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Invasive species council returned $100K in funds
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Guam Invasive Species Council leaders said they had to return $100,000 in federal funding last fiscal year because they didn't have personnel to fill the positions for which the money was intended.

NSF Grant Funds ESF Ecologist's Gypsy Moth Research
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A scientist from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is among the researchers whose work is supported by $12.1 million in funding by the National Science Foundation.

Japanese stiltgrass, a prolific invasive species
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For me, when I first see a patch of Japanese stiltgrass, it makes me think of a patch of Bamboo because of how quickly it takes over.

This 'vicious' invasive plant burns hot enough to kill trees and stabs them with its roots
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That plant may look idyllic, but it's actually a rapidly spreading invasive species that crowds out native plants and causes major issues for Alabama's pine forests, including what's left of the state's longleaf pine ecosystems.

Asian gypsy moth found in Santa Cruz
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An Asian gypsy moth has been found in Santa Cruz in a pest detection trap located at a residential property, Santa Cruz County reported Friday.

Here's What's Eating the Leaves on These Maple Trees
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A little caterpillar that arrived this spring could take a big chunk of the sweetness out of maple sugaring season.

Zebra mussels are poster child of invasive species

Clean, drain and dry. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to keep reminding anyone with a boat or a bait bucket about the crucial practice.

Unusual summer rain led to 'crazy' ants spreading across South Mississippi
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Tawny crazy ant colonies can grow to gigantic sizes with populations of workers in the millions and over 100 queens per colony.

Dangerous grain pest found in bag at PHL
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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection found larvae of the Khapra beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insects to grains, cereals, and stored foods, in the luggage of a woman arriving at Philadelphia International Airport from Sudan.

Western Bean Cutworm Season is Just Beginning
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Despite its name, Western bean cutworm is a corn pest in northern New York. Adult Western bean cutworm moths are able to overwinter in the North Country and also arrive on weather fronts during the season.

Positive attributes aplenty for new Sunpreme raisin grape
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The vine mealybug, compared to other mealybugs, causes the most damage, has more eggs and generations, feeds on leaves, and has the most honeydew extraction.

4 PA suburbs added to lanternfly quarantine area
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The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that was first found in the United States in Berks County. Reading and three of its suburbs were added to the list of quarantined municipalities in Berks on Friday.

Dig into sustainable gardening methods to benefit all
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Your garden is your private space, but it is also part of the world. Practicing sustainability is the right thing to do.

Wheat Streak Mosaic is timely issue at WheatU event
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Nearly 250 Kansas wheat farmers met in Wichita, Kansas, on August 8, 2017, for the WheatU event, sponsored by High Plains Journal and Indigo Ag.

Climate change may encourage invasive species, scientist warns
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NCC released a list of invasive plants, some of which are still sold in garden centres, with the hopes people will spot them and report them.

Watch an insect expose its guts while still alive
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In the past, getting an inside look at living bugs was difficult. The solution, according to a new study: insect anesthesia.

Trees felled without warning after arrival of killer disease
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Marina Baixa farmers were shocked this week as they arrived at their farms to discuss the plague of X. Fastidiosa to find the Ministry of Agriculture had already begun tearing their trees down one hour earlier.

Harveys Lake begins hydrilla eradication program
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The days are numbered for the hydrillas taking root in Harveys Lake.

Local farmers tackle late blight problem
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A destructive fungal disease is affecting produce here in western Massachusetts.

Montana Saltcedar Team to control the invasive plant on Missouri River Corridor
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The Montana Saltcedar team will be launching on a weeklong canoe trip to treat invasive saltcellar populations along the eastern reaches of the Missouri River.

State parks fight invasive Asian shrub
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Autumn olive is considered one of the most invasive woody species in Southwest Virginia parks and pastures.

Beaconsfield offers EAB grant to residents
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Our city is no longer spared; it is important to act immediately to save the ash trees.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Lafayette
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Emerald ash borer is a non-native beetle that attacks ash trees. It was first discovered in Michigan in 2002, and it has spread to 30 states, including Colorado.

Three more cases of Dutch Elm Disease discovered in Regina
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There have been three more cases of Dutch Elm Disease discovered in Regina. The total number of trees infected so far this year is nine.

Signs of late blight strike dread into hearts of tomato growers
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Farmers across the Pioneer Valley have been forced to get rid of plants hit with late blight, a disease that destroys tomato and potato crops by spreading spores in the air.

Late blight found in Pierce County
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Late blight, a fungus that can kill tomato and potato plants, has been confirmed in Pierce County, according to the Pierce County UW-Extension Program.

Japanese beetles arrive in chestnuts
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Adult Japanese beetle activity is intense in some Michigan chestnut orchards this season.

Invasive Plant Species Takes Over Park In Staten Island
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One of the world’s most invasive plants is spreading on Staten Island, and the City Parks Department needs your help tackling the problem.

Viticulturists and scientists battle latest vineyard virus: red blotch
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“We’re putting our best foot forward,” explained Lucas Pope, who’s taking every step possible to ensure that the vineyard is free from all imaginable ills.

Toxic hogweed plant spreading in Canada
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It can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness — and it’s spreading.

Invasive gobies may change Oneida Lake's complexion—again
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Smaller mussels were consumed more than larger ones, suggesting that round gobies prefer the zebra mussels.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs—an Invasive Species—May be Here to Stay on Cape Cod
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This insect is native to Asia and is known for damaging both vegetable and fruit crops in the U.S.

Some happier news, for a change, on honeybees' health and colony collapse
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The big headline, I think, is that commercial beekeepers’ losses to the mysterious colony collapse disorder (CCD) were down 27.2 percent.

Staten Island nature: What is mimicry in the animal world?
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The black pattern on the transparent wings of the apple maggot fly resemble the appearance of a jumping spider in an example of Batesian mimicry.

Go outside and give your trees the once over
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It’s August, and that means it’s time to check your trees — maple, ash, birch, poplar, willow — to make sure they are healthy, strong, and pest-free.

Herbicide treatment of invasive Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake completed near Aurora, NY
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Sample rakings would bring up a mixture of species such as muskgrass, starry stonewort, white stem pondweed, sago pondweed, eurasian water milfoil, Canadian waterweed, and of course, Hydrilla.

Invasive species being replaced with native grasses at Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge
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Substantial tracts of autumn olive, an exotic invasive species, are being removed. At the same time, other areas of the refuge are being transformed by the planting of native grasses

1,900-foot rule canker rule based on science
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Citrus canker is a plant bacterial disease (not transmissible to humans) that can be quite devastating.

How to start snail farming business and grow rich in Nigeria
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There are 3 major types of snails used for snail breeding in Nigeria and Africa in general due to their commercial value. These are: Achatina Marginata (AM), Achatina Achatina (AA) and Achatina Fulica (AF).

Plant ground covers in shady areas under trees
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As my trees have grown larger, the grass growing under them is becoming thinner and thinner. Are there ground cover plants which I could plant in these shady areas?

Part of Hiawatha Forest bike trail shut down
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A portion of bike trail in the Hiawatha National Forest has been closed until further notice.

Stratham Hill management work, ball field test pits planned
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Various invasive species, specifically the Norway Maple will also be removed from various areas of the park including behind the Scamman restrooms and along the fire tower roadway.

Park palm trees marked for removal
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The elegant, imported palm tree — for decades a symbol of Southern California — is facing hard times.

With the ban on the sale of May Day trees, what more can Anchorage do to stop the spread?
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The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance this week banning the sale of several invasive species.

Wet summer helps invasive plants spread
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A wet summer has helped keep trees and plants quite green, but it's also brought on an unwelcome problem: Invasive plants are spreading much more rapidly.

Westford volunteers fight a water invasion
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Town officials and Westford Conservation Trust members are in a battle against the invasive Eurasian water chestnut plant.

Sad to see invasive species problems caused by carelessness
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Common Toadflax, wild boars, goldfish, and more like to destroy our ecosystems

Invasive species a concern for Devils Lake
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Salt cedar, an invasive species of tree, has been cited as a possible concern for other plant life that thrives near Devils Lake.

There are several reasons for poorly performing plants
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Squash vine borer could be a culprit on squash and melon.

Sponsored: SCN and SDS: The Connection
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The presence of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in a field substantially increases your risk of developing sudden death syndrome (SDS) and reducing your soybean yield potential.

AIS Phragmites Control
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We are responsible for reviewing the options that ensure the greatest possibility of species removal, while having the lowest possible impact on the surrounding human, plant, and animal communities.

HLB fight focuses on protecting commercial citrus
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A discovery in a Riverside backyard has added more urgency to California's work to fight a fatal citrus disease.

Proposed ordinance targets bamboo growth
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The Adrian City Commission had its first reading of an ordinance that is proposing to take on the overgrowth of bamboo in the city.

Northwest Michigan fruit update
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Cherry harvest is winding down and apple size and quality are looking good.

DNR: Check your trees for the Asian longhorned beetle
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They haven’t been found here yet, but the Department of Natural Resources is asking you to take a quick look around your trees for the Asian longhorned beetle.

State funding supports fight against invasive species
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State Sen. Pam Helming recently announced that funding for special grants she helped restore in this year’s state budget is enabling emergency research to combat a new invasive species that is threatening area farms.

Heroes of Wellesley's vernal pools
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One man’s shallow muddy puddle is another man’s vernal pool. The difference is that in Wellesley -- and other towns across the state -- the pools are both protected and treasured.

Projet Montréal promises to plant 30,000 trees on Mount Royal
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The opposition party at city hall says the action would help mitigate the effects of emerald ash borers that are threatening about 27,000 ash trees on the mountain.

IoT tracks ‘bee talk’ to help improve honeybees health
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Oldooz Pooyanfar claims her system enables data collection on sound within the hives and also tracks any abnormalities to which beekeepers can immediately respond.

How to deal with spider mites
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With spider mite infestations, people may think a chemical insecticide, or in this case, a miticide is the answer. However, insecticides/miticides should only be used as a last resort.

Chesterfield continues to monitor invasive plant growth in reservoir
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If left unregulated, the non-native plant could stunt fish populations, impact wildlife depending on those fish, and could cause slower filter run times for the utility department.

Cayuga Co Health Department: Know the signs of harmful algal blooms and hydrilla
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We would ask those enjoying the outdoors to be on the lookout for two water quality menaces threatening our lakes and streams: harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hydrilla.

Effects of temperature on development of Lymantria dispar asiatica and L. dispar japonica
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Our data will benefit pest managers in developing management strategies, pest risk assessments, and timing for implementation of management tactics.

APHIS Adds a Portion of the East Fork Wildlife Area in Ohio to the ALB Regulated Area
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Effective immediately, APHIS is adding 576 acres of the East Fork Wildlife Area in Clermont Co to the Asian longhorned beetle regulated area.

Lake George report: Boating up, but invasives too
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Quagga mussels and the hemlock woolly adelgid: Both have been found near the lake and could “hitch a ride” with a boat. They can be hard to detect in their juvenile form.

Ash trees may disappear from Dutch landscape because of fungus
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An fungus called Chalara ash dieback is wreaking havoc among ash trees in the Netherlands and foresters fear that in the worst case scenario 98% of all ash trees could die.

Recent rainfall propels fungal growth in area Dogwoods
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An abundance of moisture in a short period of time can have side effects, especially in the case of the fungal pathogen anthracnose on Panhandle dogwoods.

Don't let bugs bully your beans
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Your beans should be filling out and even giving you a few baskets full of crisp legumes by now. But if you see a few leaves with some spots and crinkles in them, your fresh side dish could be in jeopardy.

Waikato waterways clean up drive gets $1.64 million boost
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“We have a strong focus on boosting water quality in our region in partnership with others.”

Genome-Wide SNPs Reveal the Drivers of Gene Flow In An Urban Population of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus | bioRxiv
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Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive disease vector with an expanding worldwide distribution.

Show off the fruits of your labor at the Utah County Fair
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Question: Someone placed traps in my neighbor’s walnut tree but I don’t know why. Do you?

Sticky sap protects trees from mountain pine beetles, Edmonton study suggests
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Sticky sap may be a tree's perfect antidote against the destructive mountain pine beetle, new research from the University of Alberta suggests.

Feral-pig control plea in fight to stop spread of Panama TR4 in Queensland banana farms
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Pigs carrying infected soil through the banana growing districts of Far North Queensland could spell a biosecurity disaster for the industry, farmers say.

Japanese knotweed threatens to invade parking lot in Bracebridge
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An orchestrated counterstrike to fend off an invasion was swift and merciless.

Southeast Michigan vegetable update
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Harvest continues and pest pressure remains low.

Managing those pesky, unwanted fire ants
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Texas A&M has come up with a good plan that has been researched and field tested. You will not wipe them out completely, but you should reduce their population significantly.

County agricultural commissioner to hold public meeting on
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This disease threatens all citrus trees, whether they are grown by citrus farmers or in residents’ backyards.

MLA treats L. Minnewaska for Eurasian watermilfoil
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The Minnewaska Lake Association (MLA) contracted with Lakes Restoration again this year to treat 38.27 acres of Eurasian watermilfoil in eight different areas of Lake Minnewaska.

USDA - Farm Bill Section 10007 Period for Project Suggestions Closes Next Week
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The open period for stakeholders to submit project suggestions to APHIS for fiscal year 018 Farm Bill Section 10007 funding consideration closes on August 18, 2017.

DEP probe clears Holmes Beach developer of dune destruction charge
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“We only removed invasive species that did not impact the dune system.”

Slime time had by all
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The ubiquitous Bay Area garden snail is no lowlife.

Designed to keep pests out, Yermo station to be replaced
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The Yermo facility is among 16 California Border Protection Stations that the California Department of Food and Agriculture operates to protect the state’s $47 billion agriculture industry.

Is It Time For New Tactics
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While prevention still remains the best method for trying to control the spread of these aquatic invaders, researchers at the University of Minnesota are exploring other methods to combat zebra mussels.

Beetles attacking stressed trees in the landscape
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This beetle has a very wide host range and is seen in both ornamental and fruit trees all across the southeast.

Disease-Infected Insect, that Kills Citrus Trees, Found in Alabama
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A highly contagious disease is affecting our citrus trees in the South. If the problem isn’t under control, it could completely wipe out our citrus industry.

MSUB fungal research has potential to fight bark beetles
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A discovery by scientists at Montana State University Billings may help forest managers battle the next epidemic of bark beetles.

'Crazy Ant' beginning to leave its mark in Brazos County
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The Tawny Crazy Ant has officially moved in and experts say they won't be leaving anytime soon.

The root of the Irish Famine
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“The Great Hunger”, that occurred between 1845 and 1849, is the greatest disaster in Ireland’s history, with the culprit being a fungus called Phytophthora infestans, that causes the ‘Late Blight’ disease in Potato.

New Restrictions for Wisconsin Potato Producers
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Wisconsin potato producers are facing new restrictions aimed at preventing crop disease, referring to the requirement that growers to use certified seeds and limited time to threat late blight disease.

West Michigan tree fruit update
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Insects don’t take a summer vacation – don’t let your guard down.

Pink bollworm hits cotton in Gujarat, Maharashtra
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The cotton crop in parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra has come under pink bollworm attack as there is an erosion of resistance to the pest in some transgenic varieties.

Volunteers remove ivy from city parks
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The most attractive characteristics of English ivy are arguably what makes it such a pervasive problem.

Harmful beetle continues to spread across WNC
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A destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer has now spread into Haywood County.

Beekeepers unite in Selwyn
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Novice and experienced beekeepers in the Selwyn district can now get the support they need thanks to a new community group, Selwyn Beekeepers (SB).

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid confirmed in Nova Scotia
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This is the first time the pest has been detected in Atlantic Canada.

Control volunteer wheat to stop the wheat streak mosaic virus
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Wheat streak mosaic was detrimental to the western Kansas wheat crop this year.

Montana Researchers Developing New Early Detection Methods For Invasive Mussels
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Phil Matson is gearing up for a day on the Jesse-B research vessel sampling Flathead Lake, not for the invasive mussels themselves, but for the presence of their DNA.

Fearing mussels, irrigator bars boats from Grassy Lake
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Grassy Lake does not, repeat not, have zebra mussels, and the recent closure of a boat launch there is meant to keep it that way, officials with the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District said Thursday.

USDA training facility puts canines into action
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The dogs utilized by the USDA aren’t typically looking for bombs and drugs, but are on the hunt for harmful plant pests and keeping foreign animal disease from entering the country.

Cleanup reveals serene nature park
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Removing some of the invasive weeds and stubborn tamarisk allow more people to access the water’s edge, a lake with dragonflies bounding along where people like to fish.

How predator beetle can protect hemlock trees from invasive Asian bug
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“I realized the hemlock is such an important part of the rivers out there, that we branched out into an approach for a natural solution to the HWA, one that is biological.”

City tree board has workshop on emerald ash borer on Aug. 29
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Those who attend will learn about these pests and their origin and how they spread across the country, as well as the techniques used in diverse areas ranging from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to urban areas, such as Knoxville and surrounding municipalities.

Never too soon to learn about late blight
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Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is a killer. It is capable of destroying a tomato or potato crop in very little time.

Feds award Pa. almost $3 million to control spotted lanternfly
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Efforts to put a crimp in the growing risk of the spotted lanternfly to Pennsylvania's fruit and hardwood industry have gotten a boost from the federal government.

Country Matters: Tall spikes and magenta flowers
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Purple loosestrife, chosen by John Everett Millais - instead of Shakespeare's 'dead men's fingers' - to illustrate his famous scene of the tragic girl in the river, flourished within sight of the sea.

Growing to love the drop-dead gorgeous cornflower
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Blue cornflower is a pretty garden flower with heads of bright blue-violet flowers on tall, slender stems. The flowers are thistle-like and it is part of the thistle branch of the daisy family.

Overwhelmed with Japanese beetles? Pesticides are an option
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The decision to use chemical control for pests never should be taken lightly. Both organic and synthetic pesticides have a certain degree of risk to humans, animals and the environment associated with their use.

Garden Variety: Midsummer leaf spots may be signs of rust disease
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Observation of a rust disease in the garden may be cause for concern or may simply be an aesthetic issue.

New U.S. Corn Disease Gets Fresh Funds - DTN Progressive Farmer
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The grant will help researchers investigate how the disease spreads, what treatment or prevention options might be available to farmers, as well as its genetic characteristics.

The Facebook post that inspired villagers to fight waterlogging
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A local teacher said: 'We, the people, can do a lot of things when we work together voluntarily.'

Dangerous Hogweed Spreading Across Island
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is raising the alarm about an invasive species that can cause harm.

Canada Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes from Idaho Company to Avert Late Blight
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Canada has recently approved three kinds of genetically engineered potatoes that can bring gene resistance to the late blight problem.

Poland responds to European Court of Justice on Białowieża forest logging
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On Monday, Poland’s environment ministry said it would continue to “act”, having earlier said logging was part of a fight against a European spruce bark beetle plague which was destroying the forest.

Winnipeg's nightmare on elm tree
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Simply put, city crews cannot keep up. There isn’t enough money; there isn’t enough time; and there aren’t enough people to keep pace with the fungal assault.

Piru meeting will address infestation of citrus-harming insect
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An open house meeting on Monday will address an infestation of the Asian citrus psyllid that has been detected in Piru.

August Gardening Tips
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Be on the outlook for the pecan weevil.

Leaf-eating moths causing problems at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
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The non-native white satin moth has eaten its way through 200 acres of aspen and cottonwood leaves in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park this summer.

Boat Stewards Prevent Aggressive Aquatic Invasive From Entering Upper Saranac Lake
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This is the first confirmed instance of hydrilla detected and removed in the history of the Adirondack Park's aquatic invasive species prevention efforts.

Finally, a little good news for American honeybees
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It comes as welcome news that the number of domesticated U.S. honeybee hives has risen so far in 2017, according to a new survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USU dealing with Elm Seed Bugs, Utah's newest pest
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For a creepy crawler that was discovered in Utah just three years ago, the elm seed bug has become a real pest.

Water chestnut harvester leaked hydraulic fluid into Sudbury River
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A water chestnut harvesting machine, operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, leaked several gallons of hydraulic fluid into the Sudbury River on July 21, records show.

Diplodia Tip Blight of Two-Needled Pines
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Diplodia tip blight is one of the most visible diseases in the urban environment.

Foresters battle southern pine beetle epidemic
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U.S. Forest Service officials say a severe southern pine beetle outbreak is threatening to damage thousands of acres of pine forest in Mississippi.

Expert advises constant survey of cotton fields
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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and the Agriculture Department are continuously conducting surveys of pesticides to keep a check on pest attack in the cotton belt.

Deadly Citrus Pest Puts Placer County Orchards At Risk
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A deadly pest to citrus trees has made its way to Roseville and a spread of disease could wipe out prized orchards in the foothills.

Stink Bugs on the Move in Soybeans
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There are several species of stink bugs that can be found in soybean, including the green, the brown, the red-shouldered and the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

Have you seen these beetles?
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Officials want you to help them look for a tree killer. It’s called the Asian longhorned beetle. It has a shiny black body with white spots, really long antennae, and sometimes, blue feet.

Significant findings about health of bees
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The article entitled "Buzz on bees amid pesticide alert" (June 21) missed three significant findings by Cornell University researchers regarding the health of honey bees.

Invasive species a threat to Yukon environment and economy
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“What’s beneficial and wanted on one side of the fence can be unwanted and have negative impacts on the other side of the fence,” Powell said.

NDF Issues Forest Pest Alert
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The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is issuing a Forest Pest Alert for the White Satin Moth.

Flies being used to combat invasive red fire ant in Arkansas
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Although not a native species, the red fire ant has been able to thrive in the southern United States primarily due to its lack of a natural predator.

Expert Offers Mosquito Prevention Tips
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Making consistent, small efforts, you can help reduce the likelihood of a big problem.

About a new pest: the bagrada bug
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Control of the bagrada bugs is difficult. They are not easily seen until the infestation is out of control.

Western Bean Cutworm; Some Unpleasant Surprises in Northern Indiana Fields
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Pest managers in northern Indiana counties have been tracking this pest throughout the moth flight and egg laying period. Some are frustrated because egg masses found were well below the 5% plants infested threshold, but are now finding larvae in, or around, the ear.

Can Avocados Be Saved from Deadly Laurel Wilt Disease?
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If you love guacamole and/or any other avocado-infused delicacies, trying times may be afoot.

Beneficials on the rise against soybean aphids, root rot, fusarium in fields
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Fusarium head blight symptoms are evident in some fields, but overall incidence remains low. Soybean aphids surpassed economic threshold in some fields. In some soybean fields natural enemy populations seem to be building in response to the soybean aphids.

Squash Bugs And Vine Borers
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With the zucchinis coming on hot and heavy and winter squash not far behind, you might welcome some insects that prey on these cucurbits.

Fantastic, Fabulous Ferns and Fronds
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Some ferns are considered to be noxious weeds, an invasive species.

Slippery slugs
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Slugs are maestros of mucus.

Maharashtra cotton farmers worry over pink bollworm attack
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Experts say that pest attacks started from Gujarat and have spread to parts of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Russian wheat aphid arrives in Tasmania
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Russian wheat aphid has arrived in Tasmania but the impact of the pest is unknown.

Noxious weeds continue to be constant battle
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aunders County Weed Superintendent Ed Sladky uses a land, sea and air assault when exterminating the 12 species of noxious weeds across Saunders County.

Neshannock resident warns supervisors of thistles
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Marion DiCola, 88, of Shenango Road, sounded the alarm on Wednesday telling the township supervisors about the invasive species that he says can be seen thriving on vacant lots and is going to seed.

Results show 93% drop in pesticide levels due to change in slug control
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The second year of the UK’s largest ever metaldehyde-free farming trial has seen a 93% drop in levels of the pesticide metaldehyde detected in reservoir tributaries.

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for Aug. 1, 2017
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Ripe and ripening fruit in susceptible crops must be protected. This is the final SWD report for the 2017 season.

Weevils to wage war on Canada thistle
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Forage specialists plan to release hundreds of predator insects in Mountain View County this fall to test the effectiveness of a biological control on a very common noxious weed.

Researcher Studies the Bumps and Bruises of Scabby Seed
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WSMV is a warning flag for something undeterred by the dry conditions this year, and one which has no chemical treatment available.

Little critters causing problems in the trees
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Everyone has probably noticed the fall webworms have returned this year.

City officials predicting Regina will lose ten trees to Dutch Elm this year
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One more case of Dutch Elm disease has been found in Regina over the past week, taking the total to six cases this year. On average Regina loses four trees to the disease each year.

Science cracks code of megapests
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Genomes mapped for global megapests cotton bollworm and corn earworm.

Logan parks not given high priority on $411m fire ant crackdown
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The news came a week after The Albert & Logan News revealed at least five parks in Logan were infected with the pest which has a bite that can kill a baby.

UF Scientists to Help California, Florida Growers Control Dangerous Avocado Pathogen
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Faculty from the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center are in California this week to speak at a series of seminars on laurel wilt.

Time to stop pest plants jumping the garden fence
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Many of our most noxious weeds have jumped the garden fence to now threaten our native biodiversity.

August sublime time to plant spinach
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Beyond being obsessed with finally growing spinach, I’ve also been spending a lot of time squishing bugs. In particular Cabbage Moth and Colorado Potato Beetle.

AIS inspectors work to contain zebra mussels, keep out other invasive species
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Without anything to control the invasive species, they overtake lakes, eating native species and potentially changing the lake entirely.

Good News for Bees as Numbers Recover While Mystery Malady Wanes | Agweb.com
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USDA Study Shows Bees on the Rebound.

‘Nature Work Parties’ don’t celebrate invasive plants that plague Surrey parks
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Nature Work Parties are organized in an effort to rid parks of fast-spreading plants such as Periwinkle, Scotch broom, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and others.

Spring is on the way, bringing new cycle of weeds
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Originally from South Africa, Mile-a-minute is a fast evergreen growing vine that has an extensive trailing stem system.

Year of the Cricket in Northern Nevada?
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The Nevada Department of Agriculture is tracking this summer's migration of grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. How many of the pests are coming, and where?

It was Socrates’ undoing, and it’s all over the coast
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This plant can be lethal. It’s the infamous poison hemlock, which was in the toxic mixture drunk by the philosopher Socrates before he died in 399 B.C.

Controlling powdery mildew
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Powdery mildew can be a major problem for nursery managers and gardeners alike.

Florida scientists talk laurel wilt in California
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Daniel Carrillo, a University of Floria assistant professor of entomology, has found more than 14 ambrosia beetles may infest avocado trees, and he is studying them to identify key players in the spread of this disease and working on ways to control them.

West Michigan tree fruit update
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The end of summer is no break for pest management in tree fruits.

Purple traps in Cook County set to detect possible emerald ash borer presence
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To date, there are no confirmed cases of emerald ash borer in Cook County. This could change when the survey is complete in the fall.

USDA - APHIS Posts New Pale Cyst Nematode Eradication Program Report
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The program’s goal is to control PCN spread, and eventually establish Idaho as PCN-free.

Wisconsin crops get more cutworm, less rootworm
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An agronomist says more pests have been found in Wisconsin crops this week.

New Campaign Fights To Preserve Indiana's Ash Trees
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A new Indiana Parks Alliance initiative will help preserve the state’s ash trees.

Bullard High School SSEP project prepares to blast off to International Space Station
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The group’s experiment, entitled Microgravity’s Effects on Solanum Tuberosum Resistance to Phytophthora infestans, aims to see if potatoes in a zero gravity environment is sensitive to potato blight as they are on Earth.

The Real Value of Extension - Guidance, Research, and Education
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Every day, and for well over a century, farmers have the opportunity to reach out to experts for guidance, unbiased research information, planning assistance, education and on-farm visits absolutely free of charge through the Cooperative Extension.

Latest Pest Reports - International Plant Protection Convention
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T. absoluta is a devastating pest on tomato with the caterpillar being the damaging stage of the pest.

Asian beetle count is low; infested trees found in Boylston
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“If you love trees, now is the time to take 10 minutes and go outside and look for the signs of this invasive pest,” said Josie Ryan, APHIS national operations manager for the ALB eradication program.

Kalamazoo hunting mosquitoes known to carry Zika virus
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Kalamazoo County is looking for mosquitoes known to carry the Zika virus this summer.

Spray Volunteer Wheat Plants to Prevent Wheat Streak Mosaic
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Growers can't treat wheat streak mosaic once it arrives in their fields. The disease yellows wheat plants and can decimate yield.

Potato Cyst Nematode pest resistance and tolerance put to test at new Hutchinsons trial site at Mildenhall
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Experts are looking at the performance of potato crops hit by Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN), a roundworm pest, at a series of trials near Mildenhall.

Avoid overwatering to prevent plant diseases
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If root rot is diagnosed, there are fungicides on the market that, if wisely chosen, can reduce or alleviate the problem. However, the best thing to do is to correct the real problem and avoid overwatering.

Get your wasps and join the fight against citrus greening
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Florida residents can apply online to the department for tiny parasitic wasps called tamarixia that hunt the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that spreads the fatal disease “citrus greening.”

HLB detected in northern Argentina
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Argentine authorities have found citrus greening disease around 48 miles from the border of the USDA'S approved zone for lemon imports from the South American country.

DNA provides new insights on the control of invasive Russian knapweed
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"Our findings provide important insights in how to best manage localized knapweed outbreaks."

Potato blight problem "solved"
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'The potato problem is solved' is the bold claim of a Canterbury researcher who believes the industry can be transformed by simply growing potatoes under finely perforated plastic mesh covers.

Only a "matter of time" before Russian Wheat Aphid sweeps north
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The Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) may not have found its way to the northern cropping areas yet, but is it only a matter of time before it does.

Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD
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It’s that time of year again when spotted wing drosophila (SWD) trap catches begin to rise and cherry growers start to implement spray strategies.

Oneida Co. health officials warn public to be on lookout for Giant Hogweed
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Giant Hogweed is a public health hazard that the Oneida County Health Department says your family should be on the lookout for.

In the weeds: When our wild plants become invasive
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Some undesirable plants have earned the title of being invasive, spreading to the point of causing ill effects to the natural environment.

Lotus corniculatus L. response to carbon dioxide concentration and radiation level variations.
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Given its relative importance as a forage species, the two Greek researchers thus set out to examine how L. corniculatus might respond to future changes in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration.

Pine beetle epidemic creating heightened wildfire risk
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If you thought the number of trees affected by the mountain pine beetle was bad this year, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Taking serious note of environmental change
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As temperatures change, disturbances like droughts become more frequent and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increase, scientists and conservationists are increasingly attempting to understand and prepare for how that will affect invasive species.

DEC warns residents to watch out for oak wilt
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It can be referred to as a heart attack for a tree, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking people to be vigilant.

Cambridge Pod Patrol warns of harmful black swallowwort plants
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The Cambridge Pod Patrol is warning Cambridge-area residents of an invasive plant species, black swallowwort.

USDA - August Is Tree Check Month, Public's Help Needed to Stop the Invasive ALB in Its Tracks
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This is the best time to spot the round, drill-like holes made by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB); a highly destructive invasive pest that destroys trees.

No kidding, Salt Lake school 'gardeners' are of the four-legged variety
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The small herd from 4 Leaf Ranch in Kamas is a green alternative for eliminating cheat grass and other plants that have overtaken the hillside.

Row rice, nematodes featured at field tour
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Because the field had a major root-knot nematode problem last year, AgCenter plant pathologist Charles Overstreet used site-specific nematicide technology.

Japanese Beetle Outbreak Among The Worst In Minnesota
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“This year it’s an epidemic, they’ve gone over to corn and soybeans now. And so it’s not just ornamentals,” said University of Minnesota entomologist, Dr. Vera Krischik.

Herbicide test targets invasive species in Solon Springs
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Giddy Up and Go Goats help clear buckthorn and other invasive species from Lucius Woods Park in Solon Springs in 2015 and 2016. Now, the county is experimenting with a herbicide to address the issue.

To Every Weed There Is a Season
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The PCNWCB presented “The Sinister Seven,” a list of noxious weeds requiring mandatory control measures within Pierce County.

Not so secret garden
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Michigan State University entomologist and nematologist Marisol Quintanilla said there is great diversity in beneficial insects.

Plant Disease Clinic at Penn State provides diagnostic, management services
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If left untreated, plant disease can have a devastating impact on society.

New palm tree disease in SW Florida could get expensive for taxpayers
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Florida taxpayers spend tens of millions of dollars every year on palm trees

Knowledge to Grow: Methods to control bindweed
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Many gardeners have had the displeasure of trying to rid a garden of a frustrating plant called bindweed.

DEP Employees Paddle with a Purpose, Joining the Fight Against Invasive Water Chestnut
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Volunteers gave a total of 540 hours of service during this year’s pull.

A week to learn how to STOP invasive species
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In all of these cases, these creatures did not make it here on their own but were transported, knowingly or by mistake, by humans.

Invaders: Many common ‘wildflowers’ are invasive species in the Yukon
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Ox-eye daisies, sweet clover and hawksbeard are among the most common invaders

Honeybee colonies across LI, state under attack by mites
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Honeybee colonies across Long Island and the state are under attack by a dangerous parasite.

Invasive Species in Yellowstone Topic of Aug. 3 UW Research Center Talk
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Invasive New Zealand mudsnails in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem are the topic of discussion.

In deep waters
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The thick carpet of water hyacinth does not allow sunlight to pass through it. The lack of sunlight prevents the photosynthesis of submerged aquatic plants.

Keep your farm pond healthy; protect it from aquatic weeds
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Aquatic weeds can be controlled manually, chemically and biologically.

Christmas trees hit by dry weather and tortrix moths
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The damage to Christmas trees in the UK has so far been mainly restricted to Nordman and Fraser fir.

Smartphone app offers guidance on spraying soybean aphids
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Assessing whether or not to spray soybean aphids? There’s an app for that, but farmers still need to scout and take beneficial insects that prey on soybean aphids into account

Why Japanese beetles are particularly bad this year
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If you think that you are seeing more Japanese beetles eating the plants in your garden this year, you're not mistaken.

Milfoil Weevil - a tiny bug that prevents the spread of eurasion water milfoil
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The Milfoil Weevil is actually one of the good guys when it comes to controlling the spread of Eurasian water milfoil.

UF Researchers on the cusp of Citrus Greening Cure
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Researchers there say that they’re on the cusp of developing a cure to the most serious threat facing the citrus industry worldwide: citrus greening.

Expert weighs in on nematodes, aphids, healthy soybeans
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When visiting with Bruce Potter, the conversation usually starts with, “So what’s the outlook for soybean aphids this year?” Potter is the integrated pest management specialist at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton.

Worker stung by fire ant in Fukuoka
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This was the first reported case in the country of a sting by the venomous species.

Australia spends £245m to rid Queensland of killer insects
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The Australian government is to spend more than £245 million to turn back an invasion of killer ants that are spreading fear across the Pacific.

Forest tent caterpillars: Rain on a sunny day?
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The caterpillars emerge in early spring and gather together to stay warm.

Did Lagoon Restoration Ruin Surfrider Beach?
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The project was never intended to remove the New Zealand mud snail.

World Banana Forum gears up for third global meeting
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The event is facilitated by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and follows on from the inaugural conference held in Italy in 2009 and the second gathering in Ecuador three years later.

Invasive species abound
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I was surprised to see some of the plants considered invasive and dangerous had connections back to childhood memories.

Outbreaks of Smut Caused by Tilletia maclaganii on Switchgrass in New York and Pennsylvania
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The smut fungus, Tilletia maclaganii (Berk.) Clint., is associated with significant biomass reduction in switchgrass in the Midwest. (APS)

Southwest Michigan field crop update
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Crop development in corn and soybean looks good throughout the region, but a few insect pests remain a concern for this year and possibly into next year.

Spider mites attack Kansas gardens
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Spider mites are a problem that people are experiencing in their gardens across the state.

CSU Researchers Seek Samples of Corn Bacterial Leaf Streak
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The Crop Pathology Lab at Colorado State University is conducting a survey in an effort to monitor Bacterial Leaf Streak (BLS) disease in corn fields this growing season.

City resumes assault on Elm Bark Beetles
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The City of Winnipeg is resuming its Elm Bark Beetle Control Program on Monday.

Down for the count: city losing battle against Dutch elm disease
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When diseased trees are not removed quickly – ideally during the summer they are infected – the disease spreads.

Preventing mosquitoes and West Nile
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Tests have positively identified West Nile Virus in mosquito pools collected to test the insects for diseases, and there have been two people reportedly infected with the virus in DeKalb County.

Yosemite National Park Reminds Visitors: Tree Mortality Can Cause Hazardous Conditions
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The immediate cause of this mortality event is a combination of bark beetles and extended drought. Once trees are weakened by the lack of water, they are much more susceptible to bark beetle attack.

Michigan bets on Cold War pollen to remain cherry king
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The latest threat is an invasive fly called spotted wing drosophila that flew into Michigan in 2010 and decimated 21 percent of the state’s 2016 cherry crops.

Early pink bollworm attack dashes hopes of cotton farmers
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The farmers who have sown cotton in large areas are worried now with the appearance of pink bollworm in the early-sown plants in a few mandals in the district.

Placer, Sacramento counties quarantine stores to stop citrus pest
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The psyllid can carry a citrus disease that has ruined entire orchards in Florida and Mexico.

Gypsy moths defoliate 60 acres of private land
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The state is separated into quarantine and non-quarantine counties. Fifty of Wisconsin’s counties fall under the category of quarantine in which there are high volumes of gypsy moths. These counties can choose to partner with the DNR to receive aerial sprays to suppress the abundance of gypsy moths.

Bees mistaken for wasps killed by council workers
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They responded by deploying off-the-shelf wasp killer and continued clearing the allotment site. It has since been observed that the wasps may actually have been bees, re-occupying a disused hive structure.

In the garden: Striking flash of purple
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In flower in wet ditches and damp meadows around the country, especially in the damper counties, purple loosestrife is one of the most beautiful, native wild flowers.

Today’s solution determines future pest enemy
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“Every time you do anything, whether you mow or hand blade, you’re selecting you’re enemy in the future.”

The one-two punch to hemlocks’ nemesis
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The beetles are adelgid hunters, killing them and controlling their spread.

Pretty but potentially deadly
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While many of them are beautiful, some of them are a front for dangerous toxins.

The Living Landscape: The annual invasive weeds walk
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The Lake County Weed Management Area recently hosted its 14th annual "Invasive Weeds Tour" at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park.

Invasives and natives: Saints Walk saunter
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The amazing diversity of our coastal vegetation is threatened by alien invasives.

Early Whitefly Detection Key to Successful Control
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Populations of whiteflies are “unusually high” in Georgia cotton fields this season, making early detection and management of whiteflies essential.

Public Asked To Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds
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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking for the public's help in monitoring West Nile Virus in Delaware.

Cedar Park encourages residents to trim trees
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The city of Cedar Park is asking residents to “trim your trees, please” as summertime is now in full swing.

Zebra mussels found in Comfort Lake
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The mussels, as well as the ongoing infestation on the lake by Eurasian watermilfoil, will be discussed at the CLA’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 in Wyoming United Methodist Church.

State of the Lake: All hands on deck approach needed to keep invasive mussels at bay
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For an infestation to occur, some things have to come together for mussels. There has to be a large enough concentration of them to procreate, reproduce and spread.

Meet the scientists working to stop spread of zebra mussels in state
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Lake Minnetonka alone is home to an estimated 166 billion zebra mussels, according to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

Mindanao banana growers winning war vs Panama disease
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now seeing a better future for banana growers in the Davao region, as the area starts to recover from the infestation of the fusarium wilt two years ago.

Garden Notes
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The GTM Research Reserve is recruiting volunteers to assist with eradicating the Brazilian pepper.

The vampires of the garden
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There are many ways to eliminate or reduce the damage done by slugs.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
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The caterpillars feed on the leaves of the trees and shrubs, and then retreat to the nest at night.

Bug's a boon and a bane
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The emerald ash borer has arrived with a vengeance in southeastern Ohio and its appetite is an arborist's nightmare, not to mention a nemesis of the power companies.

Rep. Rooney introduces bipartisan CITRUS Act to save threatened industry
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The CITRUS Act authorizes critical citrus greening disease research programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and improves growers’ access to a program that incentivizes the replanting of healthy trees in ravaged or abandoned groves.

Though beautiful, aquatic plant causing problems
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The plant grows in thick patches, limiting the oxygen supply for fish and other water species while causing problems for boaters if the plants were to get tangled in the motor.

Using gaming app to spread awareness on protecting date palms
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Al Bastaki said that she would make the game available on IOS and Android devices, using technology to make the game more interactive and educational.

Notice issued regarding palms used by fishermen during lampuki season
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The Plant Protection Directorate is asking for the cooperation

Some soybean aphids showing up so scout your fields | Country Guide
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When populations hit 250 and are still rising consider applying an insecticide, but don’t forget to take beneficial insects into account. There’s an app for that

Blueberry Maggot Fly Poised To Expand In Wisconsin
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The blueberry maggot fly (Rhagoletis mendax Curran) was first detected in Wisconsin during the summer of 2016, and the species is now considered established in the state.

Citrus greening spreads east in California
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The citrus greening disease Huanglongbing has spread further in Southern California to Riverside County

Pest responsible for destructive citrus disease found in luggage at DFW Airport
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Officials at DFW International Airport seized fresh curry leaves that were carrying a pest known to have caused billions of dollars worth of lost revenue to the U.S. citrus industry.

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Ringgold County
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An invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Ringgold County, making it the 52nd county in Iowa where the insect has been found.

‘We know they’re coming'
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With names that sound like they were lifted from a horror novel, different kinds of tiny insects seem to launch a new invasion threatening Santa Fe’s urban forest every year.

Door County asks residents to control invasive plant
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Door County is asking property owners to help control an invasive plant, wild parsnip, which includes a sap that reddens skin and causes blisters.

Tiny stingless wasps released in Hartley Park to slow spread of emerald ash borer
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The wasps are about the size of gnats, and they have no interest in humans, according to Osthus.

How Yeovil office workers dealt with terrifying giant wasp
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At first the team assumed the wasp was a large – and potentially dangerous – hornet. But after the experience of tracking the creature down, they researched what it might have been.

Help rid Fort Collins of noxious weeds
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Noxious weeds are non-native plants that threaten our natural and agricultural lands and disrupt native ecosystems.

Ferguson Forest Centre to lease space to Forest Gene Conservation Association
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The primary objective of the sublease is to promote the conservation and recovery of the Butternut tree species in eastern Ontario, which is under attack by the Butternut Canker disease.

 Volunteers pull invasive pepperweed on Plum Island
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Volunteers came to Plum Island on Tuesday to help fight the rapid spread of a plant that is threatening the biodiversity of local salt marshes.

Insecticides Efficacy in Broccoli for Whitefly Control, 2016
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The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of insecticides for control of SWF on broccoli under low desert growing conditions.

New York asks pool owners to look for tree-killing beetles
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New York state officials are asking swimming pool owners to look for a tree-killing invasive beetle when they clean their pool filters.

ISU Researchers Report Problems with Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistant Soybean Varieties
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Greg Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist, has found that soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant soybean varieties are becoming less effective.

Manage Bollworm First, But Don’t Forget Stink Bugs and Plant Bugs
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As predicted, our first bollworm flight into cotton has been early and heavy.

Bobwhite quail population is on the decline
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The ants threaten them both directly and indirectly. We know how aggressive these ants are, even to other ants.

Pest & Crop Newsletter
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This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive.

Smaller Thompson Seedless raisin grape crop headed for customary start
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Due to much lower bunch counts, most growers are expecting this year’s crop to be smaller than the historical average.

The oldest native plants in West Michigan still play an important role
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In some cases, the plants brought in from foreign lands have helped humans flourish in West Michigan, but there is no lack of evidence that such practices have had a negative impact on the area, as well.

Peter Cundall: Act now to stop peach leaf curl disease | The Weekly Times
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The reason why codling moth grubs survive winter on or near apple trees is because they crawl deeply into cracks and fissures in the bark.

Elders keeping watch on Russian wheat aphid
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Elders agronomists are keeping a keen eye on cereal crops for Russian wheat aphid (RWA) this season, following the first known outbreaks in South Australia’s mid north in 2016.

How to Kill Ivy
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If you’ve already seen such destruction, save your property from the aggressive greenery by following these steps for how to kill ivy and prevent its return.

Officials: Rain needed to save row crops, especially corn
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Dry weather and heat are taking its toll on row crop across Marion County.

Killer citrus disease Huanglongbing found in grapefruit tree at Riverside residence
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Citrus greening, a disease that has decimated citrus groves in other parts of the country, has arrived in Riverside County.

Western Bean Cutworm
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Western Bean Cutworm pest pressure may apparently be higher than in previous years.

A plea to the NJ Pinelands Commission
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The fate of our Pinelands is in your hands. This is a moral, ethical issue.

The Fall Web Makers
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If nothing else, the webworms are pretty predictable.

Effects of soil erosion on crops
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If you suspect that you are losing topsoil due to water erosion or whatever, if you planted switchgrass would that slow the erosion?

Panama disease tropical race 4 confirmed with Australia's largest grower
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We know it can't be eradicated and we know that history, all across the world, is that it spreads.

Summer Beetle Battles
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One of four scarab beetles common in New England turf, Oriental beetles are the least damaging of the four to crops and grass.

There’s a new pest in town
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The elm seed bug has been recognized as Utah’s newest pest.

Be on the lookout for late blight
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All of Western New York is at high risk for late blight infection, so you should check your plants frequently for signs of the disease.

Troop 200 Scout leads Scotch Broom removal Hornaday project at the Lafayette Reservoir
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The team removed over 500 plants with mechanical pullers and other means.

Sick pine tree on your property? This could be the culprit
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If you have a pine tree on your property, this is a good time to inspect it for signs of infestation by Zimmerman pine moth larvae. T

Southeast Michigan vegetable update
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Harvest continues in a wide range of crops.

East Michigan vegetable update
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Many more roadside markets have opened this week, as our main season crops are ripening and getting harvested in quantity.

Zebra Mussels Found In Lake Yankton
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A fast-growing invasive aquatic species has found its way into yet another local body of water.

Tackling the threat of rust disease
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A research facility is helping countries fight wheat rust diseases – and the threat they pose to wheat yields and food security.

APHIS Updates List of Approved Wooden Handicraft Manufacturers in China
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The link provided also provides resources for business and individuals who import wooded handicrafts from China, and a FAQ.

APHIS will accept proposals for FY 2018 NCPN cooperative agreements
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About $5 million in cooperative agreements are anticipated to be awarded under the NCPN section of Farm Bill 2014 Section 10007.

Beetles chewing up plants, gardens in Chicago area
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Small and rather ordinary-looking, the brown viburnum leaf beetle does not seem much of a threat. But this pest is suddenly creating big problems for Chicago-area home owners and gardeners.

DEC: First infestation of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid confirmed in Adirondacks
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The DEC says it is the first known infestation of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Adirondacks.

West Michigan tree fruit update
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After a short break, summer insects in apples will return.

Use a disease management approach when thinking about an SWD management plan
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The trees have exposed leaves. We’re at risk. We spray. Period.

Southwest Michigan fruit update
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Summer insect pests are becoming real problems for many growers.

Record Numbers of Western Bean Cutworm in NE
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If you have seen more Western Bean Cutworms than normal, you are not alone.

Poland faces court deadline in logging case
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Poland claims that trees are being cut down to stop a spruce bark beetle infestation.

Workshop Addresses Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer
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Researchers and forest managers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Northeast are in Duluth this week to develop a game plan for battling the emerald ash borer.

The emerald ash borer has arrived on the Plains
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Robert Lavallée, of the Laurentian forestry Centre in Quebec, is at the head of a team that designed a trap to attract the borer and contaminate it with spores of fungus.

Dangerous plant warning across Dumbarton canal stretches
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Residents are being warned to be on lookout for the “UK’s most dangerous plant” as fears emerge about giant hogweed growing in Dumbarton’s canal stretche

JCU researchers investigating using crazy ant pheromones as weapons against invasive species
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The unique chemical signature of yellow crazy ants is being investigated as a potential weapon to be used against the invasive pests.

Ants, a summer problem in eastern Carolina
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“If you can get rid of them outside, then you won’ t have as many problems inside.”

Town treating Whitman’s Pond with herbicide
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The town of Weymouth is applying an herbicide to the West Cove of Whitman’s Pond in an effort to control invasive weeds growing there.

Water weed could take hold in South West
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Bunbury gardeners are being urged to look out for invasive water weed salvinia after it was reportedly growing in Picton.

Modesto inventor using lightbulb weed killing boat
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Here's a bright idea! A Modesto inventor is using light bulbs to kill weeds in Lake Tahoe.

Extremely Invasive Weed Found Growing in West Lethbridge Pond
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The City of Lethbridge is asking residents to be on the look-out for a dangerous weed recently found growing in a local pond.

Are Commercial Wildflowers Ever Truly 'Wild'?
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Many florists want blooms that are hardy enough to travel and available year-round—which usually means human help is required.

Man tries to win record for world's biggest dandelion
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Winning's only problem is that horticulture experts at the U of I extension office say Winning doesn't have a dandelion, but a "sow thistle."

What are those orange strings that cling to plants?
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Once you have seen dodder, it's easy to recognize. This parasitic annual plant is quite distinctive because it looks like a big ball of orange string covering its host plant.

Dodder: A parasite involved in the plant alarm system
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Host plants communicate warning signals through a parasite network, when insects attack

Garden's friends and foes
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Bees are everywhere this year, as my neighbors are tending hives. Bees can, however, be the arch enemy of cut flower farms. How can this 'bee'?

Japanese beetle recorded in 69 Iowa counties this season
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“There’s been way more,” said Zach Bott, winemaker at Fireside. “They just showed up and swarmed — 20, 30 to 40 (Japanese beetles) per plant.”

Hemlock wooly infests Lake Michigan's shoreline
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Concerned citizens in Michigan are working to protect approximately 170 million hemlock trees from the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA).

This Huge Plant Can Cause Burns, Blindness
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Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that can be dangerous to your health and the environment.

Alien species invasions and global warming a 'deadly duo', warn scientists
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Invasions by alien species and global warming form a “deadly duo”, scientists have warned.

New Property Tax Hikes Expected to Pay for Pasadena’s Battle Against Mosquitoes
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On Monday, the Pasadena City Council is expected to adopt a Joint Tax Resolution which will require the City to assess a property tax increase on Pasadena residents and businesses to pay for vector control services provided by the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD).

Japanese knotweed causing problems in Toronto, conservationists warn
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Torontonians should be fighting back against an invasive plant species that's threatening to take over parts of this city, but there's a problem — it's kind of pretty.

Weeds can be an angler's best friend
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Summer fishing success can be improved for multiple species if you learn to fish in and around weed areas.

Signup for gypsy moth-suppression program under way
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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture urges landowners to help protect West Virginia forests by signing up for the Cooperative State-County-Landowner Gypsy Moth Suppression Program. The signup period runs through Thursday, Aug. 31.

Good Prices, Average Pests Make for Peachy Season
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A big harvest would normally drive prices down, but buyers have been eager for New Jersey peaches this year. That’s because major peach producers in Georgia and South Carolina are having a terrible season.

Why this huge snail that looks like a rabbit is banned in Australia
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The enormous snails are native to Eastern Africa, but quickly spread to many tropical countries.

NIWA unveils aquatic weed harvester
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The management of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, will, this week, be unveiling its latest aquatic weed harvester in Lagos at its 2nd International Conference and Exhibition.

MDC confirms zebra mussels in three Jackson County lakes
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Officials ask boaters to take precautions to prevent spread of destructive mussels

Nematodes Are Everywhere, Including in Corn - News | Agweb.com
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Nematodes are a problem that’s more widespread than you might think.

City receives boost for Russian olive removal
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Russian olive trees aren’t easy to remove, but the city of Casper’s efforts to eradicate the invasive species along the North Platte River received a boost on June 16 from a $5,000 grant awarded by the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition.

Plant Parasite Dodder Transmits Signals among Different Hosts
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This is the first time that dodders have been found to transmit inter-plant signaling. This discovery shows that, in addition to damaging hosts, dodders also transmit ecologically meaningful information among host plants.

Parasitic Japanese knotweed threatens road safety
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Japanese knotweed is a very invasive plant, difficult to control and able to damage road infrastructure

Snails are important to health of marsh | Letters to the Editor | The News
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It was stated that one cause of loss of the main salt-marsh grass (smooth cordgrass) was increased consumption by “snail predators.” This is a misleading statement — the snail in question, the salt-marsh periwinkle, is an indispensable component of the marsh ecosystem.

Isle of Man confirms first case of Chalara ash dieback tree disease
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The presence of Chalara dieback, caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus, has been confirmed by laboratory in the UK.

Protecting Australian cotton from Verticillium wilt
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New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry manage the risk associated with the disease.

Virus vector confirmed in Scottish blueberries
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The aphid is a known vector of blueberry scorch virus (BlScV).

The bizarre physics of fire ants
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A Georgia Tech laboratory, the question at hand is not how to get rid of fire ants, but rather what we can learn from them.

Who's afraid of the giant African land snail? Perhaps we shouldn't be
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Despite their fearsome reputation, our research on Christmas Island's invasive snail population suggests the risk they pose to native ecosystems has been greatly exaggerated.

Railroad gives Lake Zurich $20,000 grant for flowers, trees
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Lake Zurich has received a $20,000 grant from Canadian National Railway to fund downtown beautification projects.

Kenyan farmers revert to maize cultivation after a lull caused by striga weed infestation
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Striga weed, the purple, beautiful looking flower nicknamed “witch weed” in Western Kenya has for many decades flourished in areas with low soil fertility and mono-cropping.

Mesh cheaper than chemicals in stopping potato disease | Stuff.co.nz
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Scientist Dr Charles Merfield believes he has the answer to solving the problem of the potato psyllid, which costs growers about $10 million a year.

West Texas cotton producers should watch for bollworms
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A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms.

Hot Weather Favors Development of Spider Mites in Garden and Landscape Plants
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It has been hot and dry, a combination that favors the development and rapid reproduction of the spider mite according to Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator, University of Missouri Extension.

CSU research cheatgrass control with sites in Estes Park
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Over the past decade, cheatgrass has spread across northern Colorado like wildfire — and that is one of the things that Shannon Clark is concerned about.

Elm trees attract pest to Colorado for first time
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Though the bug is a home invader, it’s only a nuisance. It doesn’t bite people or pets, cause disease or damage plants.

Venomous fire ant invasion spreads to Kyushu region
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Dozens of fire ants, native to South America, were found at the container yard for the Port of Hakata in Fukuoka on Friday, the first discovery of the venomous species in the Kyushu region, the Environment Ministry said.

Burbank City Council briefed on city’s urban reforestation plan - Burbank Leader
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While many people like ficus, ash, elm and sycamore trees, Williams said each of those species comes with challenges.

Louisiana requires gardeners to register all cotton plants, even in home gardens
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You must register the plants with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The registry is for its boll weevil control program.

5 Common Questions About Managing Japanese Beetles
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Here are answers to five common questions about managing Japanese beetle in gardens.

20 million disease-spreading mosquitoes will be released in the US - but it's a good thing
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The male mosquitoes are raised in machines and are infected with Wolbachia, a natural bacterium. When the sterile male mosquitoes mate with wild females, the resulting eggs won’t hatch. The lab-infected mosquitoes are harmless to humans.

With increasing urbanisation, invasive ants take over sacred groves
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As urbanisation spreads, battles are raging on holy lands: invasive ants are taking over the leaf litter in sacred groves.

Got bugs? Take thoughtful steps to control them
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The first step is to determine if management is needed; monitoring and correct pest identification will help decide this.

Natural pesticide: Stink bugs can't take extreme heat
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When temperatures sky rocketed, stink bug numbers went down.

Raspberry bug turning more Ontario crops to mush
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The spotted wing drosophila, an Asian fruit fly that burrows into berries and turns them to mush, had taken over the crop on the London-area farm, despite careful monitoring.

Tri-state region varies on mosquito monitoring
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While Pennsylvania appears to be the most aggressive in the surveillance of mosquitos, Maryland and West Virginia also have programs in place to monitor the insect and the diseases they can carry, such as the West Nile and Zika viruses.

Muck at Grand Haven State Park turning beachgoers away
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DNR authorities believe flooding in wetlands has killed and dislodged the grass. That grass washes into rivers that feed into Lake Michigan, and this is the result.

Ask a Master Gardener: Dealing with deadly nightshade
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The red berries that form after the flowers die are the most toxic part, especially when they're still green. They contain a substance called solanine, which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if eaten.

The great caterpillar factory
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DNR planes sprayed two areas for gypsy moths this week in the western part of Porter County and in Hobart. Gypsy moths are an invasive species that can defoliate and eventually kill trees, especially oak trees.

Scientists invade Duluth to share emerald ash borer research
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170 scientists and forestry experts will converge on Duluth this week to share their knowledge of the emerald ash borer and the future of ash trees in North America.

Ask a Master Gardener: Sweeping out the broom
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Today, because of its ability to rapidly establish itself, Scotch broom and its cousins, Spanish, Portuguese and French brooms, as well as gorse, cost Oregonians about $40 million a year in control efforts and lost forestry production. So, yes, it is that bad, and you need to get rid of it.

South GA cotton growers battle white flies this season
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A tiny insect that is creating huge problems for cotton growers in South Georgia.

Beekeepers hoping to keep small hive beetle out of Nova Scotia
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Beekeepers are hoping to keep the small hive beetle out of Nova Scotia for as long as possible. The beetle has the ability to live inside a colony of bees and can compromise the honey.

Idaho, Utah team up to fight invasive mussels
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Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels.

The good and bad of scenic highways
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So unfortunately, not all of those beauties are a good thing.

Plants behaving badly: Cogongrass
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Seemingly harmless at first glance, Cogongrass is a narrow, yellow-green colony grass that forms very dense, circular patches and can thrive in almost any habitat.

Go bananas: Tech and the future of the world's favorite fruit
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Given its importance both domestically and globally, plant scientists like Rodolfo Ceciliano Solis, from Bayer CropScience, have been working to develop a crop protection product to help control nematodes.

Environmentalists and volunteers tackle invasive plants in Lethbridge river valley
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Local organizers are calling it the largest weed pull they’ve ever seen.

Yellow-flowered street-side plant identified
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Birdsfoot trefoil thrives under dry conditions, allowing it to spread easily in lawngrass that is stressed by drought. Whether or not to use lawn weed herbicides to control it depends on your viewpoint.

Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
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The hope for this idea is to modify the genes to create a mussel that can't survive, and then release it into infested lakes to breed with the existing population with the hope of passing along that gene and killing it off.

Momentum picks up in fight against invasive plants in Tahoe Keys
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This is all part of a long-term plan that has been gaining momentum over the last few years due to efforts by the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA).

East Michigan fruit crop report
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Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) numbers have jumped from moderate to high numbers in the last few days, with some fruit infestation being found.

Scouting, spray timing critical for western bean cutworm control
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Corn fields need to be scouted over about three weeks, starting with early tasselling. The threshold is five per cent of plants with eggs in order to spray. But that doesn’t mean you spray right away.

Chuck Martin: Are irises worth it?
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One reason we don't see irises in the modern landscape is because of a common and serious problem called iris bore that occurs on the bearded irises.

CSU researchers awarded emergency funds to study corn disease
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Colorado State University scientists will be studying a corn disease with limited treatment or prevention methods through a grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

When Satan comes to call on the garden, he’s got a name — Squash Vine Borer
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An adult Squash Vine Borer, brazen and little careless for once, tried to attack my zucchini AGAIN and I was not having it. This was a showdown I was itching for.

Plant-inspired soft robot grows to reach difficult places
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Best thought of as a fast-growing, useful, mechanical plant, which unfurls from a single immobile foot, the robot’s design is explicitly plant-inspired.

New Group Formed To Fight Pachaug Pond Weeds
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They may look like "water lilies" to the untrained eye, but local boaters say that invasive aquatic plants are choking coves and shorelines on Pachaug Pond, the largest freshwater lake in eastern Connecticut.

Apple Maggot Quarantine Brush Drop-Off Site Opens Tomorrow in Leavenworth
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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has set boundaries in western Chelan County, and surrounding areas to the north, south and west, in order to contain the destructive apple maggot.

Fire ants in the landscape and pasture
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The red imported fire ant is an introduced species from South America that has established itself through most of North Carolina and all of Rowan County.

Monsoon blues for coffee-growers
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Arabica crop was doing well, but then white stem borer disease struck.

Bollworm Populations Threaten Bt Cotton Again This Year
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Growing resistance to the Bt traits found in the most common cotton varieties is proving problematic as southern states face another large population of the pest, said North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig.

Mormon cricket invasion spreads here
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With voracious Mormon crickets already invading north-central Oregon and northern Elmore County, the head of the University of Idaho's extension office in Mountain Home offered some tips to help local farmers and backyard gardeners protect their property from these pests.

Banana disease can't be eradicated
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A Cavendish banana farm near the property that was first infected in Tully in 2015 tested positive for the disease this month.

Treatments on Round Lake target invasive mussels
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The mussels in Emmet County’s Round Lake are about to receive an experimental dose of a natural compound molluscicide made from blue-green algae.

Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
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"It's not very dense at this time and I only saw two or three plants when I was on the lake."

Scientists expand anti-striga seed to East Africa
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African scientists said Thursday they have expanded innovative anti-striga seed that has led to the reclamation of 20,000 hectares of arable land in Kenya to other East African countries.

Lake Minnetonka Conservation District continuing harvesting aquatic invasive plants through August
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The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District is currently conducting its annual harvesting of the aquatic invasive species, Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed, that was started in June and will end in mid-August.

Eurasian watermilfoil found in portions of Crooked River
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A restricted noxious weed, as listed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, is making its home in some pockets along Emmet County’s Crooked River.

After record-setting production in 2016, NE wheat yield expected to be lower for 2017
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First recognized in 1922, Wheat Streak Mosaic is caused by a virus and has the potential to cause serious crop losses.

​Giant hogweed: how to get rid of the toxic weed | Hertfordshire Mercury
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"It can lead to a nasty rash, itching and blisters when skin first makes contact with it. "The rash and the itching can reoccur and flare up for years afterwards when skin is exposed to sunlight.

Pest & Crop Newsletter
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According to our moth captures from the last week (see trap report) we are just past peak moth flight.

Emerald Ash Borer found within interior Cedar Rapids | KGAN
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An invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been found in the inner core of Cedar Rapids.

Citrus quarantine for 200 miles of Placer County
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Lincoln, Roseville and a large portion of Rocklin have been placed under quarantine to prevent the spread of a bacterial citrus disease that has no known cure.

Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pa. forests
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Researchers found evidence that invasive plants were introduced in gravel delivered to build pads and roads, and in mud on the tires and undercarriages of trucks traveling those roads

Ottawa experts wage war on the latest invasive plant
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If it's not controlled, biologists warn the foreign plant — strong enough to break through walls and roads — will spread, displacing wildlife and crowding out native plant species in many areas.

Seminar on EAB to be organized on August 27

A seminar will be organized by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the Nebraska Forest Service to give out information to homeowners on protection against EAB.

US Forest Service (USFS)

USFS manages national forests and grasslands, conducts forestry research, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies.

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Plant Pest Program Information

PPQ safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with entry, establishment, or spread of plant pests and noxious weeds.

The National Invasive Species Council

The NISC provides interdepartmental coordination of invasive species actions and works with other federal and non-federal groups to address invasive species issues at the national level.

Bugwood Network

Consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resources and agricultural management at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Bugwood - Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World

Information and images of economically important beetles that feed on trees and shrubs.

Bugwood - Invasive Species

Invasive and exotic species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Pest Detection



National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)



National Plant Board

The National Plant Board is a non-profit organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Member agencies must be members in good standing of the Regional Plant Board in which their state or commonwealth is located.

USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center

Established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library, the NISIC web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

Save our Citrus



Stop The Beetle



The Nature Conservancy's Don't Move Firewood Campaign

A national awareness-building effort to stop the movement of firewood which is spreading invasive pests and killing trees.