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Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Oak lace bug adults, nymphs, and eggs on the underside of an oak leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Oak Lace Bug Damage

Oak lace bugs (Corythucha arcuata), like other lace bugs, cause stippling on leaves. Oak lace bugs, of course, feed …

Fall webworm nest. Photo: SD Frank

Fall Webworms

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs I know it is only November, but in just a few short months we will see …

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care by- Daniel Shires September has arrived and with it comes the best time of the year to sow …

Gardening Update

Daniel Shires, Agriculture Extension Agent Cleveland County A lot of times I base my articles on reoccurring phone calls. During …

Composting Yard Waste

With fall in full swing, everyone’s favorite fall chore is soon approaching, raking leaves and cleaning up yard debris. …

Fall Lawn Care

September has arrived and with it comes the best time of the year to sow and over-seed your …

Frequent Phone Calls

A lot of times I base my articles on common questions that I receive over the phone. This …

Fireblight

As everyone knows, this year is not the norm as far as weather and plant health is concerned. …

Moving Plants

It’s seems like I’ve had quite a few questions lately on moving ornamental plants. The safest time …

Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning As many of you know winter is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. …

Poisonous Caterpillars

Last Monday a lady and her young daughter came into my office wanting me to identify a bug. Little …

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