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The Cicadas Are Coming

May 14, 2021 | Categories:

In this bonus episode, Rusty continues his conversation with Entomologist, Nikki Hendrickson. It’s almost time for Brood X, the periodical cicada, the 17-year cicada! Tune in to find out when you can expect their emergence and what kind of damage to look out for, plus information about the cicada killer wasp.

About our guest:
Nikki Hendrickson is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Horticultural Production and has a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. For the last 20 years, she has held various roles in the green industry, including being a sales representative for Advanced Turf Solutions and positions with multiple trade associations. Nikki is the current president of the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation and a member of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has served as the past president of both the Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association and the Green Industry Alliance.

About our host
Rusty Stachlewitz is a Seed Product Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions. Rusty received his Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management. He has been a Golf Course Superintendent and General Manager in the industry. He’s also been the turfgrass department head of two colleges and the Program Director of The Lawn Institute.