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  1. Spotted Laternfly moth on leaf

    Spotted Laternfly Settling In a Little Too Close

    May 25, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An invasive pest that was initially contained within Pennsylvania has spread to Delaware and Virginia, and insect experts worry the next stop will be Ohio.

    Spotted lanternflies suck sap from fruit crops and trees, which can weaken them and contribute to their death. Native to China, the insect was first found in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania.

  2. Field of young soybeans with hand superimposed showing harvested beans.

    China Curbing Purchases of U.S. Soybeans

    May 9, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Farmers in Ohio have begun planting soybeans just as the trade war with China, the world’s largest consumer of the crop, has reached another nerve-racking point.

  3. Deer tick on the side of a penny

    Tick Season Has Officially Started in Ohio

    May 9, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The weather’s finally warm, the sun is out, and now, so are the ticks.

    And this year, tick season in Ohio is expected to be pretty bad, says Glen Needham, a retired entomologist and tick expert formerly with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.