Purdue Commercial Nursery & Landscape Program

The Purdue University Commercial Nursery and Landscape program strives to make the industry in Indiana, the Midwest, and the United States more profitable, sustainable, effective and efficient, while increasing the quality of life for the owners, employees, and the general public through education, research, and outreach programs. The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, with the assistance of Purdue University Extension, aides in facilitating these endeavors. Being a leading land grant institution, extension and outreach programs are designed to facilitate the advancement of agricultural industries, including the Nursery and Landscape Industry. We will commit to the industry to develop and maintain effective educational programming and research that will be relevant and productive for the industry’s needs. We always welcome feedback to become a more efficient resource for the Nursery and Landscape Industry.


Tree Selection for the 'Un-natural' Environment
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Sick of Stink Bugs and Other Invasives?  Download Free App and Start Report IN!


John Obermeyer, Purdue University

Chances are you’ve seen one of these bugs around your house.  They can be a nuisance (not to mention smell bad), but what are they?

These are brown marmorated stink bugs, an invasive species from China accidentally introduced to the United States in the late 1990s.  You can tell them apart from native stink bugs by their black-and-white antennae and gray underside.  

John Obermeyer, Purdue University.                               

In addition to getting in your house, the brown marmorated stink bug damage crops like apples and sweet corn.  So what can you do to help fight against the spread of brown marmorated stink bug? 



We need to know where it is to implement control measures. However, we can’t say it’s a problem unless you report it!



As you can see, only a few counties have reported brown marmorated stink bug, even though we know it has spread throughout the entire state.  

Start Report IN! Help us fill in the map by downloading the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app onto your smartphone or tablet (links below) and reporting any brown marmorated stink bugs you see! 

For more information on BMSB, please see this link.

Thanks for your help. We will send you a link to an updated map in June to let you know about newly reported finds!

Cliff Sadof, Professor
Sara Stack, Graduate Student

Department of EntomologyPurdue University
Smith Hall
901 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
765-494-2152 (FAX) 

invasive alternative bulletin picture.jpgClick here for our Facebook site, giving you the latest news and stories relating to the Nursery and Landscape Industry in Indiana and the Mid-West.

Educational Opportunities:

The Indiana Green Expo (IGE) is Indiana's most comprehensive green industry educational conference and trade show. It is a time of education, new products and networking with industry members. The IGE features exhibiting companies from around the country. Our attendees are from Indiana and the surrounding states which include business owners, managers and staff of wholesale and retail nurseries, landscape management firms, greenhouse growers, golf course superintendents and staff, grounds maintenance departments, landscape design and installation firms, garden centers, consulting firms, educational institutions, suppliers and more! Go to www.indianagreenexpo.com for more information.


For questions, please contact Kyle Daniel at 765.494.7621.


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