This is the 25th year for the OSU Extension, Diagnostic Walk-Abouts in Greater Cincinnati.

What Is It? 

  • Professional Training:  the Walk-Abouts are for Green Industry professionals (arborists, landscapers, turf managers, nursery managers, etc.)  
  • Comprehensive:  participants look at plants, plant pests, plant diseases, landscape designs, and other points of interest.  Discussions focus on plant problem diagnostics, plant health management, plant selection, and sustainable landscape designs.
  • Up-to-Date:  updates are provided on newly emerging plant health issues (e.g. pest outbreaks, non-native invasives, changes to pesticide labeling, etc.).
  • Multi-State: The Greater Cincinnati BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts include diagnostic visits beyond Ohio.


In light of the COVID-19 restrictions we will likely start as a "Virtual Walk-About" (VWA) series with plans to transition to in-person walkabouts.  We are currently working out the details and plan to begin in May.  Please check back often for updates and registration details.


Registration and Fee Payment:

There will be a one-time registration fee of $50.00 that covers your participation in the first six monthly BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts.  You only pay a one-time fee of $50.00 whether you attend one, two, three, or all six standard Walk-Abouts.  If you attend all six, that's $50 for 18 hours of training! Note:  A single payment can be used to cover different people attending different sessions.

Registration Opening Soon!


For More Information on the Walk-Abouts:  Joe Boggs