Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardener Podcast: Episode 16


An Austrian pine tree stricken with pine wilt.

An Austrian pine tree stricken with pine wilt. By Mateinsixtynine, CC BY-SA 3.0, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Get ready for Pine Wilt Disease 101 in under 15 minutes!

For episode 16 of the Mid-American Gardener Podcast, host Victoria Shepherd sat down with entomologist and retired associate professor, Jim Appleby, to break down PWD. From the pesky nematode to recommendations for new evergreens, Jim shares his knowledge and even teaches Victoria a thing or two.

For more on Pine Wilt Disease, visit University of Illinois Extension

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As always, thanks for listening.

Air Dates and Times

Channel Day Time
WILL-TV, Urbana Thursday 7 pm (live)
  Saturday 11 am (repeat)
WTVP-TV, Peoria Saturday 11:30 am
WEIU-TV, Charleston Sunday 1:30 pm
WSEC-TV, Springfield Saturday 11 am
WQEC-TV, Quincy Saturday 11 am
WMEC-TV, Macomb Saturday 11 am
Lakeshore PBS, Chicago/Northwest Indiana Friday 1 pm

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