Issue 1, April 16, 2012

First Issue of 2012

Welcome to the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Newsletter. Our purpose is to provide disease, insect, weed, and other pest information on a timely basis for the professionally-maintained landscape. We write primarily for arborists, landscapers, lawn care professionals, golf course superintendents, and garden center operators.

Although homeowners can obtain useful information from this newsletter, control options will be targeted at the professional’s time constraints as well as pesticides and pesticide trade names sold for professional use. Homeowners seeking control recommendations should consult the soon-to-be-published Pest Management for the Home Landscape publication that will be available through local University of Illinois Extension offices and the Pubsplus website at

We plan to have 18 issues this year, with the next issue in two weeks. During May and June, the newsletter will be published weekly. It will be published every other week during July, August, and September, with a final issue in mid-October. You can sign up at our website for email notifications of new issue postings. This newsletter is only published on the internet, but a pdf file of each issue is available for download and printing.

We try to keep each issue’s length within four pages so that it can be easily read during your busy schedule. If you encounter unusual pests or unusually numerous pests please let us know. For diseases, contact the Plant Clinic with information at For insects, contact me at We are also interested in your suggestions about the newsletter. (Phil Nixon)

Phil Nixon

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