Nature and Ecology

Wild Mushrooms

Updated fact sheet with interesting info and color photos of several common mushrooms in Ohio woodlands
Download > Wild Mushrooms (pdf)

 


Tackle Fungal Forces to Save Crops, Forests and Endangered Animals, Say Scientists > Science Daily (April 2012)

Conifers
> Plant Pathology Fact Sheets on Conifers and Evergreens

Thousand Cankers Coming? How to Spot Walnut Tree Killer
> Extension News

Asian Longhorned Beetle in Ohio > OSU Extension News
USDA-APHIS public service announcement

Hungry Pests  - A Lot of Mouths to Feed!  Don't Give Them a Ride
USDA Public Service Announcement

Lichens

Lichens are crusty organisms that grow on rocks, trees, and houses. We rarely give them a second thought, but if you have them around, it's a good sign.

Lichens - OSU Extension Fact Sheet by D.J. Goerig, J.A. Chatfield, S.D. Ellis, L.H. Rhodes, and M.J. Boehm

Living the Country Life radio show: Understanding Lichens, interview with D.G. Goerig (March 8, 2010 interview)

 

Big Mushrooms Look Inviting, but . . . > Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine (BYGL)


Introduction to Plant Diseases - Fact Sheet Series

The fact sheets below are designed for a broad range of audiences and provide excellent background information that augment fact sheets on specific plant diseases.  Help us spread the word about these exciting teaching and educational resources.

Plants Get Sick Too!  An Introduction to Plant Diseases  (PP401.01) by Sarah D. Ellis and Michael J. Boehm (pdf)
Diagnosing Sick Plants (PP401.02) by Sarah D. Ellis. Michael J. Boehm, Jim Chatfield, Joe Boggs and Erik Draper (pdf)
20 Questions on Plant Diagnosis (PP401.03) by Joe Boggs, Erik Draper, Jim Chatfield, Sarah D. Ellis and Michael J. Boehm (pdf)
Keeping Plants Healthy: An Overview of Integrated Plant Health Management (PP401.04) by Sarah D. Ellis and M. J. Boehm (pdf)
Viral Diseases of Plants (PP401.05) by Sarah D. Ellis, Michael J. Boehm and Feng Qu
Bacterial Diseases of Plants (PP401.06) by Sarah D. Ellis, Michael J. Boehm and David Coplin
Fungal and Fungal-like Diseases of Plants (PP401.07) by Sarah D. Ellis, Michael J. Boehm and Thomas K. Mitchell
Nematode Diseases of Plants (PP401.08) by Sarah D. Ellis, Michael J. Boehm and Landon H. Rhodes
Parasitic Higher Plants (PP401.09) by Sarah D. Ellis, Michael J. Boehm and Landon H. Rhodes