OSU Entomologists studying the damaging impacts of Common Buckthorn

Jan. 28, 2014
January 6, 2010  WOOSTER, Ohio – An exotic invasive shrub, introduced in the 1800s as a garden plant, is being studied to demonstrate how its presence has a cascading damaging effect on natural flora and fauna, agriculture and public health.  Ohio State University entomologists are collaborating with Michigan State University and Iowa State University in a three-year research project to determine the distribution of buckthorn throughout Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa. The study, "Common Buckthorn as a Keystone Invader in Agricultural Landscapes," is supported by a $494,000 Agricultural and Food Research Initiative grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More...