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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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New App Lets You Report Invasive Species (Oct 15, 2012)
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan. The network covers the states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Ohio Department of Agriculture to Issue Exterior State Quarantine to Protect Ohio's Walnut Trees (PDF | 148 KB) (May 22, 2012)
Ohio Department of Agriculture.
In an effort to protect the walnut trees of Ohio, The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is proposing an exterior state quarantine regulating the transportation of walnut products from areas of twelve other states to prevent the introduction of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) to Ohio's walnut trees. Although not yet detected in Ohio, landowners and homeowners are strongly encouraged to watch for signs of TCD on their walnut trees. Symptoms of TCD vary, but commonly include thinning crowns, yellowing or wilted leaves in the crown, leaves that are smaller than normal and recently dead limbs. Individuals who see any suspicious signs on their walnut trees are encouraged to contact ODA at 614-728-6270 or by email at plantpest@agri.ohio.gov.

Ohio State Ask an Expert Now Online (May 4, 2012)
Ohioans who have questions — on everything from personal finance to agricultural enterprise budgets, from gardening to crop production, from nutrition to producing fruits and vegetables safely — have a new way to find answers.

Officials Confirm First Detection of Boxwood Blight in Ohio (PDF | 176 KB) (Mar 26, 2012)
Ohio Department of Agriculture
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced the discovery of boxwood blight at the Red Mill Farm of Losely Nursery in Lake County in northeast Ohio. Boxwood blight is a disease caused by a fungus (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) that threatens the health and sustainability of boxwood plants. This is the first detection of boxwood blight in Ohio.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Ohio or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information.

State Noxious Weed List - Ohio
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Ohio / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Ohio
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Plant Pest Control
Ohio Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry Division.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Aquatic Invasives: The Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern

Invasive Plants
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Plants of Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Natural Areas and Preserves.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Special Note: Ohio Native Species for Landscape and Restoration Use

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Aquatic Invasive Species
Ohio Sea Grant.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio, Bulletin 866-98
Ohio State University. Extension Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Insects and Pests
Ohio State University. Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Plants to Avoid When Landscaping
Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Great Lakes Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations

Protecting Native Plants and Animals: Taking on the Invaders of Ohio
The Nature Conservancy.
Species of Concern; Management

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