invasive species

  1. 'Plant That Ate the South' Is Here: Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu

    Apr 10, 2014

    Kudzu, the “plant that ate the South,” is now in Ohio. And experts want people to know it. A new identification poster featuring the climbing, entwining, engulfing invader is available.  “Kudzu is in scattered spots in Ohio. One of the reasons for the poster is to get a better idea of where and how much of a problem it is,” said Kathy Smith, director of OSU Extension's Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. “We’re hoping to raise awareness of kudzu specifically and of invasive species in general."

  2. New Fact Sheet Describes and Documents Feral Swine Population and Their Threat to Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Nov 25, 2013

    It’s hard to farm sustainably if your crops get wiped out by wild hogs. Here’s what you can do about it, courtesy of a new fact sheet (pdf) published by CFAES’s statewide outreach arm, OSU Extension. 

  3. Suspect an invasive species? Report your sighting using smartphone App

    Jun 5, 2013

    The Great Lakes Early Detection Network app allows users to take pictures of suspected invasive species, upload the pictures and locations for verification. It can be downloaded free at http://go.osu.edu/GLEDN.