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What's Happening?

The drought damaged my lawn.  Now what do I do?  Go to Purdue's new recovery guide: Lawns and the Summer of 2012 Drought/Heat Crisis: Now What?

Common Plant Problems

Click HERE for common plant problems encountered in Indiana.

Websites on Plant & Pest Problems or Pesticides

Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab (Purdue University) (Search the PPDL Website)

Landscape Entomology Laboratory (Purdue University) (Pest Control Links)

Hort Corner: Pests & Disease Section (University of Illinois)

HortAnswers (University of Illinois) (Problem Search)

Diagnostics (University of Minnesota)

Home and Garden Information Center Plant Diagnostic Website (Univ. of Maryland)

Common Problems for Vegetable Crops (University of Illinois)

The Berry Diagnostic Tool (Cornell University)

The Lawn Problem Solver (Extension NCR)


Wildlife Conflicts Information Hotline (USDA, IDNR, Purdue)
Wildlife Damage Management (eXtension.org)
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (icwdm.org) (Prevention and Control Of Wildlife Damage Handbook)
Is there another way to effectively control moles besides trapping? (Purdue Extension-Marion County)


Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC) Pesticide Database Searches (OISC)
Indiana Pesticide Product Database (maintained by NPIRS at Purdue)
Home Use Pesticide Database (Colorado State University)
(This database can also search for organic products only.)
National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) (U.S. EPA/OPP's PPIS, maintained at Purdue)
Purdue Pesticide Programs (Purdue University) (Pesticide Publication Index
Pesticide Labels & MSDS
Tox Drop Program (City of Indianapolis)

Tox Drop Program Brochure
Turf Pesticides and Cancer Risk Database (Cornell University)
Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential (EPA, April 26, 2006)

Tables of Chemicals by Potential Risk
Using Organic Fungicides (Purdue University)

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management (Cornell University)

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) OMRI Products List (list of materials approved for organic use in USA)

Homeowner's Pesticide Log


Weed Science Website (Purdue University)
Weed Identification (Purdue & Other Links)

Publications on Plant & Pest Problems

Purdue Extension Publications (Purdue University)

Animal Damage Management Publications

List of Insect Publications

Fruit Insect and Disease Control (Purdue publication ID-146)

Vegetable Insect Control (Purdue publication E-21)

Ornamental Insect Publications

Plant Disease and Pesticide Publications

Turf Insect and Disease Publications

Abiotic Plant Disorders (Michigan State University)

Ohioline (Ohio State University)

Insect and Mite Control on Woody Ornamentals and Herbaceous Perennials (Bulletin 504)

Disease Control in the Landscape (Bulletin 614)

Insect and Other Pest Fact Sheets

Plant Disease Fact Sheets

Search Ohioline

BugDoc Fact Sheets (Ornamental & Turf Insects) (Ohio State University)

Integrated Pest Management (University of Illinois)

Insect Documents

Reports on Plant Diseases (RPD)

IPM of Midwest Landscapes (Ornamental & Turf Insects) (University of Minnesota)

Tree and Shrub Pests (organized by host name)

Tree and Shrub Pests (organized by pest common name)

Turf Pests (organized by damage)

Turf Pests (organized by pest common name)

Beneficial Arthropods (organized taxonomically)

Beneficial Arthropods (organized by arthropod common name)

Websites on Specific Pests & Plant Problems

Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA Forest Service)

 Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Websites
Emerald Ash Borer (Purdue University)

Emerald Ash Borer Management for Homeowners

-Should I use pesticides to protect my ash trees? Click here.

Firewood Alert: Don't Move Firewood
Emerald Ash Borer (North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service)

Emerald Ash Borer Pest Alert Fact Sheet
Emerald Ash Borer (Indiana DNR)

Emerald Ash Borer found near Indianapolis

DNR announces change in procedures to deal with EAB
Emerald Ash Borer Info (regional website)
Alternatives to Ash Trees (university-forest service, 25 pages)
Alternatives to Ash Trees (IDNR CUF, 1-page overview)

Gypsy Moth (Purdue University)

Japanese Beetles (Purdue & Other Links)

Periodical Cicadas (Purdue & Other Links)

Pine Shoot Beetle (National Agricultural Pest Information System)

Soybean Rust (Purdue & Other Links)

Sudden Oak Death (Purdue & Other Links)

A Practitioner's Guide to Stem Girdling Roots of Trees (University of Minnesota)

Timely Pest Reports & Newsletters

Photos of Insects & Other Arthropods