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  1. Heat Alert – Farm Workers at Increased Risk this Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-23/heat-alert-%E2%80%93-farm-workers-increased-risk-summer

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-892222  Heat Stress Infographic from NIOSH: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/infographic.html ...

  2. News tips and events for the week of Oct. 28

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/news-tips-and-events-for-the-week-oct-28

    Tip 1: Halloween beetles haunting houses:  In Ohio it’s the season for “Halloween beetles ... ”—aka multicolored Asian lady beetles, which are typically pumpkin-orange with black spots—to swarm and sometimes get ... Participants will learn tips on identifying trees based on their bark, buds, twigs, nuts, and shape; will ...

  3. Some Thoughts on Slugs

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2017-33/some-thoughts-slugs

    maintain a balance with each other.  Ground beetles in particular are effective slug predators.  Other ... practices which protect ground beetles have also been shown to help keep slugs down, for example avoiding ... Studies have shown that these insecticides harm beetle populations without harming the slugs and slug ...

  4. Overwintering of Pathogens and Insects- What do Winter Temperatures Tell Us About Next Season?

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-03/overwintering-pathogens-and-insects-what-do-winter-temperatures

    Stewart’s bacterial wilt.  This disease is transmitted to corn by corn flea beetle which survives in greater ... exception is Mexican bean beetle, an occasional pest of soybean (especially in central Ohio).  Warm winter ...

  5. Managing Motivation as a Student in the Time of COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/managing-motivation-student-in-the-time-covid-19

    reproductive interference in native lady beetle decline. Leo has more than 15 years of experience delivering ...

  6. Ohio State Forestry Students to Hold Christmas Tree Sale Nov. 29-Dec. 2

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-forestry-students-hold-christmas-tree-sale-nov-29-dec-2

    The trees are fresh cut Ohio-grown Fraser firs, Scotch pines, white pines and blue spruces in heights ...

  7. Beware of falling ash trees

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/beware-falling-ash-trees

    the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle originally from Asia, has since killed off swaths of trees ... Ohio was an ash. The ash borer beetle lays its eggs on an ash tree, and when the eggs hatch, the larvae ... tunnel inward to feed on a ring of the tree, just beneath the bark. As the larvae grow, they etch deeper ...

  8. Two New Soil Fertility Factsheets Now Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-22/two-new-soil-fertility-factsheets-now-available

    Two new factsheets summarizing key components of the work to update the Tri-State Fertilizer ... with every bushel of corn, soybean and wheat harvested? This factsheet reports new numbers and shows ... factsheet provides simple, standardized conversions that allow users to convert back and forth from these ...

  9. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-08/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    https://wayne.osu.edu/sites/wayne/files/imce/COVID-19%20Farm%20Employees%20FAQ%27s%20English.pdf Disinfection in On-Farm Biosecurity Procedures: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-8 Cleaning ... https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html Biosecurity Fundamentals for Extension Personnel: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-5 ...

  10. Insect Concerns for Late Planting

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/insect-concerns-late-planting

    armyworms and cereal leaf beetle.  Armyworms are difficult to predict, although the trap data from the ... planted this week.  Adult cereal leaf beetles have just started to be seen, so we would expect larvae to ... small, black larvae that look like “bird droppings.”  More information on cereal leaf beetles and ...

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