Pesticide Applicator Exam Training January 18, 2024

A pesticide applicator exam training session will be offered on January 18, 2023, 6:00 PM, at the Rural Services Building. In order to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License, individuals must pass the exam which is administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Those who wish to use Restricted Use Products (ODA List) must acquire an applicators license to purchase and apply product. This training is intended to provide an overview of the concepts presented in the exam as preparation.  To register for this training session please email martin.2422@osu.edu or call 740-454-0144.

 

Following this training session, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will be present at the Rural Services Building to administer the exam on:

January 25, 20234, 10:00 AM

(Exam registration at the ODA Website)

Or, call ODA at 614-728-6270 for more exam information

Master Gardener Volunteer Class Applications Due December 15

Zanesville, OH–OSU Extension Muskingum County will offer a Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class in 2024. The basic premise of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is to provide training in horticulture to interested volunteers in exchange for 50 hours of horticulture service back to the community. Training will begin on February 15, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm with conventional classroom instruction.  Program cost is $125.  Applications will be available online at muskingum.osu.edu/mgv or at the Muskingum County Extension Office, 225 Underwood St, Zanesville.  Applications are due Dec 15.

New Master Gardener Volunteer Class Starts February 15

Zanesville, OH–OSU Extension Muskingum County will offer a Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class in 2024. The basic premise of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is to provide training in horticulture to interested volunteers in exchange for 50 hours of horticulture service back to the community. Training will begin on February 15, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm with conventional classroom instruction.  Program cost is $125.  Applications will be available online at muskingum.osu.edu/mgv or at the Muskingum County Extension Office, 225 Underwood St, Zanesville.  Applications are due Dec 15.


You may download an application here.


 

Spotted Lanternfly Continues to Spread Across Ohio: Muskingum County Added to the List

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has confirmed several new spotted lanternfly (SLF) infestations across the state, including Columbus and Toledo.

In 2021, ODA designated the spotted lanternfly as a destructive plant pest and established regulations aimed at reducing the risk of spread. As a result of new detections, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Mahoning, and Muskingum counties will be added to the spotted lanternfly regulated area. In regulated areas, spotted lanternfly infestations have been confirmed and inspections are increased.

Links

Press Release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture announcing Muskingum County added to “regulated area”: Spotted Lanternly Continues to Spread Across Ohio, Aug 4, 2023

OSU Factsheet “Be Alert for Spotted Lanternfly”

Buckeye Yard and Garden Online Article from Aug 4, with map.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Resource Page, with quarentine information and plant pest report tool

PennState Extension Spotted Lanternfly Information Page

 

Participating in statewide lepidopteran moth trapping network

I am participating in the statewide moth trapping network that monitors key pests in agronomic crops which are reported through the Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN).  We are currently trapping for True Armyworm, Black Cutworm and have setup traps for European Corn Borer.

Updates and reports are here:

Lep Monitoring Network Update #2 – Black Cutworm & True Armyworm 

Lep Monitoring Network – Ohio Black Cutworm and True Armyworm Monitoring

Pesticide Applicator Exam Training Session January 17, 2023

A pesticide applicator exam training session will be offered on January 17, 2023, 6:00 PM, at the Rural Services Building.  In order to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License, individuals must pass the exam which is administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Those who wish to use Restricted Use Products (ODA List) must acquire an applicators license to purchase and apply product. This training is intended to provide an overview of the concepts presented in the exam as preparation.  To register for this exam training session please email martin.2422@osu.edu or call 740-454-0144.

 

Following this training session, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will be present at the Rural Services Building to administer the exam on:

January 25, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

March 29, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

Pesticide Applicator Exam Training Session January 17, 2023

A pesticide applicator exam training session will be offered on January 17, 2023, 6:00 PM, at the Rural Services Building.  In order to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License, individuals must pass the exam which is administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Those who wish to use Restricted Use Products (ODA List) must acquire an applicators license to purchase and apply product. This training is intended to provide an overview of the concepts presented in the exam as preparation.  To register for this exam training session please email martin.2422@osu.edu or call 740-454-0144.

 

Following this training session, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will be present at the Rural Services Building to administer the exam on:

January 25, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

March 29, 2023, 1:00 PM (Exam registration at the ODA Website)

Crop Scout Walk, Wednesday, Aug 31, 10:00 AM

Join us for a field scouting walk to look at row crop corn and soybean agriculture and pest management issues in Ohio. We will meet at 310 Hicks Rd, Zanesville at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 31 and wrap up by 12:30 PM. We will be joined by Kelley Tillmon and Andy Michel, State Extension Entomology Specialists. RSVP to Clifton Martin at martin.2422@osu.edu or 740-454-0144.  There is no cost for this program.

Fall Armyworm Causing Problems in Ohio

Fall Armyworm reports are coming in throughout Ohio.  This can be an issue in green crops and turf during the fall season and is widespread in Ohio at this time.  Hayfields, pastures, and lawns are particularly at risk.

More info at:

Agronomic Crops Network CORN Newsletter

Buckeye Yard and Garden Online

Kentucky Pest News