Program to focus on gypsy moth and emerald ash borer 7.30

Written by David Green.

The Ohio State University Extension will sponsor an informative meeting regarding the emerald ash borer and gypsy moth infestations, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 State Route 108, in Wauseon. Horticulturist Amy Stone of the OSU Extension-Lucas County is the scheduled speaker.

Landowners and homeowners can seek answers to basic questions regarding the two tree insects that have invaded area woodlands and landscapes. Ash trees have been under heavy assault from emerald ash borer throughout Fulton County. Heavy defoliation of trees by gypsy moth infestations are scattered throughout the county.

The first hour will focus on control options for the gypsy moth. Spraying in the early spring is needed to control this pest. Large acreage may be eligible for cost share spray programs coordinated by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The second hour will focus on protecting ash trees from the emerald ash borer.

The program is free and open to the public. Anyone with an interest in these pests is welcome to attend.

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