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  1. Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip are Bolting and Blooming

    https://greene.osu.edu/news/poison-hemlock-and-wild-parsnip-are-bolting-and-blooming

    common name; wild parsnip just sounds like a vegetable gone wild; which it is! To Mow, or Not to Mow The ... peopl e.  However, mechanical control through mowing, weed trimming, or hand-pulling is problematic.  ... trimmers producing phytophotodermatitis on exposed arms and legs of equipment operators. Still, mowing ...

  2. The Book Shelf

    https://jefferson.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/publications

    Controlling Diseases and Insects in Home Fruit Plantings (Free PDF | $5.00 hardcopy- in stock) Managing Pests ... Sweet Corn-Pest Identification and Management (Free PDF) Identifying Diseases of Vegetables ($13.00 ...

  3. Preserve Forage Quality with Baleage

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/preserve-forage-quality-baleage

    grasses, legumes, or small grains. The forage is mowed like you would for dry hay, but curing time is less ... fermentation can occur and create a risk for disease. Diseases that can occur from spoiled baleage include ... breathing. The tongue may also droop from the mouth. Listeriosis is another disease of the nervous system ...

  4. Corn Smut

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/corn-smut

    filled with spores.  As terrible as this disease looks, especially when on the ears, I was surprised to ... pose a threat to livestock as other fungi are known to do. This disease mainly affects sweetcorn ... disease’s defining characteristic, and are actually the remaining portions of the corn vasculature. The ...

  5. Crop Scouting Update

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/crop-scouting-update

    As the growing season moves along so do the potential pests and diseases of our various crops. ... disease pressure which allows for more efficient and tailored control options. Agronomic Crops In hay ... identified by long brown lesions on the leaves. This fungal disease poses the most risk during wet years and ...

  6. Japanese Beetles- Little Beetles with Big Appetites

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/japanese-beetles-little-beetles-big-appetites

    form of Japanese beetles are known for the damage they cause by feeding on the roots of turf grasses, ... damage to the plant, and increasing the risk of fungal diseases. Their emergence during mid-summer can ...

  7. Warm Weather Means Warm Season Grasses

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/warm-weather-means-warm-season-grasses

    sudex can be chopped for silage or mowed and baled for haylage. When mowing, use a mower-conditioner, if ...

  8. (Backyard) Bird is the Word- Raise Your Own Little Chicks

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-word-raise-your-own-little-chicks

    from a hatchery, you can opt to have your chicks vaccinated against coccidiosis and Marek’s disease. An ... safeguard them against disease. When your chicks arrive home, they will need a few items to set them up for ...

  9. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Or My Cows!

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/shoo-fly-dont-bother-me-or-my-cows

    gnats can cause a plethora of problems on the farm, including the spread of disease and causing undue ... cause, but also because they have been documented to carry anaplasmosis, a blood disease that destroys ... red blood cells, and tularemia, a disease affecting lymph nodes and lungs. The last fly to discuss is ...

  10. Lunch & Learn: Update on a New Invasive Insect- Spotted Lanternfly

    https://jefferson.osu.edu/events/lunch-learn-update-new-invasive-insect-spotted-lanternfly

    How can eastern Ohio prepare for spotted lanternfly? What role can county officials, township trustees, and businesses play in controlling this new invasive species? What management strategies are available once this insect is found? These questions and m ...

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