News

  1. Sneak a Zucchini on OUR Porch, August 8th, 2024

    Jul. 16, 2024

    The Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County invites you to celebrate the annual August 8th gardeners’ holiday, “Sneak A Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch” by donating your excess produce to help reduce hunger in our community. Bring your clean homegrown vegetables and fruits to the Lucas County Extension Office on Thursday, August 8, 2024, from 7:00 a.m.

  2. Spotted Lanternfly Update, 07.08.2024, News To Know

    Jul. 08, 2024

    Spotted Lanternfly is becoming evident across the county as 2nd, 3rd and 4th instar nymphs. As of 07.08.2024 we have not had any reports, nor seen any adults, but that will be coming soon.

     

    We are encouraging residents to become familiar with this non-native invasive insect - the spotted lanternfly (SLF), and look for the pest in their own landscapes or places they frequent.

     

  3. Poison Hemlock - News To Know

    Jun. 05, 2024

    Poison hemlock is gaining notoriety in NW Ohio and is seemingly popping up across the area. Currently it is in flower and towering along roadsides and other unkept areas. Flowers that are blooming now, will be setting seeds that will continue to produce plants into the future. 

     

    Want to learn more about this highly toxic plant? Check out OSU's Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL) Alert at https://bygl.osu.edu/node/2111

     

  4. Spotted Lanternfly Update - News to Know

    Jun. 04, 2024

     

    Spotted Lanternfly is becoming evident across the county as 1st instar nymphs have hatched from egg masses laid last year. As of 06.04.2024 we are seeing both 1st and 2nd instar nymphs.

     

    We are encouraging residents to become familiar with this non-native invasive insect - the spotted lanternfly (SLF), and look for the pest in their own landscapes or places they frequent.

     

  5. Vegetable Gardening "How To"

    Apr. 11, 2024

    Are you ready for the vegetable garden season? We have tips from Winter Sowing to early spring and summer and fall vegetables gardens. Need information on common weeds? Soil Testing? Insects? Check out our list of garden handouts here: https://lucas.osu.edu/vegetable-gardening 

  6. FOOD FUN, CANNING, AND GARDEN PESTS, ACTIVITIES!

    Mar. 06, 2024

    Looking for a fun, free, and face-to-face learning experience? Head to the new Glass City Enrichment Center at 815 Front Street, next to Toledo’s award-winning Glass City Metropark. Educational programs are the second Thursday of each month and offer a range of exciting topics —food, canning, garden pests, and more! Adults, youth, and their parents/caregivers are welcome.  Please register, as space is limited. Public parking is free, and the site is served by TARTA.

  7. Backyard Poultry Certification

    Jan. 03, 2024

    Backyard Poultry Certification Course

  8. Spotted Lanternfly Resources

    Sep. 26, 2023

    Spotted Lanternfly Resources

    Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lucas County, and sightings continue to be reported by residents. If you suspect you have seen SLF, please report your finding with a photo and then collect or stomp, smash or squish the insect. The insect is in the adult stage and the females are laying egg masses. The egg masses will winter over, as adults will be killed by freezing temperatures when they arrive later this year. 

    Managing their number one food preference is key in the management. 

  9. Spotted Lanternfly - See It...Report It

    Sep. 11, 2023

    Spotted Lanternfly

    If you see this insect, we are asking that report it. 

    Reports can be made in one of the following ways:

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture

    https://agri.ohio.gov/divisions/plant-health/invasive-pests/invasive-ins...

    The Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App

    https://apps.bugwood.org/apps/gledn/

  10. Pruning Resources

    Oct. 15, 2022

    Thinking about pruning this fall or winter? Check out these resources to help you make the best cut! 

     

    If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our office for additional information. Amy Stone can be reached at 419-574-0986.

     

    •International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

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