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

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

    bees are considered cavity nesters. Cavity nesting bees construct their nests in a variety of locations ... of Cavity Nesting Bees Social Bumble bees are considered cavity nesters, often using abandoned mouse ... be considered pests of wooden structures. The large carpenter bees will nest in many different wooden ...

  2. Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

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

    considered the most important pollinators because they are uniquely adapted to gather and transport pollen. ... provide important food sources for insect pollinators, especially in the heat of summer. Consider planting ... quantities that native pollinators need. Consider adding more locally native trees, shrubs and herbaceous ...

  3. Using the Tree Measuring Stick

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-62

    timber harvests and tree planting. Measuring Tree Diameter There are two important factors to keep in ... the tree using the Doyle Log Rule with a Form Class of 78 (assumes that the tree diameter inside the ... timber.   What is a board foot? A board foot is a piece of wood that contains 144 cubic inches, commonly ...

  4. Plants Get Sick Too!

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-1

    to the world's supply of safe food, similar losses occur in timber, ornamental, floricultural ... injury is suboptimal plant growth resulting from an instantaneous event, such as a lightning strike, ice ... should be considered the likely suspect when attempting to diagnose the cause of decreased plant vigor or ...

  5. Oak Wilt

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-02

    and roads must also be considered appropriately, as tree roots commonly grow under them. Due to all of ... debarked mechanically, or the timber can be sold to a sawmill for cutting or chipping. Although no studies ...

  6. Cicada Killer Wasp

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-63

    considered beneficial, and control is rarely needed except when wasps are present in unwanted areas. ... Measures Cicada killers are generally considered beneficial, as they feed on cicadas, which can damage ...

  7. Centipedes

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-50

    (Latin, = hundred foot) are exclusively predatory arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda (Latin, ... shelter. They have a frightening appearance but are generally considered harmless. Large species (larger ... arthropods. They are considered to be beneficial but are often considered nuisance pests when they invade ...

  8. 20 Questions on Plant Diagnosis

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-3

    diagnostics is often not given adequate attention. There are three challenges to consider when embarking on ... approach to finding proper treatment, and the place to begin is to consider the questions that must be ... diagnostic perspective is to consider a plant’s common problems. All plants have their own set of diseases, ...

  9. Proper Calibration and Operation of Backpack and Hand Can Sprayers

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-531

    medium, coarse, etc.) for that product. Nozzle manufacturers provide information on droplet size classes ... operated  backpack sprayers, consider purchasing one that has a built-in electric battery. No manual pump ...

  10. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    Ohio, 4 to 6 percent organic matter in the soil is considered satisfactory. If an existing lawn is to be ... (Finale®) might be considered, as these do not leave residues in the soil. Tarping the lawn with plastic in ... considering a Kentucky bluegrass lawn for natural organic maintenance, several factors must be kept in mind. ...

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