Join us May 12th at 4:00 pm (EDT) at this link: https://purdueextension.zoom.us/j/92562247848 The Purdue Green Industry Team and Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association would like to invite you to a virtual event for the Green Industry and other Agri-Businesses featuring United States Senator Mike Braun. He will be providing updates for Agri-Businesses from the federal government. The state director for his office, Jason Johnson, will follow the senator by hosting a Q&A with the industry. In addition to Senator Braun and Jason Johnson, Rick Haggard will give an update from the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association and Dr. Cliff Sadof will provide information on Asian giant hornets, spotted lantern fly, and other invasive species. U.S. Senator Mike Braun: Update for Agri-Businesses from Washington, D.C. Jason Johnson, State Director, Office of Senator Mike Braun: Q&A from the Senator’s Office Rick Haggard, Executive Director, Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association: Update for the[Read More…]
The presence of these hornets in the United States is could be bad news for honeybees and native insects alike but there’s no need to panic yet.
Please visit the IDNR website for more information and to report a sighting of Invasive plants. https://www.in.gov/dnr/3123.htm
The 2019 season provided challenges that were unexpected to the Green Industry, which included an abundance of rainfall followed by drought-like conditions, new invasive pests, concerns about glyphosate use, and many others. The Purdue Landscape Report focuses on timely articles that help Green Industry professionals make decisions for their business and keep abreast of looming issues. As we begin the 2020 season, we can take a look back at some of the top stories from 2019. Hopefully this season will be a little less challenging, but be sure we’ll be there with relevant, timely information in 2020. Thanks for following along! Boxwood Blight Found in Indiana https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/boxwood-blight-found-in-indiana/ Sudden Oak Death Found in Indiana https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/special-alert-sudden-oak-death/ Be on the Lookout for Defoliated Viburnums and Viburnum Leaf Beetle https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/be-on-the-lookout-for-defoliated-viburnums-and-viburnum-leaf-beetle/ Terrestrial invasive species rule signed by Indiana Governor https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/terrestrial-invasive-species-rule-signed-by-indiana-governor/ What nurseries need to know about the invasive species regulation[Read More…]
How to collect or dispose of firewood and brush without compromising forest health.
This year has been a rollercoaster of good (e.g. continued progress on the long term fight against emerald ash borer) and bad (e.g. sudden oak death potentially being introduced into the Midwest) news about invasive species. There’s been a lot to keep track of, but don’t worry if you’ve missed anything. You can learn all the details, get a chance to ask experts questions, and get CE credit (ISA, CCH, SAF, Master Gardeners and Naturalists, etc.) in this fall’s free EABU webinars. Register to watch live or later at http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php Can’t watch it live? No problem! All webinars are recorded and posted online after the talks. Make sure to register to be notified when the videos are posted. CEU credits will be offered (ISA, CCH, SAF, Master Gardeners and Naturalists). Contact Elizabeth Barnes at email@example.com for more details. Cover photo by Daniel Herms, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org Fall[Read More…]
This 5 minute check could save your tree and others in your neighborhood!
Don’t miss the 2019 Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 9th! Your opportunity to interact with Purdue Specialists, see the latest on-going research and best management practices, and network with others in the Green Industry. This is the premiere Green Industry education event that you’ll find this summer! https://www.mrtf.org/event/turf-and-landscape-field-day/?event_date=2019-07-09 In the landscape track, we have our Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab discussing boxwood blight, our Entomologist covering insect pests, the Nursery and Landscape Specialist covering weed control timing (including current research on two herbicide products and timing of application), Consumer Horticulture Specialist demonstrating native shrubs, Urban Forestry Specialist presenting information on tree risks, the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, Fred Whitford, and much more. New this year, we will have a campus walk-about with all of the Green Industry Specialists on campus to locate and diagnose trees and shrubs with various problems. This will also give[Read More…]
Viburnum leaf beetle, a newly arrived exotic pest in Indiana may be the cause of viburnum defoliation. Report this pest to 1-866-NO-EXOTIC if you find this insect in Indiana.
Don’t let emerald ash borer scare you and your ash to death. Use this updated bulletin and related tools to save your trees.