“Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL)”July 17 1997 Jim Chatfield & Pam Bennett Ohio State University Extension
What is BGYL? Why was BYGL started? How is BYGL made timely? How is BYGL sent out to users? What is BYG onLine? What does an anctual BYGL item look like? How do people use BYGL? What is diag-mosh-tics? What is BYGLive!? Would BYGL be useful to you?
Ways to access BYGL and Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine • E-mail: send request firstname.lastname@example.org • Web sites • http://hortwww-2.ag.ohio-state.edu/hvp • http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/ohioline
Ways that people use BYGL: • “Put into the Master Gardeners information box every Thursday.” - Extension Agent at Purdue • “Used in Master Gardening training each week for those who answer phones.” - Ohio Extension Agent • “A great tool to identify problems before they arise in our area…Very helpful for our garden center. Gives us time to train our people for those change.” - Nurserman in Ohio
Ways that people use BYGL: • “I send it to branch facilitators who put it on their bulletin board. Specialists read it and relay it to customers. It helps substantiate training materials.” - Illinois lawncare company regional manager. • “I use it in our business with our customer and weekend radio program. We give copies to all our store personnel and our landscape foreman. - Ohio garden center owner
Ways that people use BYGL: • “Has changed some of our tree maintenance practices.” - Wisconsin arborist • “BYGL is shared with plant inspectors entomologists, and plant pathologists at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture - Pennsylvania entomologist • Thanks for K.I.S.S. - Ohio landscaper
BYGL 94-3 item: “FORSYTHIA BLOOM. By now everyone is weary of the saga of forsythia blooming only below the insulating snowline due to flower bud death during the January freeze (BYGL 94-1). Occasionally someone calls and mentions that their forsythia is in full bloom, all the way to the top of the plant. What gives? It’s not wishful thinking--perhaps they simply have one of the forsythia cultivars with more winter-hardy flower buds.
BYGL 94-3 item: “Chuck Behnke reports that the Meadowlark cultivar is in full bloom in Medina County, and Jim Chatfield saw this cultivar in full glory at Kingwood Center in Mansfield on 4-19. Michael Dirr in his “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants” notes that flower buds on the Meadowlark cultivar are hardy to -35 F. Chatfield’s nurserywoman sister-in-law Jane also reports that the forsythia cultivar Northern Sun is in full bloom in chilly Maine.”
BYGL Users: • Master Gardeners • Extension Agents • Garden Center Employees • Landscapers and Nursery Professionals • Arborists and Lawn Care Companies • Others in the Green Industry • Print and Electronic Media • Amateur and Professional Plant Lovers
BYGL includes information about: • Insect and mite pests • Plant diseases • Cultural and environmental problems • Resistant varieties • Integrated plant health management • Useful resources • Upcoming programs