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  1. Insect's Sweet Tooth Troublesome for Fruit Growers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/insects-sweet-tooth-troublesome-fruit-growers

    multicolored Asian lady beetle out of their homes, now Ohio fruit growers must contend with another one of the ... documented large numbers of Asian lady beetles feeding on peaches, grapes and apples, but whether the damage ... "Then we started finding large numbers of lady beetles aggregating on damaged and undamaged fruit and ...

  2. Pre-Fermentation Practices

    https://ohiograpeweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/wine-making/pre-fermentation-practices

    Acid Management in Must and Wine- slideshow Acid Reduction Techniques in Must and Wine- factsheet ...

  3. Stewart's Wilt Risk Low for Ohio's Corn

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-risk-low-ohios-corn

    carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State ... to have a low to moderate threat. The flea beetle index is calculated as the sum of the average ... Stewart's disease. "Beetles survive in the soil and emerge when soil temperatures warm to about 65 ...

  4. Soybean Defoliators Make Way for Pod Feeders

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-defoliators-make-way-pod-feeders

    bean leaf beetle is the most problematic of the pod feeders. The insect, heading into its third ... numbers over the next several weeks. Adult bean leaf beetles not only chew on the leaves and stems, but ... reductions in quality. "If growers have noticed a lot of bean leaf beetles throughout the season from ...

  5. Low Risk of Stewart's Disease on Corn Predicted

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/low-risk-stewarts-disease-corn-predicted

    carried and spread by adult flea beetles.   Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State ... beetle index is calculated as the sum of the average temperatures of December, January and February. ... flea beetle survive during mild winters than during cold winters. Because of a relatively cold January, ...

  6. Soybean Germplasm Lines Show Resistance to Insect Defoliation

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-germplasm-lines-show-resistance-insect-defoliation

    defoliation against bean leaf beetle and western corn rootworm, insects that have been known to cause severe ... beetle and the western corn rootworm was significantly reduced in the germplasm lines compared to ... insect metabolisms. The resistant lines, however, did not reduce bean leaf beetle or western corn ...

  7. Stewart's Wilt Predicted Low Risk

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-predicted-low-risk

    upon weather conditions and the mortality rate of the flea beetle — an insect that is a vector of the ... "We say this because the mortality rate of the flea beetle is high where the flea beetle index is 90 ... tracked to determine the risk level of the disease. Researchers recorded a flea beetle index of 91 in ...

  8. Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs- USDA

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/stop-brown-marmorated-stink-bugs-usda

    invading homes for warmth, BMSB naturally overwinters in tree bark crevices, meaning that it has high ...

  9. What are the best ways to burn (or not) a forest?

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/what-are-the-best-ways-burn-or-not-forest

    Jack pines, which are common in parts of the northern Great Lakes, need fire to thrive. So does ... jack pine stands in a handful of locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario-- and nowhere else on ...

  10. OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-expert-warm-winter-may-bring-early-insects-effect-field-crops-depends-more-weather

    leaf beetle, which damages soybeans, the corn flea beetle, which targets corn, and the alfalfa weevil ... a greater potential for injury exists.”   However, corn flea beetles in particular, and their ability to ... Hammond said. In fact, more corn flea beetles are expected this year, significantly increasing the ...

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