Issue 1, April 22, 2021


Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Newsletter. This newsletter is written to keep professional landscapers, arborists, golf course superintendents, lawn care personnel, and garden center operators up-to-date on the commercial management of diseases, weeds, insects, and other pests. We will report on the pests we are seeing and anticipating throughout Illinois. To assist us in these efforts, we ask for your help in reporting pest situations as you see them throughout the year. Your assistance will help us to provide relevant and timely content for all of Illinois. Most of the newsletter's authors are only able to scout a small portion of east-central Illinois. Please send pest reports to Travis Cleveland at

Our primary authors are plant pathologists Travis Cleveland (, Diane Plewa (, weed scientist Michelle Wiesbrook (, IPM specialist Maria Turner (,  and entomologists Sarah Hughson ( and Kelly Estes. We also plan to include content and observations from extension educators from around the state.

This year’s newsletter will be published every two weeks throughout the growing season.

Travis Cleveland

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