Soil Moisture Condition Monitoring Report

Condition Monitoring Report

Station Number: OH-HM-24
Station Name: Cheviot 3.4 W
Report Date: 11/25/2017
Submitted: 11/25/2017 6:22 AM
Scale Bar: Mildly Wet
Description:
7-day rainfall 0.49 inch. November rainfall 5.11 inches. Soil still has above normal moisture. Standing water has generally dried up in drainage areas but those areas are still wet. With 79 cumulative hours below freezing most vegetation is entering dormancy or has gone dormant. Still active vegetation and lawns remain green.
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Plants & Wildlife

Soil Moisture Condition Monitoring Report

Station Number: OH-HM-24
Station Name: Cheviot 3.4 W
Report Date: 11/18/2017
Submitted: 11/18/2017 5:51 AM
Scale Bar: Moderately Wet
Description:

Only 0.37 inch rain in the past week but 4.62 inches for November to date. With cool temperatures and mostly cloudy skies, little drying has occurred and soils are wet. Drainage areas are saturated. Vegetation is entering winter dormancy but lawns are lush and green. Waterways have returned to normal levels.

Categories: General Awareness
Plants & Wildlife

Soil Moisture Condition Monitoring Report

Station Number: OH-HM-24
Station Name: Cheviot 3.4 W
Report Date: 11/4/2017
Submitted: 11/04/2017 6:20 AM
Scale Bar: Moderately Wet
Description:
1.97 inches of rain in the past 8 days. 5.56 inches of rain in the past month. Soil is wet. Ground is saturated with water. Some standing water present in low areas and ditches. Lawns are healthy and lush. Cool temperatures with low drying rates. Fall color near peak.
Categories: General Awareness
Plants & Wildlife

Halloweeen Horrors

In a recent bygl-alert (https://bygl.osu.edu/node/944) I posed this challenge: More wicked (sometimes) plants this way shall come, culminating with Halloween, bygl alert-style. What are your candidates for the ultimate in plant wickedness? E-mail me at chatfield.1@osu.edu.

 

Or at least spookiness of some sort. Here are a few of your responses:

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Jim Chatfield

Horticultural Horrors I

  Friday the 13th has just passed and in some sort of dyslexic dystopia, the 31st is just around the corner and Halloween will soon arrive. So it seems only right to write of that which is wrong – or shall we say – wicked, as in Wicked Plants. There is an excellent book by just that title, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocitiesby Amy Stewart. I recommend it, but for now, let us take a little trip into the world of some plants wicked this way come, through the house of horticultural horrors, guided by myself…

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Jim Chatfield

Disease, Demystified

What are control strategies for managing oak wilt disease? What do we know about beech leaf disease? Does rose rosette virus affect ‘Knockout’ roses? Which crabapples have good genetic resistance to apple scab disease and how does this compare to 20 years ago? Does apple scab on the fruit matter (as seen on the lead slide for this bygl-alert)?

 

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Erik Draper

They’re Heeeere!

Boxelder Bugs were included along with several other notorious nuisance insects in my BYGL Alert titled, Fall Home Invaders are Poised to Enter (Sept. 30, 2017). They may have been poised then, but the bugs are now visiting homes en masse in southern Ohio. Indeed, I visited a home on Wednesday that was literally buggy with the bugs.
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Joe Boggs

Tree Show!

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Ronald Rothhaas Jr is with Liz Jacobs and Ron Wilson at 55KRC Radio.

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THANK YOU!!!!   You all really are the best….and I really do appreciate you taking the time to be on our show.  Thanks again!  rw

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Soil Moisture Condition Monitoring Report

Condition Monitoring Report
Station Number: OH-HM-24
Station Name: Cheviot 3.4 W
Report Date: 10/21/2017
Submitted: 10/21/2017 3:54 AM
Scale Bar: Mildly Dry
Description:
0.08-inch rainfall in past 7 days. The soil is drying out but evaporation rates have slowed and vegetation is green and not drought stressed.
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Agriculture
Plants & Wildlife

Magnolia Scale Update

I first reported on Magnolia Scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum) this season in June when the maturing females were “puffing-up” and pumping out honeydew (see BYGL Alert, “Magnolia Scale is Pumping-Out Honeydew,” June 16, 2017). My lengthy BYGL post included a description of the life-cycle for this “soft scale” as well as information on management options.
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Joe Boggs

Delayed Woolly Bear Crawl-About?

Bristly “woolly bear” caterpillars commence their annual crawl-abouts in search of sheltered winter quarters in the fall; it’s usually sometime in September in Ohio. They may be found on sidewalks, walking trails, roadways, or on the walls of homes and buildings. However, insects are sometimes made most noticeable by their absence.
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Joe Boggs