quarantine in place in Ohio that involves not EAB  (an exotic beetle that ... Christmas trees; logs, pulpwood, slab-wood and wood-bark chips; outdoor household articles such as ...

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