By Amy Stone, Extension Educator, ANR, Lucas County
We’re excited to announce the fall Emerald Ash Borer University lineup! This fall, we will be hosting webinars on a wide range of topics on Thursdays at 11:00 AM ET. If you can’t attend the live webinar, we will also post recordings. Sign up to watch the live webinars or be notified when the recordings are posted. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested!
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We are urging Ohioans to be on the look-out for the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) (SLF). This non-native insect was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has been ‘popping-up’ in other states. We encourage others to become familiar with the insect and continue to be on the look-out for the actual insect itself, along with other signs and symptoms. Although not an outright killer of plants, it can be a stress factor causing plant decline, and sometimes death of certain host plants. This insect can also be a nuisance in numbers where recently reports in neighboring Pennsylvania have increased 500% from the previous year.
Below is a resource from Penn State Extension illustrating the life-cycle of the SLF. The insect overwinters in the egg stage where eggs are laid in masses on ‘any’ flat surface. If you were to spot SLF in Ohio, you would most likely be seeing adult activity this time of the year. Continue reading →