News

  1. Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Eradication Program in Ohio Scores a 'Win'

    Mar 20, 2018

    Learn how Ohio's Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program is making strides to eradication this non-native invasive pest.  To read more click here

  2. More Counties Added to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Quarantine

    Jan 16, 2018

    Read more about the updated quarantine for Ohio here.

  3. Learn a Little History About Ohio's Forests

    Dec 13, 2017

       Some Ohio Forest History

            Check out our Sway presentation on Ohio's forests. 

            This presentation:

                    introduces some of the historical aspects of our forests 

                    brings us up to today's forests

     You can view the presentation by clicking on the image.

  4. Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio

    Feb 23, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio. An exotic, invasive insect that kills maples and other trees, ALB was found in Bethel, Clermont County, in southwest Ohio.

    For the full story and additional resources, go to:

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2011/06/adult_detection_ALB.shtml

  5. ODA Announces Expanded ALB Quarantine

    Feb 23, 2015

    88 contiguous properties in Monroe Township have been added to the asian longhorned beetle quarantined area in Clermont County.

    For more information go to http://www.agri.ohio.gov/TopNews/asianbeetle/

  6. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Found in Ohio

    Feb 23, 2015

    COLUMBUS, May 7, 2012—The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today announced the discovery of a hemlock‐killing pest in Washington County in southeast Ohio. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is a small, aphid‐like insect native to Asia that threatens the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the eastern United States.  
  7. New App Lets You Report Invasive Species

    Feb 23, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now there's a new tool for fighting alien invasions.

    Your smart phone.

    Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment.