Welcome to the first issue of the 2004 Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Newsletter. This newsletter is published 20 times per year through the growing season for arborists, landscapers, lawn-care personnel, golf-course managers, garden-center operators, and other professional horticulturists. We try to provide timely information on disease and insect pests as they are occurring in the landscape. Occasionally, weed information is also included.
Issues will be biweekly in April, weekly in May and June, and biweekly in July through September, with monthly issues in October and November.
Sightings of pests are very welcome, as it helps the authors be more current. Suggestions are always welcome and should be directed to the author of particular articles, whose name appears in parentheses at the end of each article. Suggestions about the newsletter as a whole should be directed to the newsletter coordinator, Phil Nixon. Contact information for the authors is available at the end of the newsletter.