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Thousand cankers disease (TCD) has killed many black walnut trees in the West, and the beetle that transmits the fungus has been detected in Indiana. This publication describes TCD and Indiana's walnut product quarant  More...

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While agricultural pesticide applicators may not be able to control factors like habitat loss, they can take practical steps to help protect the pollinators so many in the agricultural industry rely upon. This publica  More...

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While agricultural pesticide applicators may not be able to control factors like habitat loss, they can take practical steps to help protect the pollinators so many in the agricultural industry rely upon. This publica  More...

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This publication describes how to identify poison ivy, provides treatment options for those who come in contact with the foliage, and offers control options.

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This publication answers specific questions from Christmas tree growers and nursery producers.  More...
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Provides information about gypsy moth which includes their presence in Indiana, how to manage them and their biology and identification. The publication also answers several frequently asked questions about gypsy moth an  More...
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Answers frequently asked questions about using BtK to control gypsy moth and lists other sources of information.  More...
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This publication answers frequently asked questions about pheromones and controlling gypsy moth including: What is gypsy moth pheromone, How is the pheromone used to slow the progress of the gypsy moth, How is the gypsy  More...
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The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq  More...
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Pesticide drift can severely damage non-target crops. This Driftwatch publication addresses drift in grapes. It examines products of special concern, injury symptoms and potential impact, and alternatives and ways to avo  More...
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Mimosa webworms attack both mimosa and honeylocust trees in Indiana. This publication provides information about the life history, susceptibility of honeylocust, and control methods for mimosa webworms.  More...
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Bagworms are caterpillars that live inside spindle-shaped bags which they construct to protect themselves against birds and other enemies. This publication provides control measures for bagworms.  More...
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In late summer, the outside branches of many of the more commonly planted deciduous trees can become covered with webs produced by fall webworm caterpillars. When unchecked by the wide variety of insects and birds that  More...
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Lady beetles or 'ladybugs' are not always considered beneficial insects, worthy of protection. With the appearance of literally thousands of annoying and smelly lady beetles, flying and crawling inside a home or  More...
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This set of digital flash cards, created in a PDF format designed for smart phones and tablets, helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 insect photographs together with t  More...

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In Indiana most broods of the periodical cicada appear once every 17 years. However, two broods come out every 13 years. Periodical cicadas are usually referred to as "17-year or 13-year locusts." This publication descri  More...
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Oak splendor beetle is a wood borer that primarily attacks oaks - stressed trees are especially at risk. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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Chinese longhorn beetles could, if established, cause a tremendous amount of damage to native forest ecosystems. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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Quetta borers deveop slowly, but its broad range of potential tree species hosts and its ability to kill healthy trees make it a concern. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information  More...
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Black spruce beetles can cause structural damage to wood that may make trees susceptible to wind storms. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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Asian ambrosia beetles have established populations in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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Camphor shot beetles actively search for their host plants and are highly reproductivie. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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If introduced in North America, Japanese pine sawyer beetles have a high likelihood of thriving and causing severe damage. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this ins  More...
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Oak ambrosia beetles feed on oaks, which has implications for the lumber and ornamental industries. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

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European oak bark beetles have been implicated to severe oak decline all over its native range in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this in  More...
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Larch sapwood beetles kills larch trees in Asia and Europe. It likely has the potential to kill larches in North America.. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this ins  More...
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The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq  More...
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This is a must-have resource for middle and high school students interested in collecting insects. This book shows students how to collect, identify, and display insects and is based on an understanding of principles of  More...

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This free, online set of five lesson plans seeks to improve understanding about what invasive species are and why they represent a serious environmental threat. The program focuses on the Emerald Ash Borer and the threat  More...
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Topics discussed about the western flower thrips are: Damage, biology, management, monitoring/record keeping, biological control and chemical control.  More...
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A publication for landowners with wooded areas. Covers weed control strategies and related issues.  More...
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help you produce healthy, marketable plants at a reasonable profit while using fewer and less toxic pesticide applications. This bulletin guides you through the initial steps of a pro  More...
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Fungus Gnats and shore flies are common greenhouse pests requiring considerable attention by greenhouse managers. Because they inhabit the same environments and the controls for both are usually similar, fungus gnats a  More...
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This publication provides a listing of active ingredients to help you identify some of the registered products that may replace pesticides that are no longer available. Most pesticides in this list are available to homeo  More...
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Describes the life history and feeding habits of the elm leaf beetle. Control methods are discussed.  More...
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This publication describes the general life cycle of scale insects and control measures for them. It includes a table of the most common scale insects in Indiana with the plants they most seriously affect.  More...
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The Zimmerman pine moth is the most important economic pest of pine trees in Indiana and the Midwest. The larva is capable of attacking and severely damaging most pine species in the north central part of the U.S. and po  More...
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Under favorable conditions spider mites can build up rapidly and seriously threaten plant health. This publication has information about warm season mites, cool season mites, mite management and different types of chemic  More...
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Chlorotic leaves, sparse foliage and dying upper branches of white, paper and yellow birch trees are often the first visible symptoms of bronze birch borer damage. This publication provides assistance in identifying bron  More...
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This publication describes the insect and the type of damage they do. It also discusses control measures including a list of insecticides.  More...
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Pines, spruces, and firs are commonly planted in Indiana landscapes individually or in groups to create green borders that mark property lines or protect homes from the wind. When stressed by adverse environmental condi  More...
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Although Indiana turfgrass are accustomed to managing Japanese beetle and masked chafer grubs, three new species of white grubs (European chafer, Asiatic garden beetle, and Oriental beetle) seem poised to cause additiona  More...
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One of the best ways to prevent serious plant disease outbreaks is by choosing disease-resistant plants. This publication describes disease resistance in plants, provides management techniques to help avoid disease, and  More...
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Downy mildews are a group of closely related pathogens that can cause major damage in the nursery, greenhouse, and landscape in the form of leaf spots, blights, and distortions.This publication examines the symptoms, dis  More...
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Gummosis is a defensive response of trees in which resinous gum is exuded and deposited on the bark. This response is widespread among plants and is prevalent in members of the Rosaceae (e.g., Prunus supp.). This group i  More...
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Fungicides are important tools for managing ornamental plant diseases. There are many different fungicides and numerous methods of classifying them. This publication examines how fungicides are classified and recommends  More...
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Fungicides are classified in a variety of ways, including their mobility. Mobility describes fungicide movement after it is applied to a plant.  More...
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When confronted with a disease, many say they prefer to use organic products because they are more environmentally friendly. Others say they just want to use a product that works, regardless of the ecological impact. Man  More...
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Powdery mildews are common diseases on ornamental plants in the urban landscape. This publication examines the symptoms, disease cycle, and management options of powdery mildew for ornamental plants in a home setting.  More...
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Leaf diseases — or, "foliar" diseases — occur on most species of landscape trees and shrubs. This publication explains the typical symptoms, causes, management, and life cycles of common foliar diseases.  More...
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Rose black spot is the primary cause of rose defoliation in the Midwest. Over time, repeated defoliations can weaken the plant, reducing flowering. This publication examines the causes of this disease and recommends ma  More...
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The cedar rust diseases stand out because of their conspicuous orange gelatinous horns that develop from gray to brown colored fungal galls on the branches of infected junipers. These horns produce spores that can infect  More...
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Apple scab is a fungal disease that can result in severe defoliation of apple trees and can affect fruit size and quality. This publication describes apple scab and how to manage it.  More...
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This brochure explains how gypsy moth is a forest threat and a public nuisance. It also provides information on how to slow the spread of gypsy moth in Indiana.  More...
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This publication describes the make-up of plant cell walls and the anatomy of bark including the phloem and cambium of trees. The food value of bark and woody tissues is also explained and the digestive systems of anima  More...
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Apple scab and Japanese beetle have given crabapples a reputation of being prone to insect and disease problems. In this bulletin we place crabapple cultivars into one of 3 classes of resistance/susceptibility to each of  More...
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This publication provides information about different types of roses. It also discusses how to select roses, prepare a site for planting, rose care, and common diseases and insects in roses.  More...
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This bulletin has been prepared to inform users about the insect and mite pests that commonly attack landscape plants, when these pests are most vulnerable to control measures, and currently available control options.  More...
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Provides photos and brief descriptions of various aboveground insect pests of corn.

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