By: Doug Jackson-Smith, SENR OSU
By: Imed Dami and Diane Kinney, HCS-OSU
This article summarizes the 2021 dormant and growing seasons and the impact of weather on grape varieties grown on the research vineyard at the OSU-OARDC in Wooster, Ohio.
By: Maria Smith, HCS OSU
It’s like a scene out of the 1992 classic horror movie Candyman in the vineyard this fall. Yellow jackets, hornets, bees, wasps (1; Fig. 1)… but I promise, it’s the sugar content in the grapes and not because we’re summoning a man with a hook for a hand.
Fig. 1. Bald faced hornet in Frontenac blanc, Sep 2021
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.
By: Dr. Maria Smith, HCS-OSU
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.