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Look out for Oak Itch Mites!
Look out for Oak Itch Mites!

Folks in Northeastern Ohio complain of itchy welts on their heads, neck and upper torso. The oak itch mite, Pyemotes herfsi, has been identified as the culprit.   Full Story Here  

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What is
What is "Fried Egg Scale"?

Buggy Joe will tell ya!   Cryptomeria scale has been a serious problem in tree farms and nurseries in Pennsylvania and several New England states for a number of years and in 2010, two...

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Watch out for this weed in your garden - Canadian Horseweed
Watch out for this weed in your garden - Canadian Horseweed

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis, family Asteraceae) has become notorious in recent years for failing to respond to glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) in agricultural fields and landscapes. This...

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Getting Fit In The Garden
Getting Fit In The Garden

Sweat is just your fat crying... Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s  No. 1 and No. 5 killers. But how much exercise do we...

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8-27-16 - Garden Party
8-27-16 - Garden Party

Live Blog In the Garden with Ron Wilson 8-27-16   //

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Buggy Joe Boggs Report
Buggy Joe Boggs Report

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8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis
8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis

Some may question why, but next to climbing hydrangea, this is truly one of my favorite vines.  Tough, aggressive, late – season flowers, and of course, that wonderful...

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What happened to the Monarchs?
What happened to the Monarchs?

The overwintering population of monarchs in Mexico has been in decline for several decades due to a variety of reasons including reduced abundance of milkweed in the summer breeding areas, climate...

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Can Coffee Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?
Can Coffee Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?

With the zika scare, more than ever people are trying to find ways to get rid of mosquitoes.  There is a rumor about coffee grounds.   Does it work?   These people say...

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Let's take a look at oak trees
Let's take a look at oak trees

This week let us do some sleuthing. I came upon this tree yesterday in Orrville, Ohio in the Smucker’s Fitness Walk path. The leaf told me something, but first, let us look at the...

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