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20 Questions on Plant Diagnosis PLPATH-GEN-3 home, yard and garden, plant disease, plant pathology diagnosis, plant health management
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Management of Soilborne Diseases in Midwestern Vegetable Production HYG-3315 tomato, soilborne disease, anaerobic soil disinfestation, wilt, root rot
Ants In and Around the Home HYG-2064 home, yard and garden, ants in and around the home, ant control, ant pesticides, ohio ant control, ant insecticides
Aphids on Trees and Shrubs HYG-2031 aphids, trees, shrubs, plant lice, control, treatment, insecticide, pesticide, ant cows, wooly aphids, life cycle, black sooty mold.
Asian Longhorned Beetle ENT-75 trees, forests, asian longhorned beetle, how to kill longhorned beetles, holes in tree trunk, wood borer, invasive beetle, trees killed by longhorned beetles
Asian Longhorned Ticks in Ohio VME-1035 asian longhorned tick, tick, ticks, tick-vectored
Asian Tiger Mosquito ENT-87 mosquito, mosquitoes, skeeters, mozzies, wrigglers, tumblers
Attracting Pollinators to the Garden ENT-47 bees, pollinators, gardening, attracting pollinators to the garden
Bagworm and Its Control HYG-2149 home, yard and garden, trees, shrubs and groundcovers
Be Alert for Spotted Lanternfly ANR-83 slf, invasive insect, spotted lanternfly, planthopper, invasive insect pest, egg mass, tree of heaven, tree sap, tree injury, honeydew, grape vine, mold, grapes, lycorma delicatula
Bed Bugs HYG-2105 bed bug, bedbug, pests, bites
Beech Bark Disease PLPATH-TREE-09 beech tree, beech bark disease, diseased beech tree, beech scale, beech tree fungus, beech tree cankers
Best Practices for Effective and Efficient Pesticide Application FABE-532 sprayers, pesticide application, spray drift, nozzles, sprayer calibration
Billbugs in Turfgrass HYG-2502 lawn and turf, weevils, chemical control of larvae, snout beetles, turf pests, turf damage, turf fungal diseases, parasitic nematodes, resistant turf varieties, billibugs, insecticide
Bitter Rot of Apple PLPATH-FRU-20 bitter rot, apple, apple disease, rotten spots on apples, rotten apples, controlling bitter rot on apples
Black Vine Weevil (and Other Root Weevils) ENT-49
Blackberry Production Systems in Ohio ANR-0104 blackberries, blackberry, rubus, hedge row, rotatable cross arm trellis, high tunnel, primocane, floricane, nutrition
Boxelder Bugs and Leaf-footed Bugs HYG-2106 boxelder bugs, leaffooted bugs, life cycle of boxelder bugs and leaffootedbugs, controlling boxelder bugs and leaffooted bugs, boxelder and leaffooted bug insecticides
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug ENT-90 stink bug, pest, apple, peach, sweet corn, peppers, soybean
Bumble Bees and Solitary Bees & Wasps in Urban Landscapes HYG-2143 bees, pollinators, bumble bees, controlling ground-nesting bees and wasps, carpenter bees, sweat bees, leafcutting bees, digger wasps, grass carrying wasps
Bumble Bees in Ohio: Natural History and Identification of Common Species ENT-84 bumble bees, pollinators, native bees, ohio bumble bees, pollinator, common eastern bumble bee, brown-belted bumble bee, two-spotted bumble bee, golden northern bumble bee, perplexing bumble bee, half-black bumble bee, black -and-gold bumble bee, american bumble bee, lemon cuckoo bumble bee
Calibrating Boom Sprayers for Forestry Herbicide Application FABE-529 calibration, sprayers, forestry, flow rate, nozzle, nozzle type, nozzle size, boom height, spray pressure, application rate, travel speed, gallons per minute, herbicide application, spray volume, boom sprayers, hand can sprayer, backpack sprayer, calibrating sprayers
Carpenter Ants HYG-2063 yard and garden, ant, wood damage, structural pest, biting insect, carpenter ants, black ants, ant nests, ant pesticides
Carpenter Bees HYG-2074 bees, stinging insects, wood damage, pollinators, carpenter bees, carpenter bee insecticide, preventing carpenter bees
Carpet Beetles HYG-2103 carpet beetles, carpet beetle insecticide, carpet beetle prevention, controlling carpet beetles, black carpet beetle, varied carpet beetle, furniture carpet beetle, common carpet beetle
Centipedes ENT-50 predatory arthropods, centipedes, house centipedes, centipede prevention and control, centipede pesticides and insecticides
Chinch Bugs in Turfgrass HYG-2503 hairy chinch bug, common chinch bug, chinch bugs in turf grass, chinch bug turf damage, controlling chinch bugs, chinch bug insecticides
Choosing a Pest Management Company HYG-2178 pest, management, insect, rodent, bed bugs, control, pesticide, insecticide, pest problem, pest management professional
Cicada Killer Wasp ENT-63 cicada killers, cicada killer wasp, giant ohio wasps, big yellowjackets, the largest ohio wasp, largest wasps in north america
Clover Mites HYG-2095 home, yard and garden, lawn and turf
Common Insects and Associated Pests Attacking Bedding Plants and Perennials ENT-65 integrated pest management, insects and pests, bedding plants and perennials
Cottony Maple Scale and Its Management ENT-62 trees, cottony maple scale, silver and red maple disease, cottony maple scale pesticides, cottony maple scale insecticides
Diagnosing Sick Plants PLPATH-GEN-2 diagnosing plant diseases, plant disease series, plant pathogens versus insects, questions for diagnosing a sick plant
Distinguishing Emerald Ash Borer from Native Borers ENT-77 emerald ash borer, native clearwing borer, clearwing larva, common native ash borers, native roundheaded borer, eab
Drain Flies (Moth Flies) ENT-41 home, yard and garden, drain, fly, flies in the bathroom, restroom flies, sewer flies, insecticides, pesticides
Earwigs HYG-2068 flowers, european earwig, ringlegged earwig, lifecycle, nymphs, insecticides, trapping, prevention
El Virus del Nilo Occidental y Llantas Viejas WNV-1004S west nile virus, spanish
European Corn Borer ENT-15 european corn borer, corn, pest, symptoms, management, infestation, larvae, corn stubble, yield losses, stalk disease, stalk breakage, ear drop, reduced corn yield
European Elm Flea Weevil ANR-38 insects, trees, yard, forest, elm, flea weevil, reddish-brown beetle, european flea weevil, leafminers, chinese elm, homestead elm, smoothleaf elm, siberian elm
Farmers and West Nile Virus WNV-1001 west nile virus, mosquito, disease, encephalitis, meningitis, farmers, insect control, north america, united states
Fleas HYG-2081 fleas, controlling fleas, flea infestation, flea shampoo, flea dip, flea bombs, flea spray, flea dust, flea powder, flea collar, flea medicine, flea pesticides, flea insecticide, flea repellent
Frequently Asked Questions About Birds and West Nile Virus WNV-1000 west nile virus, livestock
Frequently Asked Questions About Wildlife and West Nile Virus WNV-1006 west nile virus, mosquito, disease, encephalitis, meningitis, wildlife, north america, united states
Fungus Beetles HYG-2084 fungus beetles, foreign grain beetle, beetle infestation, beetle prevention, hairy fungus beetle, plaster beetle, sigmoid fungus beetle, acute-angled fungus beetle
Fungus Gnats ENT-59
Galls of Maple Trees in Ohio ENT-60 trees, ohio maple tree galls, sugar maple leaf galls, maple velvet erineum gall, gouty vein gall, gall insecticides and miticides
Giant Caterpillars HYG-2015 yard and garden, giant caterpillars, caterpillars, ohio caterpillars, caterpillar life cycle
Ground Beetles HYG-2102 home, yard and garden, ground beetles, identifying beetles, beetle life cycle, beetle insecticides, controlling beetles
Growing Apples in the Home Orchard HYG-1401 apple, fruit, garden, health, home, yard and garden, growing apples in the home orchard, apple cultivars
Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio HYG-1439 fig, hardy fig, fruit, farm, high tunnel, farm diversification, cultivars, varieties, hardy chicago, brown turkey, growing figs in ohio, ohio figs
Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape HYG-1406 home, yard and garden, fruit crops, growing peaches and nectarines, peach cultivars, peach fertilizer, peach tree insecticides
Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden HYG-1424 home, yard and garden, health, home, strawberry, growing strawberries in the home garden, types of strawberries
Herbicide Programs for non-GMO Soybeans ANR-92 food grade soybean, weeds
Honey Bees in House Walls HYG-2079 bees and pollination, beekeeping, bees, bee, bees in buildings, honeybees in house walls, honeybee colony
Hops in Ohio: Beneficial Arthropods ENT-42 hops pests, predatory mites, minute pirate bugs, lacewings, lady beetles, wolf spider, aphid predators, jumping spider, crab spider, mite predators
Hops in Ohio: Pests ENT-43 hops pests, hop aphid, japanese beetle, two-spotted spider mite, potato leafhopper
How Much Chemical Product Do I Need to Add to My Sprayer Tank? FABE-530 calibration, sprayers, tank mixing pesticides, applying herbicides, weed control, measuring and mixing herbicides
How to Control and Prevent Mosquito Bites In and Around Ohio Homes ENT-88 mosquito, mosquitoes, disease transmission, west nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis virus, la crosse virus, st. louis encephalitis virus
How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape ENT-85 bee, bees, apoidea, polyester bees, shiny green bees, squash bees, dull green sweat bees, bee nests, leafcutter bees, mason bees, orchard bees, bumble bees, carpenter bees, mining bees, identifying wild bees, ground nesting bees
Humedales y el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1008S west nile virus, spanish
Identification and Management of Soilborne Diseases of Tomato HYG-3314 tomato, soilborne disease, wilt, root rot, stunted tomato plants, corky root rot, black dot root rot, root knot nematodes, tomato plants dying
Identification of White Grubs in Turfgrass HYG-2510 lawn and turf, white grubs in turf grass, ohio white grubs, ohio white grub adults, grub species in lawn, grubs in turf
Información sobre el Virus del Nilo Occidental para Veterinarios WNV-1005S west nile virus, spanish
Invasive Species Management: Common and Japanese Barberry ANR-0106 barberry, japanese barberry, common barberry, berberis, berberis spp, invasive, invasive species, forest, ticks, lyme, lyme disease
Japanese Beetle ENT-46 japanese beetles, white grubs, controlling japanese beetles, parasitic wasps, bacterial milky disease, japanese beetle insecticide
Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries) HYG-1426 kiwi, hardy kiwi, kiwiberry, fruit, home, farm, kiwifruit, kiwi cultivars, trellising kiwi, fertilizing kiwi, growing kiwi in ohio, growing hardy kiwi, kiwi frost hardiness, dormant pruning
Lace Bugs HYG-2150 lace bug, walnut lace bugs, sycamore lace bug, pesticides, insecticides, life cycles, habits, leaf damage, rhododendron, andromeda, azalea, basswood, hawthorn, hackberry, oak
Lady Beetles ENT-45 aphid predator, lady bugs, lady beetles, lady birds, ohio lady bugs, native lady beetles, exotic lady beetles, lady bug diet
Las Personas y el Virus del Nilo Occidental: Preguntas Frecuentes WNV-1003S west nile virus, spanish
Lo Que los Aficionados al Aire Libre Deben Saber Sobre el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1002S west nile virus, spanish
Lo Que los Dueños de Caballos Deben Saber sobre el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1007S west nile virus, spanish, los mosquitos
Los Granjeros y el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1001S west nile virus, spanish
Magnolia Scale ENT-61 magnolia, magnolia scale insects, magnolia scale infestation, magnolia pesticides, magnolia insecticides, magnolia pest control
Masked Chafers ENT-51 masked chafers, turfgrass grubs, turfgrass grub infestation, grub insecticides, controlling turf grubs
Millipedes HYG-2067A millipedes, millipede insecticides, thousand-legged worms, controlling millipedes, preventing millipedes
Monitoring and Managing Spotted wing Drosophila in Fruit Crops ENT-86 swd, spotted-wing-drosophila, fruit fly, vinegar fly, invasive, invasive species
Monitoring Carrot Weevils Using Wooden Boivin Traps ENT-83 carrot weevil, parsley, carrots, celery, monitoring weevils, boivin trap, wooden trap, pests
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle ENT-44 asian ladybugs, asian lady beetles, multicolored asian lady beetles, controlling asian ladybugs, insecticides for asian lady beetles
Mystery Bugs and Bites ENT-66 bugs, bites, delusory parasitosis, entomophobia, mystery bugs and bites, parasites, itching, scratching
Northern House Mosquito ENT-89 culex pipiens, skeeter, mozzie, west nile virus, wnv
Ohio Bee Identification Guide ENT-57 home, yard and garden, bee, bees, beekeeping, bee id, honey bees, ohio honeybees
Ohio Trees for Bees ENT-71 bees, pollinators, trees, honey bees, native bees, ohio bees, carolina silverbell, seven-son flower, goldenrain tree, japanese pagoda tree, maple, boxelder, buckeye, horsechestnut, alder, serviceberry, catalpa, common hackberry
Ohio's Natural Enemies: Hover Flies ENT-73 beneficial insect, hover flies, sweat bees, drone flies, flies that look like bees, bee mimics, hornet mimics
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Crab Spiders ENT-70 biological control, arachnid, crab spiders, white banded crab spider, northern crab spider, bark crab spider, goldenrod crab spider, ohio spiders, ohio crab spiders, ohio insect predator
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Funnel Weaver Spiders ENT-76 grass spider, funnel weaver spiders, hackledmesh weaver spiders, ohio spiders, arachnids, agelenidae, agelenopsis
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Harvestmen (also known as daddy longlegs) ENT-68 beneficial predator, arachnid, harvestmen, daddy long legs, shepherd's spiders, predatory arachnid
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Jumping Spiders ENT-74 arthropod, jumping spiders, ohio garden spiders, good garden bugs, salticid spiders
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Lacewings ENT-72 beneficial insect, pest control, pest management program, lacewings, green lacewings, brown lacewings, aphid control
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Long-Legged Flies ENT-69 beneficial insect, pest control, long-legged flies, predatory fly, metallic-colored fly, gold fly
Ohio’s Natural Enemies: Mantids ENT-67 biological control, beneficial insect, mantids, praying mantis, insect predator, predator insect
People and West Nile Virus: Frequently Asked Questions WNV-1003 west nile virus, mosquitos, epidemic, controlling mosquitos, northern house mosquito, encephalitis, meningitis, infection, brain, spinal cord
Periodical and "Dog-Day" Cicadas ENT-58 cicadas, periodical cicadas, annual cicadas, dog-day cicadas, controlling cicadas
Pharaoh Ant HYG-2136 pharaoh ant, life cycle, habits, control, inspection, pesticides, prevention, insecticide
Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Bumble Bees ENT-81 pollinators, bumble bees, queen, drones, native plants, rusty-patched bumble bee, common eastern bumble bee
Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Honey Bees ENT-79 pollinators, honey bees, native plants, bee, bees, pollen, beekeeping, threats, varroa mites
Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Monarchs ENT-82 pollinators, monarch butterflies, native plants
Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Native Bees ENT-80 pollinators, native bees, native plants, plants for native bees, ground nesting bees, leaf cutting bees, social bees, gardening for native bees
Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Pollinators ENT-78 pollinators, habitat, threats, key plants, monarch butterflies, native bees, bumble bees, native plants, honey bees, hummingbirds, butterflies
Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre Animales Silvestres y el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1006S west nile virus, spanish
Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre Aves y el Virus del Nilo Occidental WNV-1000S west nile virus, spanish
Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides ANR-68 pesticide safety, labels, pest management, pollinators, bees, protecting pollinators, protecting honeybees, integrated pest management, targeted pesticide application, insecticide effects to bees
Rhizoctonia Damping-off and Root Rot of Soybeans PLPATH-SOY-1 soybeans
Safe Use Of Flammable Liquids AEX-591.4.6 agricultural tailgate safety training for operators and supervisors, flammable liquids, flammables, safety, health, series, ag tailgate training
Sanitation and Phytosanitation (SPS) PLPATH-GEN-10 home, yard and garden, plant disease, quarantine pathogens, u.s. national plant diagnostic network, national plant protection organization, international standards for phytosanitary measures, international plant protection, world animal health organization, codex alimentarius commission, epizoonotics, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, world trade organization agreement
Silverfish and Firebrats ENT-64 silverfish, firebrat, insects, pests, insecticides
Slugs and Their Management in Landscapes HYG-2010 slug, slugs, pests, mollusks, controlling slugs, slug bait, slug pesticides
Slugs on Field Crops ENT-20 agronomic crops, slugs on field crops, slug defoliation, slug pesticides, molluscicides, strategies for managing slugs
Soybean Cyst Nematode PLPATH-SOY-5 soybean, scn, cyst, nematode, scn prevention, scn symptoms, yellow soybeans, nematodes, scn damage
Spider Mites and Their Control HYG-2012 home, yard and garden, flowers, trees, shrubs and groundcovers, spider mites and their control, ohio spider mites
Springtails ENT-52
Stink Bugs on Soybeans and Other Field Crops ENT-48 stink bugs, soybeans, field crops, squash bug, assassin bug, green stink bug, spined soldier bug, kudzu bug, brown stink bug, brown marmorated stink bug, red-shouldered stink bug
Submitting Insect Specimens for Identification HYG-2121 insect samples, identifying insects, ppdc specimen form, insect sample, packaging insects for identification, insect specimens, plant and pest diagnostic clinic
Thousand Cankers Disease PLPATH-TREE-07 walnut trees, symptoms, causal agents, disease management, conidia, cankers, thousand cankers disease, invasives, mortality, walnut twig beetle, fungus
Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases HYG-2073 home, yard and garden, lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, lone star tick, blacklegged tick, deer tick, dog tick, ticks, tick-borne diseases, tick life cycle, tick habits
Viburnum Leaf Beetle ANR-39 insects, shrubs, trees, yard, forest, viburnum
West Nile Virus and Scrap Tires WNV-1004 west nile virus, encephalitis, meningitis, west nile virus symptoms, larvacide, pesticide, mosquito disease, scrap tires, mosquito breeding
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet for Veterinarians WNV-1005 west nile virus, mosquitoes, disease, veterinarian, north america, united states, treatment
Wetlands and West Nile Virus WNV-1008 west nile virus, mosquito, diseases, encephalitis, meningitis, north america, united states
What Horse Owners Should Know About West Nile Virus WNV-1007 west nile virus, livestock, horses, encephalitis, meningitis, north america, united states
What Outdoor Enthusiasts Should Know About West Nile Virus WNV-1002 west nile virus, mosquito, disease, encephalitis, meningitis, north america, united states
Yellowjackets HYG-2075 home, yard and garden, insects, yellow jackets, ohio wasps, german yellowjackets, eastern yellowjackets, common yellowjackets, controlling yellowjackets
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