Issue 1, April 18, 2011

First Issue for 2011

This is the first issue of the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Newsletter for 2011. We plan on having 18 issues through the growing season. The next issue will be in two weeks, we will have weekly issues during May and June, switching to issues every other week during July, August, and September, and finishing with a single issue in October.

This newsletter is written for professional horticulturists, including arborists, landscapers, lawn care professionals, golf course superintendents, nursery growers, sod growers, and garden center operators. Homeowners can gain information from pest descriptions and biologies, but recommended pesticides may not be available to them. Homeowners should refer to the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Guide for pesticide recommendations and non-chemical control options not practical for the professional.

We will provide information concerning insect, disease, and weed occurrence throughout Illinois as it is happening. We will also try to predict when controls should be enacted. To provide this information, we rely on reports from around the state and ask that you let us know what you are seeing. Please send reports to the newsletter coordinator, Phil Nixon, at Phil writes most of the insect articles and Stephanie Porter writes most of the disease articles. You can contact Stephanie directly at (Phil Nixon)

Phil Nixon

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