Environment
Help the Hellbender
Rescue efforts are in full force to save the hellbenders as Purdue partners with three Indiana zoos. The North America's largest salamander is in decline nationally and is most vulnerable to predators when young. Dr. Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, is leading this crucial research to raise and release hellbenders back to their habitat.
Emerald ash borer
With the emerald ash borer now in season again, a Purdue Extension mobile app can assist homeowners and community leaders in identifying and treating infested trees.
Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control.
Black cutworm larvae can be a threat to newly emerged corn plants. Corn growers should scout their f
With temperatures warming and corn emerging in some parts of the state, Indiana farmers should start scouting for signs of black cutworm, says John Obermeyer, integrated pest management specialist at Purdue University.