2021 Season

June Vineyard Update

June 23, 2021 - 9:53am -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Dr. Maria Smith, Diane Kinney, and Dr. Imed Dami – HCS-OSU

Budbreak came far too early this year and along with it, problems with frost. Since the chilly days of early May, however, it’s felt impossible to keep up with the pace of growth this season. Let’s look at where we’re at as we head into the summer.

Weather:

Be prepared to protect your grapevines from 17-year periodical cicadas emerging in May

April 9, 2021 - 11:28am -- smith.12720@osu.edu

Elizabeth Y. Long, Horticultural Entomologist, Purdue University
Adjunct Horticultural Entomologist, The Ohio State University

A natural wonder will occur in 15 states this year: the emergence of the Brood X, 17-year periodical cicadas! Also known as “17-year or 13-year locusts” the last mass emergence of these insects occurred in 2004. Now, 17 years later, the immature cicadas will emerge from the ground, molt one last time to gain wings, and “sing” loudly to find mates and lay eggs in trees and woody shrubs.

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