Invasive Species
Purdue professor Catherine Hill
An international team of scientists led by Purdue University has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America.
Taking steps to control mosquitoes and prevent bites can go a long way to protecting public health and curbing transmission of the Zika virus, says Purdue medical entomologist Catherine Hill.
In this illustration, the red-shaded area represents the relative concentration of a neonicotinoid p
Neonicotinoid insecticides applied as a coating to soybean seeds provide a maximum of three weeks of protection after planting and are ineffective against later-emerging threats such as soybean aphids, according to a new publication by researchers from Purdue and 12 other Midwest universities.
Tree of Heaven
Invasive plant species threaten many habitats including forests across Indiana. The introduced Asian tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is one of these aggressive and troublesome invaders. View the resources available to help identify this invasive tree and how to contact a specialist if you encounter ailanthus wilt.
Invasive Plant Species
Want to help conserve nature in Dubois County? Concerned about invasive weeds harming our forests, farmland, and wildlife habitat? Then please join us for an information meeting about organizing a Cooperative Weed Management Area in Dubois County. Specialists will share about invasive species affecting the county and discuss priorities, objectives, and future directions in managing them.
Invasive Plant Species
YouTube
Identifying and preventing the spread of invasive plant species in woodlands and other natural areas is crucial to maintaining healthy native habitats. Come and join Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources as our specialist provides tools to help identify and report invasive species.
Booklouse (Photo credit: David Shetler/Ohio State Univ.)
When I was growing up, there were some kids in our school who were known as bookworms. These kids always seemed to have their nose in a book. I enjoyed reading as a child, but I am sure no one would have thought of me as a bookworm. That is because when given the choice in those days I would be outside communing with nature rather than poring over the printed page.

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