DNR - Entomology Weekly Review, April 10

Weekly Review for April 10, 2018

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Phone: (317) 232-4120
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This informal report by the Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology is designed to update the Nursery and Greenhouse industry of insect and disease pests the Division has been encountering on a week to week basis and as a way to give a “heads up” of things to be on the lookout for. 

Links can be found at the bottom of the page to manage your subscription to this list.  Comments and questions about this report are welcome and can be sent to Eric Biddinger or to your respective Inspector.


• Despite starting the week off with snow on the ground here in northern Indiana, the Nursery Inspectors have started conducting inspections. The regular Weekly Review is scheduled to start on April 24, but there might be an earlier publication if we find something interesting. 

• If you didn’t catch it last year, Ren Hall started with us in August after Scott Kenzie’s retirement. So for those of you on the West Central side of the state who haven’t met her yet, be sure to say hello when she comes through!

• Purdue University Extension has started their own bi-weekly list serve early this year.  Most of the contributors to the Purdue Landscape Report also follow us, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see comments and follow-ups in their report to what we write about. You can subscribe at their website.

• Finally, there are three Invasive Forest Pests Early Detector Training Workshops scheduled for May. Hosted by Purdue Extension and Indiana DNR, these workshops are a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the threats our forests are facing and learn how to effectively scout for and report these invasive species.  Workshops are:

May 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. CST, Mesker Park Zoo, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN
May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. EST, Falls of the Ohio, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, IN
May 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. EST, Dearborn Adult Center, 311 W. Tate Street, Lawrenceburg, IN

Workshops are free, but registration is required. CCHs, ISA CEUs, and SAF CFEs are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Barnes at barne175@purdue.edu or 765-494-0822.

No reports this week

Megan Abraham (Division Director & State Entomologist) - MAbraham@dnr.IN.gov

Eric Biddinger (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - EBiddinger@dnr.IN.gov 

Eric Bitner (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - EBitner@dnr.IN.gov

Kallie Bontrager (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KBontrager@dnr.IN.gov

Vince Burkle (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - VBurkle@dnr.IN.gov

Ken Cote (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KCote@dnr.IN.gov

Phil Marshall (State Forest Health Specialist) - PMarshall@dnr.IN.gov

Kathleen Prough (Chief Apiary Inspector) - KPrough@dnr.IN.gov

Angela Rust (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - ARust@dnr.IN.gov

Jared Spokowsky (Nursery Inspetor & Compliance Officer)Jspokowsky@dnr.IN.gov

Kristy Stultz (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KStultz@dnr.IN.gov