New spotted lantern fly infestations

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Several new spotted lantern fly infestations are being reported across the state including in Columbus and Toldeo according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The insect is native to Asia and is an invasive species that is a pest of grapes, hops and apples along with many other species of plants. They are about one in with black bodies with colorful red, grey wings and black markings. For more information log on agri.ohio.gov/divisions/plant-health/invasive-pests/invasive-insects/slf to report any infestations or sightings.  

The Ohio Agricultural Council honored four individuals dedicated to the state‚Äôs farm community. Friday Kenneth D. Davis of Leesburg, Terry McClure of Grover Hill, Thomas Menke of Greenville, and Dr. Don Sanders of Urbana were inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Enshrinement is the highest recognition of an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the industry. For more log on to Hall of Fame | Ohio Agricultural Council (ohioagcouncil.org) 

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