No. 19/November 20, 2009

Last Issue for 2009
This is the last issue of the Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Newsletter for 2009. The transition from a fee-based, internet and printed, professionally edited and designed newsletter through the Ag. Publications group to a free access, internet only, in-house edited and designed newsletter through the IPM group at the University of Illinois was successfully accomplished.

Emerald Ash Borer
The Illinois trapping results for emerald ash borer have been compiled by the Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA APHIS. The large, purple traps were used again this year.

Yellowed Spruce
Each year at the Plant Clinic we receive a few samples and calls concerning spruces with bright yellow needles. In most cases it is the two or three-year old needles that are yellow, while younger needles are green and apparently healthy.

Index 2009