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Cliff Sadof and Annemarie Nagle educate communities about EAB
Keith Robinson
Published in the April 23, 2012 issue of
Purdue University News Service
Date Added: 4/24/2012
An adult emerald ash borer feeds off a leaf. (Purdue University Department of Entomology photo/John Obermeyer)

The tree-killing emerald ash borer is emerging about a month ahead of schedule in Indiana because of the early warm weather, leading a Purdue Extension entomologist to urge homeowners to take steps now to protect their trees.

Homeowners who want to protect their ash trees with insecticides need to start applying them as soon as possible, Cliff Sadof said. That is because adult borers typically take flight about the same time that black locust trees bloom - a process which has started as a result of favorable temperatures for both.

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Early spring, lawn mowing and insects
Tom Turpin
From "On Six Legs"
April 12, 2012
Date Added: 4/24/2012
Ladybird Beetle

This year I mowed the lawn for the first time on March 24th. Most of us who live in the northern and central areas of the U.S. aren't accustomed to mowing the lawn at such an early date. As a general rule, we haven't even put away the snow shovels, much less sharpened the mower blades by the end of March.

Now don't get me wrong; I have nothing against mowing grass. In fact, I rather enjoy the process. You know, the hum of the engine, the whir of the blades, the smell of the new-mown grass. The words of James Whitcomb Riley describe the feeling very well: "O, it's then the time a feller is a feelin' at his best, With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest."

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A/P staff members Melissa Shepson and Vishal Lodha promoted
From April 20, 2012 issue of Purdue Today
Date Added: 4/20/2012
Vishal Lodha >Melissa Shepson

A number of administrative and professional staff members in the College of Agriculture have been advanced in rank beginning the next fiscal year on July 1, based on exceptional effort.

All of those who have advanced in rank are listed below:

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