Invasive Species
Hellbender Release
The Hellbender salamander is North America's largest salamander. However, its population has been declining over the past decades. Find out more about a study a FNR extension specialist and his team are conducting in order to help improve the population of this endangered species.
Growers of fruits, vegetables, wine grapes or flowers can learn more about production practices, processing, marketing, agritourism, pest and disease control, farm management and food safety at the Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, Feb. 13-15, at the Marriott East Hotel, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis.
vinegar fly on berries
This month, Dr. Tim explains how those pesky flies ended up in your kitchen, and provides surefire tips for getting rid of them.
the Asian long-horned beetle
August is peak emergence season for the invasive Asian long-horned beetle, a pest that poses a serious threat to shade trees. A Purdue University entomologist is urging people to perform their annual tree checkup for these destructive insects. In just a few minutes, people can determine if their trees are infested and save countless other trees through early detection.
typical appearance of a chigger bite
Dear Dr. Tim, Every time I go out to pick raspberries I come home with chiggers. They itch like the blazes and especially so in very sensitive places. What are chiggers and why am I plagued by them? Thanks, Itchy
Woodland Steward Cover
The Woodland Steward, a valuable resource for foresters, woodland owners, timber marketing specialists and any woodland enthusiasts, now has released it's Spring 2017 edition. Learn more about the exciting topics covered with this new edition!
Bagworm caterpillar
In late May and early June bagworms hatch from eggs that lie dormant overwinter in the bag of their mother. The evergreen bagworm has the ability to defoliate evergreen trees and shrubs like spruce, arborvitae, fir, junipers and pine. When given a chance, it will also feed on deciduous trees like maples, honeylocust, and crabapples.

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