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  1. Bumble Bees in Ohio: Natural History and Identification of Common Species

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-84

    Worker bees, all females, are much smaller than the queen, particularly early in the season. They take ... cool, wet conditions and in low light. This makes them important pollinators of plants that bloom in ...

  2. Periodical and "Dog-Day" Cicadas

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-58

    a whitish bloom. These cicadas emerge in midsummer every year. Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on ... flagging. Cultural Contro​l: Delay Tree Planting If a periodical cicada emergence is predicted, it may be ... egg-laying. Blooming trees and plants should be avoided to reduce nontarget effects to honeybees. During ...

  3. How to Identify and Enhance Ohio’s Wild Bees in Your Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-85

    largest (Agapostemon) are smaller than honey bees (5-11 mm). Key Character(s): Bright metallic green ... and orchard bees are found in the early spring when fruit trees are blooming, but there are some ... size or slightly smaller than honey bees (most 7-12 mm, some 12+ mm) (Image 16). Key Character(s): ...

  4. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    lack of fuzz on the nectarine skin. Usually, nectarines are smaller than peaches, have more red color ... temperatures or to bloom kill by late-spring frosts. The best chances for success in growing peaches in the ... home landscape result from selecting bud-hardy cultivars, protecting the bloom from late-spring frosts, ...

  5. Botrytis Bunch Rot or Gray Mold of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-03

    These spores are produced throughout the growing season. As blooms die, the spores germinate and ... conditions. Figure 2. Close-up showing the fungus sporulating on berries. Berries that escape bloom ...

  6. Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-47

    flowers. The western honey bee is the most dependable agricultural pollinator of many crops. It is not ... pollinators and by adapting gardening practices to protect pollinators. The western honey bee is a key ... along with plant cultivars to offer broad pollinator appeal. Bloom Through the Season Different species ...

  7. Ammonia Emission from Animal Feeding Operations and Its Impacts

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-723.1

    al., 1982), as has occurred as acidic conditions in the Rocky Mountain and toxic algae blooms in Lake ... of the natural environment, algae to grow in lakes, and formation of small particles in the air (NRC, ... Erie. In addition, ammonia can easily combine with other atmospheric pollutants forming more harmful ...

  8. Phomopsis Cane and Leaf Spot of Grape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-47

    mature. Berries become resistant to black rot infection by three to four weeks after bloom. Fruit rot ... (pre-bloom to two to four weeks after bloom). Once inside green tissues of the berry, the fungus becomes ... infections that occurred during bloom. Causal Organism and Disease Cycle Figure 5. Phomopsis fruiting bodies ...

  9. Cork Spot and Bitter Pit of Apples

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-fru-01

    four sprays beginning two weeks after full bloom and continuing at 10 to 14 day intervals thereafter ... used in controlling post-bloom diseases and insects affecting fruit. Do not apply calcium chloride ...

  10. Identification of White Grubs in Turfgrass

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-2510

    white grubs. A microscope may be necessary to view smaller grubs or the  Ataenius  raster. White Grub ...

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