Purdue lab sees increase in
wheat disease and tree dieback
By Olivia Maddox
April 26, 2011
The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory is busy this spring identifying wheat diseases for Indiana farmers and helping homeowners understand why needles on their spruce and conifers are discolored or dropping.
And coming up yet this year, the lab is expecting to see more of a new pest to Indiana: the brown marmorated stink bug.
Indiana wheat fields are showing signs of diseases that infect plants in the fall.