95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
As tomato plants are being removed from K-Marts, Wal-Marts and Home Depots in all the New England states, Ohio tomato growers are on alert. The reason is the emergence of a virulent pathogen that can destroy acres of crops at a time.