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Pest and Crop - Soybean Aphid: First Indiana Sighting
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These populations typically peter out before getting near threshold levels, but should be monitored nevertheless

APHIS Updates the Citrus Black Spot Quarantine Area in Florida
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This action responds to the confirmation of CBS during surveys conducted by APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (DPI).

NAPPO - MexFly - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the Donna Area of Hidalgo County, TX
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APHIS confirmed one Mexfly larva on April 30 in the Donna area of Texas

NAPPO - EAB – APHIS adds County in Kansas to the regulated area in the United States.
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APHIS is adding Doniphan County in Kansas to the list of regulated areas for EAB. APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of EAB in Doniphan County.

NAPPO - MexFly - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the El Ranchito Area of Cameron County, Texas
identification insect invasives quarantine spread survey

We are taking this action because APHIS confirmed one mated female adult Mexfly on May 2 in the El Ranchito area of Texas.

NAPPO - Citrus Black Spot – APHIS Updates the Quarantine Area in Florida
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These new sections in Collier and Hendry Counties are near areas that have previously been found positive for CBS.

APHIS Adds Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John Parishes in Louisiana to the Domestic Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas spp.) Quarantine Area
citrus disease invasives quarantine spread

The attached Federal Order adds the entire parishes of Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John to the citrus canker (Xanthomonas spp.) quarantine in Louisiana.

Pest and Crop Newsletter
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In about three weeks, it will be possible to dig up and inspect for larvae and feeding scars on the roots

NAPPO - Asian Longhorned Beetle) -APHIS Removes a Portion of Queens, NY, from the Regulated Area
eradication insect quarantine survey

APHIS determined that this area of Queens can be removed from quarantine after program efforts resulted in two cycles of negative surveys of host trees within the regulated area.

Expansion of Quarantine Areas for the Imported Fire Ant
behavior insect invasives quarantine spread survey

APHIS is taking this action to prevent the interstate spread of IFA.

NAPPO - Gypsy Moth - APHIS adds County in Virginia to the regulated area in the United States.
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APHIS is adding Wythe County in Virginia to the list of regulated areas for the gypsy moth (GM). The GM population in the county has reached the threshold to trigger the regulated area.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the Palmview Area of Hidalgo Co., TX
alert behavior insect invasives quarantine spread survey

APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection, and subsequent confirmation, of one mated female Mexfly adult in the Palmview area of Texas. In cooperation with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA),

NAPPO - Citrus Greening - Quarantined Area Expanded in Louisiana
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APHIS is taking this action because of the positive detection of citrus greening in plant tissue samples collected from a residential property in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

NAPPO - Gypsy Moth - APHIS adds Counties in Illinois to the regulated area in the US
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APHIS is adding Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, and Will Counties in Illinois to the list of regulated areas for the gypsy moth (GM).

NAPPO - MexFly - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the San Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, TX
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APHIS is taking this action in response to the confirmation of one Mexfly larva on April 9 in the San Ygnacio area of Texas.

NAPPO - Asian Citrus Psyllid – APHIS Expands the Quarantined Area in Arizona
disease insect quarantine

APHIS is taking this action in response to the ADA Director’s Administrative Order (DAO 16-01) implementing a statewide ACP quarantine.

NAPPO-APHIS Amends Karnal Bunt Regulated Areas in La Paz, Maricopa, and Pinal Co., Arizona....
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APHIS Amends Karnal Bunt Regulated Areas in La Paz, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties, Arizona, and Removes Silage from the List of Regulated Articles

What is Killing the Bees
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NAPPO - APHIS adds County in Minnesota to the EAB regulated area in the United States.
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APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of EAB in Goodhue County.

Asiatic Garden Beetle Grub Report
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Asiatic garden beetle grubs are making their presence felt in course-textured soils of fields...

Pest
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Although there is not a threshold for armyworm in cover crops, 4 larvae/sq. ft is the guideline in wheat. Remember, Bt corn and seed treatments will not save you from this one.

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine in the Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, Tx
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APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area.

Pest and Crop Newsletter - Black Cutworm Moth Arrival and Development
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black cutworm moth catches in pheromone traps throughout the state have been rather impressive over the last month, and this rainy spring has hindered herbicide applications to some weedy and/or cover crop fields.

APHIS Adds Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, and Will Counties, Illinois, to the Gypsy Moth Regulated Area
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Effective immediately, all interstate movement of GM-regulated articles from Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, and Will Counties must be handled in accordance with the attached Federal Order. Illinois has established a parallel state quarantine.

First Occurrence of Sternochetus mangiferae in Brazil
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Specimens of the mango stone weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae, were found in fruits of mango from a tree in the residential area of the Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

2 Scientists, 2 Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust | WBAA
behavior complex ecology impact insect pesticide research technology

These companies that make planting equipment have installed shields that direct the neonic-laden exhaust down toward the ground, rather than into the air, but Schaafsma says that Is not good enough.

APHIS - The Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Area Expands in Kansas to include Doniphan County
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APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of EAB in Doniphan County.

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in the El Ranchito Area of Cameron County, Texas
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APHIS confirmed one mated female adult Mexfly on May 2 in the El Ranchito area of Texas.

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine in the Donna Area of Hidalgo County, Texas
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We are taking this action because APHIS confirmed one Mexfly larva on April 30 in the Donna area of Texas.

NAPPO - Giant African Snail- APHIS Updates Regulated Areas in Miami-Dade County in Florida
alert identification impact invasives management mollusk quarantine risk_analysis survey

APHIS is adding an additional area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, to the list of quarantined areas for giant African snail.

A Busy Black Cutworm Catching Season
corn identification impact insect trapping

Scout high-risk fields for cutworm corn leaf feeding and/or cutting.

ALB eNewsletter - May 31, 2017
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This eNewsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date with Asian longhorned beetle eradication efforts and serve as a meaningful resource for the most current information.

First report of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus in Montenegro
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Possible pathways of introduction and implications of the findings are discussed.

First Report of the Invasive Ash Dieback Pathogen in Serbia
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In Serbia, unambiguous symptoms of ash dieback disease were for the first time observed in September 2015.

APHIS Prohibits Entry of Fresh Cherries from Ontario, Canada
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APHIS is taking this action to prevent the introduction of European cherry fruit fly, which has been detected in Ontario.

Corn seed treatment insecticides pose risks to honey bees, yield benefits elusive
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Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study

Do You Import Wooden Handicrafts from China? Find the Latest Requirements on APHIS Web Site
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Untreated wooden handicrafts from China are NOT COMPLIANT with APHIS requirements and could result in fines, penalties, and seizure of the commodity.

Agriculture's Best Friend - New K-9 Initiative Could Transform Pest Surveys
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These detector dogs could accompany pest survey specialists during a foreign pest or disease outbreak, speeding the efforts of USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine program to determine the infestation’s boundaries and identify pest-free areas.

APHIS Expands the Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantined Area in Arizona
alert citrus insect quarantine

APHIS is taking this action in response to the ADA Director’s Administrative Order (DAO 16-01) implementing a statewide ACP quarantine.

Multi-state research reveals Integrated Pest Management (IPM) best option for treatment of soybean aphids - Purdue University
biology impact insect pesticide research resistance soybean

he two-year, multi-state study revealed that, even during periods of infestation by the key pest across the region, the soybean aphid, the neonicotinoid treatment produced the same yields as using no insecticide at all.

APHIS Removes a Portion of Queens, New York, from the Asian Longhorned Beetle Regulated Area
eradication insect survey

APHIS determined that this area of Queens can be removed from quarantine after program efforts resulted in two cycles of negative surveys of host trees within the regulated area.

APHIS Restricts the Entry of European Cherry Fruit Fly Host Commodities from Canada into the U. S
import insect invasives quarantine specialty_crops

APHIS has determined that prohibitions and additional entry requirements are immediately necessary to prevent the entry of ECFF into the United States on the commodities mentioned.

Eradication Program Announces 2017 Plans for Fighting the Asian Longhorned Beetle in NY, MA and OH
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Program officials will continue to survey tree species preferred by the beetle, called host trees, within the regulated areas.

Plant Protection Today - No Free Rides
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Over the past 6 years, PPQ’s efforts have reduced by up to 98 percent the number of ships arriving in the United States from Asia with AGM egg masses.

Plant Protection Today - Beetles and Flies and Moths, Oh My!
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“Our digital identification tools are some of the go-to resources for PPQ pest identifiers at Plant Inspection Stations and for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists at our ports,” said Terrence Walters.

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.