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Emerald Ash Borer

Exotic Forest Pest Webinar Series to Start Fall Session October 20.

EAB University is about to start its fall semester, bringing you the information you need about emerald ash borer and other invasive pests and diseases that are now impacting our trees, forests and woodlands. Here’s a schedule of the webinars we have locked in so far. We will update you[Read More…]

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Litylenchus crenatae subspecies mccanni

Beech Leaf Disease: Another worm to worry about

A new disease called Beech leaf disease (BLD), associated with native and ornamental beech trees (Fagus spp.), has been making its way eastward from Lake Erie. First observed in 2012, trees show dark interveinal leaf banding, deformation of the banding tissue, and leaf curling under increased disease severity. Leaves can[Read More…]

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invasive workshop

Free Early Pest Detector Workshop

Learn how to protect Indiana from invasive species at a free workshop. Professor Cliff Sadof of Purdue University and Carrie Tauscher, Arboretum Director of the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation will show you the best way to look for and report invasive species and provide a chance to practice reporting on[Read More…]

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Plant Problems? There’s a mobile-friendly website for that!

All plants can fall victim to insects, diseases, and environmental problems. How they respond to this stress is often the same: Wilting, yellowing, holes, rots, blight—it’s a long list! With so much overlap in symptoms, it can be quite a challenge for people to identify their plant health problems accurately,[Read More…]

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Spotted Lanternfly Now in Northern and Southern Indiana

Hoosiers Citizens Report Spotted Lanternfly in Northern IN. Report finds to 866-663-9684.

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National Tree Check Month? Check your Pool Filters Too!

Checking your pool filter and your trees could save your neighborhood from invasive pests.

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Droplets of honeydew produced by the tuliptree aphid accumulated during dry weather.

Beware the Honeydew List

Honeydew, or the sticky liquid excrement that accumulates beneath trees infested with sucking insects, can attract stinging insects, pit the finish of your car, and coat your plants and picnic tables with black sooty mold. Learning which trees are prone to these problems can keep you from getting tied up in a sticky mess.

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The image shows a person’s hands repotting a plant. Photo by Ivan Radic, flickr

Avoiding Jumping Worm When Landscaping and Gardening

Jumping worm is spreading in the Midwest. Take these steps to avoid spreading it when planting this spring.

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The image shows a black insect with white spots clinging to a green stem. The photo is by Stan Lupo, flickr.

Update: Spotted lanternfly has hatched

Spotted lanternfly has hatch. Keep your eyes peeled for them and report them if you see them.

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Three Tree Pest Insects That Will Start Hatching Soon

Warm weather means hatching insects as well as blooming flowers. Here are three to keep your eye out for and some management tips for them.

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Ninebark flower clusters turn to red seed capsules that persist into the winter. Photo credit: Ashley Adair

Planting for our Future: Landscaping with Natives

Throughout the decades, many landscape fads have ended in failure. Dame’s rocket, wintercreeper, and purple loosestrife are a few examples of beautiful and vigorous ornamentals that have wreaked havoc on our natural ecosystems. Nursery professionals, as well as consumers, were unaware of the potential negative impacts of non-native species, often[Read More…]

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A close up of a mantis’s face. It is turned towards the camera.

5 Bugs that Might Hitchhike on Holiday Decorations: 3 harmless and 2 to worry about

Key Information: Insects rarely get transported inside on decorations. DO NOT treat your decorations with insecticide. This is potentially dangerous to your family and pets. Don’t worry. Most of the insects that hitch a ride on decorations are harmless.   A surprise, six-legged guest is the last thing most people[Read More…]

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A hand holding a spotted lanternfly. The insect has bright red hind wings and a yellow abdomen. It also has black and white spots. It has a drop of honeydew coming out of its abdomen.

10 Places to Refresh Your Management Knowledge Over the Winter

Fall and winter is a great time to update your knowledge of plants, pests, and new management techniques. We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events that will help you learn what you need to know for next spring.

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Spotted lanternfly found in Southern Indiana (Photo by A. Rust (Indiana DEPP).

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Indiana

Hoosiers find Spotted Lanternfly in IN. Report finds to 866-663-9684.

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A close up for boxwood twigs. Many of the leaves are dead and messy webs tightly cover the twigs.

New Pest Alert: Watch your boxwoods for this moth

What happened Now is an important time to take a close look at your boxwoods. Plants infested with the invasive box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) may have been accidentally transported into Indiana. This moth is native to Asia and has long been the scourge of boxwoods (Buxus sp.) in Europe.[Read More…]

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Carpenter bees: What’s that buzzing around your porch?

Are small, round holes appearing on your porch? Picnic tables? Fence posts? You may have carpenter bees!

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar on Crabapple

Make your plants healthier by improving the timing of your pest management

Learn how to use and contribute to new tools that will help you better time pest control.

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callery pear bud break

Annual Reminder to Identify Callery Pear for Removal

As bud break is currently occurring on early species in southern and central Indiana, remember to be on the lookout for callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) on properties that you manage for removal.  Callery pear (multiple cultivars in the landscape from this species) has become a major invasive species of concern[Read More…]

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2021 Indiana Green Expo to go online with live and on-demand sessions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The 2021 Indiana Green Expo (IGE) will offer professional turfgrass, landscape and nursery managers recorded and live sessions. Recorded classes will be available Monday (Jan. 18) through Feb. 4. Keynote addresses, a virtual trade show and networking sessions will air live Tuesday (Jan. 19) through Jan. 22,[Read More…]

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Green aphids feeding on a pine tree. The insects are smaller than the pine needles and are round with long legs. Image by S. Rae on flickr

Holiday decoration and firewood hitchhikers: How these bugs get in your house and what to do about them

If you notice insects in your house a few days after bringing in a load of firewood or setting up your Christmas tree, you may have picked up an insect hitchhiker. Don’t worry! These bugs are rare and almost always harmless. Learn how to deal with them here!

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