No. 3/May 8, 2009

Pest Management Retailer Training Website
Retail store employees have training available to help them become more knowledgeable about IPM.

Coincide, first published in 1989, addresses the prediction of pest occurrence on ornamental plants by using phenology.

Scouting Watch
Several common pests that are in susceptible treatment stages during bridal wreath spirea bloom are discussed.

Black Turfgrass Ataenius
Black turfgrass ataenius is primarily a pest of highly-irrigated, highly-maintained turfgrass.

Invasive Species Spotlight--Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
The hemlock woolly adelgid, first identified in 1924, is increasingly infecting areas of eastern and Carolina hemlocks in the eastern United States.

White Pine Problems
Problems plaguing white pine trees are discussed.

Holly Leaf Discoloration
Holly species in Illinois are not typically bothered by many diseases, but they can be susceptible to other environmental issues.

Dothistroma Needle Blight
Dothistroma needle blight occurs mainly on Austrian pine in Illinois