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  1. Options for Controlling Alfalfa Weevil in Organic Fields

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/options-controlling-alfalfa-weevil-organic-fields

    scouting and management advice, available here, and we also have a factsheet with more detailed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Be Alert to Late-Season Potential Forage Toxicities

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-alert-late-season-potential-forage-toxicities

    a Texas Cooperative Extension Factsheet, “Animals consuming forages with nigh nitrate levels cannot ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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