2021 Turf & Landscape Field Day

  Registration is now open for the 2021 Turf & Landscape Field Day! This year’s Field Day will be held in person at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center on Tuesday, July 13th! The Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day is an annual one-day event with the objective of providing professional turf […]

Green Industry Experiencing Reduced Plant Availability

Green Industry Experiencing Reduced Plant Availability By: Kyle Daniel, daniel38@purdue.edu Article originally published in The Purdue Landscape Report, Issue 21-08 – May 25, 2021 and reprinted here with permission of the author. The Purdue Landscape Report is a biweekly, free publication which provides science-based, timely information for Midwest landscapes. Issues are available online or subscribe […]

Vincennes Hort/Ag Coordinator Highlighted

The May 2021 issue of Boomer Magazine featured Vincennes University Horticulture/Agriculture Coordinator, Jennifer Nettles in the issue’s cover article entitled, “The Therapy of Gardening” by Natalie Reidford. Jennifer Nettles, who is also an INLA member, has been instrumental in growing the Vincennes University Horticulture Program. Read article

Expanded Indiana Small Business Restart Grant

In April 2021, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced a significant expansion of the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant that will add $60 million to the program, which allows small businesses to seek reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021. The program provides working capital to eligible companies by reimbursing […]

In memoriam: David Blake Hobbs

David Blake Hobbs A remembrance by Rick Haggard Dave served as President of the Indianapolis Landscape Association in 1994 and 1995. I will miss Dave not only as a colleague, but as a friend as well. Many are not aware of this, but I had thought about leaving Hobbs in 1993, to possible other “greener […]

In memoriam: Dr. Harrison Flint

We regret to report that Purdue University’s Dr. Harrison Flint passed away on April 13, 2021. Many horticulturists have utilized Dr. Flint’s book “Landscape Plants for Eastern North America” as well as had him as their professor at Purdue University. INLA honored Dr. Flint with the 2003 INLA Award of Merit.  Picture above is when […]

IOSC Reminder to Applicators

State Chemist Reminds Applicators:  Granule Applications Need to be Blown Off Drives, Streets, and Walks Bob Andrews, Executive Director, Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association Reprinted with permission. Spring treatment season is upon us and unfortunately once again we are getting reports of granules not being blown off sidewalks and driveways.  A call from the […]

17-year Cicadas are coming: Are you ready?

By: Elizabeth Barnes and Cliff Sadof, Purdue University Courtesy Purdue Landscape Report When the irises begin to bloom, expect up to 1.5 million cicadas per acre to begin boiling out of the ground. This spring Indiana will see the emergence of the 17-year cicadas (Brood X). These insects feed underground for most of their lives drinking […]