Join us on Facebook Join us on Twitter

CATEGORIES

Special Promotions Workshops Sign up for e-mail updates Archives Other Extension Stores

Pest Management

America's Least Wanted Wood Borers: Quetta Borer, Aeoloesthes sarta (Solsky)
WB-3-W

America's Least Wanted Wood Borers: Quetta Borer, Aeoloesthes sarta (Solsky)

Quetta borers deveop slowly, but its broad range of potential tree species hosts and its ability to kill healthy trees make it a concern. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers:  Larch Sapwood Beetle, Scolytus morawitzi (Semenov)
WB-10-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Larch Sapwood Beetle, Scolytus morawitzi (Semenov)

Larch sapwood beetles kills larch trees in Asia and Europe. It likely has the potential to kill larches in North America.. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this ins...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Asian Ambroisa Beetls, Anisandrus maiche (Linnaeus)
WB-5-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Asian Ambroisa Beetls, Anisandrus maiche (Linnaeus)

Asian ambrosia beetles have established populations in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

Form...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Black Spruce Beetle, Tetropium castaneum (Linnaeus)
WB-4-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Black Spruce Beetle, Tetropium castaneum (Linnaeus)

Black spruce beetles can cause structural damage to wood that may make trees susceptible to wind storms. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

Fo...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Camphor Shot Beetle, Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford)
WB-6-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Camphor Shot Beetle, Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford)

Camphor shot beetles actively search for their host plants and are highly reproductivie. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

Format: P...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Chinese Longhorn, trichoferus campestris (Faldermann)
WB-2-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Chinese Longhorn, trichoferus campestris (Faldermann)

Chinese longhorn beetles could, if established, cause a tremendous amount of damage to native forest ecosystems. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: European Oak Bark Beetle, Scolytus intricatus (Ratzeburg)
WB-9-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: European Oak Bark Beetle, Scolytus intricatus (Ratzeburg)

European oak bark beetles have been implicated to severe oak decline all over its native range in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this in...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Japanese Pine Sawyer, Monochamus alternatus (Hope)
WB-7-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Japanese Pine Sawyer, Monochamus alternatus (Hope)

If introduced in North America, Japanese pine sawyer beetles have a high likelihood of thriving and causing severe damage. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this ins...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Oak Ambrosia Beetle, Platypus quercivorus (Murayama)
WB-8-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Oak Ambrosia Beetle, Platypus quercivorus (Murayama)

Oak ambrosia beetles feed on oaks, which has implications for the lumber and ornamental industries. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

Format:...

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Oak Splendor Beetle, Agrilus biguttatus (fabricus)
WB-1-W

America's Least Wanted Wood-Borers: Oak Splendor Beetle, Agrilus biguttatus (fabricus)

Oak splendor beetle is a wood borer that primarily attacks oaks - stressed trees are especially at risk. This publication provides distribution, identification, and biological information about this insect.

Fo...

Arrest That Pest! - Emerald Ash Borer in Indiana
13-42-W

Arrest That Pest! - Emerald Ash Borer in Indiana

This free, online set of five lesson plans seeks to improve understanding about what invasive species are and why they represent a serious environmental threat. The program focuses on the Emerald Ash Borer and the threat...

Asian Lady Beetles
E-214-W

Asian Lady Beetles

Lady beetles or 'ladybugs' are not always considered beneficial insects, worthy of protection. With the appearance of literally thousands of annoying and smelly lady beetles, flying and crawling inside a home or ...

Avoid Tank Mixing Errors: A Guide to Applying the Principles of Compatibility and Mixing Sequence
PPP-122

Avoid Tank Mixing Errors: A Guide to Applying the Principles of Compatibility and Mixing Sequence

This publication describes how several factors influence product compatibility. It is important to understand these basic factors (including formulation, tank mixing order, and carrier type) to help you effectively co...

Awesome Insect Fact n' Photo Self-quiz Study Guide
ID-415-M

Awesome Insect Fact n' Photo Self-quiz Study Guide

This set of digital flash cards, created in a PDF format designed for smart phones and tablets, helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 insect photographs together with t...

Bagworms
E-27-W

Bagworms

Bagworms are caterpillars that live inside spindle-shaped bags which they construct to protect themselves against birds and other enemies. This publication provides control measures for bagworms....

Beware of Hitch Hikers! Don't Give the Gypsy Moth a Free Ride
GM-6-W

Beware of Hitch Hikers! Don't Give the Gypsy Moth a Free Ride

This brochure explains how gypsy moth is a forest threat and a public nuisance. It also provides information on how to slow the spread of gypsy moth in Indiana....

Borers of Pines and Other Needle Bearing Evergreens in Landscapes
E-256-W

Borers of Pines and Other Needle Bearing Evergreens in Landscapes

Pines, spruces, and firs are commonly planted in Indiana landscapes individually or in groups to create green borders that mark property lines or protect homes from the wind. When stressed by adverse environmental condi...

Bronze Birch Borer
E-50-W

Bronze Birch Borer

Chlorotic leaves, sparse foliage and dying upper branches of white, paper and yellow birch trees are often the first visible symptoms of bronze birch borer damage. This publication provides assistance in identifying bron...

Corn Insects - Above Ground
E-83-W

Corn Insects - Above Ground

Provides photos and brief descriptions of various aboveground insect pests of corn.

Format: PDF.

Pages: 2.

Language: English.

...

Crabapples Resistant to Apple Scab and Japanese Beetle in Indiana
ID-217-W

Crabapples Resistant to Apple Scab and Japanese Beetle in Indiana

Apple scab and Japanese beetle have given crabapples a reputation of being prone to insect and disease problems. In this bulletin we place crabapple cultivars into one of 3 classes of resistance/susceptibility to each of...

Developing an Integrated Pest Management Program for Nurseries
E-213-W

Developing an Integrated Pest Management Program for Nurseries

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can help you produce healthy, marketable plants at a reasonable profit while using fewer and less toxic pesticide applications. This bulletin guides you through the initial steps of a pro...

Disease Management Strategies for Horticultural Crops: Using Organic Fungicides
BP-69-W

Disease Management Strategies for Horticultural Crops: Using Organic Fungicides

When confronted with a disease, many say they prefer to use organic products because they are more environmentally friendly. Others say they just want to use a product that works, regardless of the ecological impact. Man...

Disease Resistant Annuals and Perennials in the Landscape
ID-414-W

Disease Resistant Annuals and Perennials in the Landscape

One of the best ways to prevent serious plant disease outbreaks is by choosing disease-resistant plants. This publication describes disease resistance in plants, provides management techniques to help avoid disease, and ...

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Cedar Apple and Related Rusts on Landscape Plants
BP-137-W

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Cedar Apple and Related Rusts on Landscape Plants

The cedar rust diseases stand out because of their conspicuous orange gelatinous horns that develop from gray to brown colored fungal galls on the branches of infected junipers. These horns produce spores that can infect...

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Downy Mildew
BP-68-W

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Downy Mildew

Downy mildews are a group of closely related pathogens that can cause major damage in the nursery, greenhouse, and landscape in the form of leaf spots, blights, and distortions.This publication examines the symptoms, dis...

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Leaf Diseases
BP-143-W

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Leaf Diseases

Leaf diseases — or, "foliar" diseases — occur on most species of landscape trees and shrubs. This publication explains the typical symptoms, causes, management, and life cycles of common foliar diseases....

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Powdery Mildew
BP-5-W

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildews are common diseases on ornamental plants in the urban landscape. This publication examines the symptoms, disease cycle, and management options of powdery mildew for ornamental plants in a home setting....

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Rose Black Spot
BP-139-W

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Rose Black Spot

Rose black spot is the primary cause of rose defoliation in the Midwest. Over time, repeated defoliations can weaken the plant, reducing flowering. This publication examines the causes of this disease and recommends ma...

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Grapes
DW-10-EPUB

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Grapes

Pesticide drift can severely damage non-target crops. This Driftwatch publication addresses drift in grapes. It examines products of special concern, injury symptoms and potential impact, and alternatives and ways to avo...

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Pesticide Drift and Organic Production
DW-1-W

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Pesticide Drift and Organic Production

The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq...

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Pesticide Drift and Organic Production
DW-1-EPUB

Driftwatch: Watch Out for Pesticide Drift and Organic Production

The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq...

Fall Webworm
E-255-W

Fall Webworm

In late summer, the outside branches of many of the more commonly planted deciduous trees can become covered with webs produced by fall webworm caterpillars. When unchecked by the wide variety of insects and birds that ...

Fruit Diseases: Apple Scab on Tree Fruit in the Home Orchard
BP-1-W

Fruit Diseases: Apple Scab on Tree Fruit in the Home Orchard

Apple scab is a fungal disease that can result in severe defoliation of apple trees and can affect fruit size and quality. This publication describes apple scab and how to manage it....

Fungus Gnats and Shore Flies
E-111-W

Fungus Gnats and Shore Flies

Fungus Gnats and shore flies are common greenhouse pests requiring considerable attention by greenhouse managers. Because they inhabit the same environments and the controls for both are usually similar, fungus gnats a...

Gypsy Moth Q&A's for Christmas Tree Growers & Nursery Producers
GM-2-W

Gypsy Moth Q&A's for Christmas Tree Growers & Nursery Producers

This publication answers specific questions from Christmas tree growers and nursery producers....

How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection!
ID-401

How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection!

This is a must-have resource for middle and high school students interested in collecting insects. This book shows students how to collect, identify, and display insects and is based on an understanding of principles of ...

Insect and Mite Control on Woody Ornamentals and Herbaceous Perennials
E-504-W

Insect and Mite Control on Woody Ornamentals and Herbaceous Perennials

This bulletin has been prepared to inform users about the insect and mite pests that commonly attack landscape plants, when these pests are most vulnerable to control measures, and currently available control options....

Insects Affecting Hardwood Tree Plantings
FNR-227-W

Insects Affecting Hardwood Tree Plantings

Gummosis is a defensive response of trees in which resinous gum is exuded and deposited on the bark. This response is widespread among plants and is prevalent in members of the Rosaceae (e.g., Prunus supp.). This group i...

Managing the Zimmerman Pine Moth
E-40-W

Managing the Zimmerman Pine Moth

The Zimmerman pine moth is the most important economic pest of pine trees in Indiana and the Midwest. The larva is capable of attacking and severely damaging most pine species in the north central part of the U.S. and po...

Mimosa Webworm
E-11-W

Mimosa Webworm

Mimosa webworms attack both mimosa and honeylocust trees in Indiana. This publication provides information about the life history, susceptibility of honeylocust, and control methods for mimosa webworms....

Nematodes
E-79-W

Nematodes

This publication describes the insect and the type of damage they do. It also discusses control measures including a list of insecticides....

Ornamental Pest Control
PPP-3A

Ornamental Pest Control

This manual is intended as a study guide to help commercial pesticide applicators prepare for Indiana's Category 3a, Ornamental Pest Management certification test. The manual addresses the identification, biology, and co...

Periodical Cicada in Indiana
E-47-W

Periodical Cicada in Indiana

In Indiana most broods of the periodical cicada appear once every 17 years. However, two broods come out every 13 years. Periodical cicadas are usually referred to as "17-year or 13-year locusts." This publication descri...

Poison Ivy
HO-218-W

Poison Ivy

This publication describes how to identify poison ivy, provides treatment options for those who come in contact with the foliage, and offers control options.

Format: PDF.

Pages:

Protecting Pollinators: Tips for Commercial Agricultural Pesticide Applicators
POL-3

Protecting Pollinators: Tips for Commercial Agricultural Pesticide Applicators

While agricultural pesticide applicators may not be able to control factors like habitat loss, they can take practical steps to help protect the pollinators so many in the agricultural industry rely upon. This publica...

Purdue Annual Doctor (iOS App)
ID-456-APP

Purdue Annual Doctor (iOS App)

You will buy this item from the Apple App Store.

You must log into your Apple account for this purchase.

The Purdue Annual Doctor app (which is part of the

Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor
ID-457-APP

Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor

You will buy this item from the Apple App Store. You must log into your Apple account for this purchase.

The Purdue Perennial Doctor app (which is part of the

Purdue Tree Doctor (Android App)
ID-452-APP-A

Purdue Tree Doctor (Android App)

You will buy this item from the Google Play Store.

The Purdue Tree Doctor app (which is part of the Purdue...

Q&A's About Pheromones & Controlling Gypsy Moth
GM-5-W

Q&A's About Pheromones & Controlling Gypsy Moth

This publication answers frequently asked questions about pheromones and controlling gypsy moth including: What is gypsy moth pheromone, How is the pheromone used to slow the progress of the gypsy moth, How is the gypsy ...

Q&A's About Using BtK to Control Gypsy Moth
GM-4-W

Q&A's About Using BtK to Control Gypsy Moth

Answers frequently asked questions about using BtK to control gypsy moth and lists other sources of information....

Roses
HO-128-W

Roses

This publication provides information about different types of roses. It also discusses how to select roses, prepare a site for planting, rose care, and common diseases and insects in roses. ...

Scale Insects on Shade Trees and Shrubs
E-29-W

Scale Insects on Shade Trees and Shrubs

This publication describes the general life cycle of scale insects and control measures for them. It includes a table of the most common scale insects in Indiana with the plants they most seriously affect. ...

Spider Mites on Ornamentals
E-42-W

Spider Mites on Ornamentals

Under favorable conditions spider mites can build up rapidly and seriously threaten plant health. This publication has information about warm season mites, cool season mites, mite management and different types of chemic...

The Elm Leaf Beetle
E-25-W

The Elm Leaf Beetle

Describes the life history and feeding habits of the elm leaf beetle. Control methods are discussed. ...

The Gypsy Moth in Indiana
GM-1-W

The Gypsy Moth in Indiana

Provides information about gypsy moth which includes their presence in Indiana, how to manage them and their biology and identification. The publication also answers several frequently asked questions about gypsy moth an...

Thousand Cankers Disease: Indiana Walnut Trees Threatened
ID-478-W

Thousand Cankers Disease: Indiana Walnut Trees Threatened

Thousand cankers disease (TCD) has killed many black walnut trees in the West, and the beetle that transmits the fungus has been detected in Indiana. This publication describes TCD and Indiana's walnut product quarant...

Weed Competition Control in Hardwood Plantations
FNR-224-W

Weed Competition Control in Hardwood Plantations

A publication for landowners with wooded areas. Covers weed control strategies and related issues....

Western Flower Thrips
E-110-W

Western Flower Thrips

Topics discussed about the western flower thrips are: Damage, biology, management, monitoring/record keeping, biological control and chemical control. ...

Why do Animals Eat the Bark and Wood of Trees and Shrubs?
FNR-203-W

Why do Animals Eat the Bark and Wood of Trees and Shrubs?

This publication describes the make-up of plant cell walls and the anatomy of bark including the phloem and cambium of trees. The food value of bark and woody tissues is also explained and the digestive systems of anima...