No. 2/May 2, 2011

Scouting Watch
Several insects to be on the lookout for are discussed.

Periodical Cicada
Periodical cicadas are scheduled to emerge this year in most of the southern half of Illinois as part of the Great Southern Brood, Marlatt's XIX brood. Emergence is expected in mid to late May.

SOS: Help My Spruce is Dying!
The Plant Clinic received many calls about Spruce tree problems, often times, with the same description of symptoms. Several of the possible causes are discussed.