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Serious risks: 4 pests
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These pests and diseases are a threat to our valuable horticultural crops, and often also likely to affect ornamental and native plants

Workshop conveys hard truths about emerald ash borer
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The Hutchins, Elwood T. and Kathleen M., attended Nature Up North’s emerald ash borer workshop Wednesday because they were concerned about the six ash trees that provide shade for their Morley home

Battle of the hogweed in Coquitlam
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Victory appears to be close at hand for Coquitlam in its battle against at least one invasive plant species

Madeira vine has become an invasive weed along our rivers
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Hastings Landcare is warning people about an invasive environmental weed called Madeira Vine

Honeybees: Why they matter and how you can help them
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Studies show one-third of the world’s food supply is dependent upon the pollination of the honeybee

LSU AgCenter addressing guava root-knot nematode concern
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A new species of root-knot nematode has been confirmed in northeast Louisiana and researchers are acting to stop it from spreading to other parts of the state

Poison ivy: Stay away from vine that can cause skin irritation
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According to the South Carolina and North Carolina Exotic Plant Pests Council, the plant “with toxic sap that can cause severe burns” has been located in North Carolina, but not in South Carolina.

Giant Hogweed warning: Weed leaves horrifying burns and blisters
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A PLANT dubbed the “most dangerous in Britain” which can leave children with horrifying blisters could cause havoc this summer, experts fear

Invasive weed found in Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene
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The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that the Idaho State Department of Agriculture confirmed through testing that fragments of the curly leaf pondweed have been found at the Third Street Boat Launch

City Council Presented With Plan For Emerald Ash Borer
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The City Council in Montpelier, Vermont, says it has an emergency action plan to identify and combat the invasive emerald ash borer recently detected in the capital city

This Invasive Insect Has Local Tree Huggers Worried
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The spotted lanternfly may be coming to a tree near you. That's not a good thing

Spotted Lanternfly Treatment
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The entire region of southeastern Pennsylvania needs to be on high alert with the latest invasive pest to enter our area, The Spotted Lanternfly

Farmers counting on sheep to fight off giant hogweed
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A woolly weapon is being deployed in the battle against the giant hogweed plant colonising riverbanks in Scotland

Health Alert: Dangerous plants
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Jimson Weed currently grows throughout the mountain state and Giant hogweed is prominent throughout states surrounding WV

New aquatic invasive species found in Coeur d’Alene Lake
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Curly leaf pondweed, a new aquatic invasive species, was confirmed in Lake Coeur d’Alene

Refuge notebook: Elodea plant species sees intriguing explosion
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Early last week, we applied another round of herbicide to ensure that Elodea, a highly injurious invasive plant, was eradicated from Sports Lake

As butterflies & honeybees disappear, the impact on Michigan could be huge
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There’s a startling trend in both honeybees and monarch butterflies that could have major impact on farmers, anyone that buys food and the ecosystem of states like Michigan as a whole

Ferguson Fire: Tree mortality epidemic adding to fire crews’ headaches
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Years of drought and bark beetle infestation have left millions of lifeless trunks languishing across the state, with the greatest concentration in the southern Sierra

One of Europe’s last primeval forests crumbles in the hands of the Polish government
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former Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyzko approved tripling the amount of wood that could be harvested from Białowieża, allegedly to combat an infestation by the bark beetle

City council presented with plan for emerald ash borer
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The City Council in Montpelier, Vermont, says it has an emergency action plan to identify and combat the invasive emerald ash borer

Montpelier takes aim at emerald ash borer
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The city of Montpelier says it will need to spend $750,000 over the next 10 years to fight the emerald ash borer

NY Admits Defeat as Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread
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The Department of Environmental Conservation has repealed logging restrictions put into place to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer

AgCenter takes lead on stopping new nematode
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The LSU AgCenter is in the vanguard of an attempt to contain and eradicate a significant plant pest that has been identified in Morehouse Parish

New Zealand's largest native grasshopper 'jumping for joy' as home becomes conservation land
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The home of the country's largest native grasshopper is now a safe haven for the endangered critter

Giant Hogweed Is the Skin-Burning, DNA-Attacking Plant of Your Nightmares
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It's just another deadly plant: the giant hogweed. Watch out!

Giant hogweed's rep spreads locally, plant hasn't
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Giant hogweed does exist in North Carolina, but thankfully there are only a few known infestations, and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture is working to eradicate those populations

Giant hogweed: How concerned should we be in upstate New York?
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Giant hogweed is the scary clown of Summer 2018

Limited pecan weevil quarantine eyed in New Mexico | Lexington Herald Leader
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State officials are still discussing ways to eradicate an invasive bug threatening New Mexico's pecan industry

Bollworm control a challenge in Mississippi cotton
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many Mississippi cotton growers were contending with high bollworm egg lays from flights of moths coming out of corn into cotton fields

DEC officials surrender to emerald ash borer, lift logging ban
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After years of trying to slow a voracious Chinese beetle that is decimating ash trees, state environmental officials are waving the white flag

Emerald ash borer found in Polk, Greene counties
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The Missouri Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Greene and Polk counties, which indicates that this unwanted tree pest is continuing its spread across Missouri

Tree-Killing Insect From Asia Found in Rhode Island
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The emerald ash borer, a destructive forest insect from Asia, has been found for the first time in Rhode Island

Ash tree removal in La Crosse nears completion
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After the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive bug that invades and kills ash trees, the city decided to remove all of those trees

Ash trees removed to fight Emerald Ash Borer
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The removal of ash trees in La Crosse is almost complete due to the invasion of the emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer In Rhode Island For First Time
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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental management is advising that a destructive, invasive pest has been found in the state for the first time

Down to just hundreds of ash trees and stumps on boulevards in La Crosse
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The last few ash trees in La Crosse are getting taken down due to the emerald ash borer invasion

Ash Tree Removal in La Crosse
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After the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive bug that invades and kills ash trees, the city decided to remove all ash trees

Pomelos leave Darwin for Melbourne, under strict new citrus canker protocol
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Since the discovery of citrus canker near Darwin in April, there have been restrictions on selling any citrus products interstate, leaving many commercial growers in the Top End with no other option but to let their fruit rot in the paddock

Invasive insect found in Rhode Island
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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management today announced that Emerald Ash Borer has been found for the first time in Rhode Island and that the state has joined the federal quarantine to slow the spread of this alien invader

Officials urge control, prevention of poison hemlock, spotted lanternfly
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Commissioners in Cumberland and Franklin County want residents to be aware of two invasive species threatening south central Pennsylvania

NJ on alert for spotted lanternfly
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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first sighting of the spotted lanternfly

172 EAB-infested trees to be removed on Boulder Creek
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One of the most iconic paths in Boulder, Colo. is about to lose one of its greatest features: a vast amount of the trees that shade it from the summer sun due to the emerald ash borer

Stoneybatter residents urged to take legal action over invasive knotweed
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The spread of Japanese Knotweed on local authority land in Stoneybatter has sparked concern among local homeowners who fear its presence may seriously damage and devalue their properties

Mile-a-minute weed found in Iowa
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Mile-a-minute weed is now found in Iowa and is capable of smothering plants in infested areas

10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast
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Invasive plants have long been a problem in Louisiana, owing partly to the state's mild climate and abundant sunshine and rainfall - here is the top ten worst invaders

60 Per Cent Of The Canary Palms Of Murcia Have Been Destroyed By The Red Palm Weevil
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it is now over ten years since the red palm weevil was first sighted in the Murica and the appearance of the pest has meant a reduction of 60 percent in the number of Canary island date palms in the Costa Calida

Exeter to combat spotted lanternflies with sticky bands
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The Exeter Township supervisors directed township Manager John Granger to purchase sticky bands of tape to help the township and its residents control the spreading infestation of the spotted lanternfly

Public meeting to share information about spotted lanternfly
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A public meeting next month aims to enlist more of the public's help in the ongoing fight against the spotted lanternfly

Landscapers enlist in the battle against the spotted lanternfly
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Landscaping companies see uptick in business as customers search for services to stop the spotted lanternfly

Local Cemetery Gets Help Treating Emerald Ash Borer
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Now that Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Sioux Falls, it's a race against time to save the trees

Springfield takes proactive stance to preserve trees
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The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the presence of the invasive forest pest, the Emerald Ash Borer, in Greene County

Before These Caterpillars Become Moths, They Unite to Destroy Forests
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Janet’s looper caterpillars appeared in greater numbers this year, and it has a partner in crime: hordes of hungry Douglas-fir tussock moth caterpillars

Aggressive, destructive and invasive plant spreading to homes in Dublin neighbourhood
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One of Europe’s most hated weeds, the Japanese knotweed, has been spreading throughout a residential area of Dublin and is threatening to damage and devalue properties there

Why invasive species are on the rise in Southeast
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in the coming decades, Southeast Alaska in general can expect more invasive species in the future, potentially hurting local fisheries and native wildlife

Wild parsnip becoming more invasive, can lead to burns and blisters
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The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources said that the wild parsnip weed is making its way into western Massachusetts

Invasive Species Warning for Saskatchewan: Wild Parsnip – How to identify it and what to do
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Rural Municipalities through out Saskatchewan have been warning land owners and residents to be on the lookout for Wild Parsnip after an increase in sightings in Central and southern Saskatchewan

Don't touch: Invasive hogweed plant found in Central Mass.
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State officials say they are working to eradicate an invasive plant species in two Central Massachusetts communities that is more than just a nuisance

Longhorned Ticks Now in Four States
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Agricultural officials this week confirmed the presence of the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Benton County

Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
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The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party

As emerald ash borer beetle approaches, an update on invasive insects
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When it was first reported that the ravenous Japanese beetle had entered North Dakota and Minnesota, and the tree-killing machine called emerald ash borer was feeding its way toward us, it seemed insect invasions were getting steadily worse

Australian citrus industry under threat
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Some of Australia’s major growers of citrus fruit are demanding urgent action in the Northern Territory to prevent a disease outbreak that is spreading south and west from Darwin

Citrus greening disease continues to make drastic impact on local groves
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Citrus Greening Disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), is the most destructive disease of citrus and poses a major threat for the South Texas Citrus Industry

Citrus canker outbreak prompts call for Top End plants to be destroyed
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A major citrus grower in Queensland is calling for all citrus plants within canker control areas in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia to be destroyed

Antarctic fungi found to be effective against citrus canker
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A research team at the São Paulo State University's Bioscience Institute has identified 29 fungi with proven action against the citrus canker

Tasmanian psyllid study helps growers
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Tomato potato psyllid is considered a serious threat to Tasmania’s potato, tomato and capsicum crops, with research conducted by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture used to manage the pest around the country

Citrus tree owners cautioned against spreading deadly pest and disease during summer travel season
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Due to the threat posed by the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, citrus tree owners are being urged to limit the spread of the pest and disease during summer travel season by obeying quarantine restrictions and taking extra caution when gifting citrus fruit from backyard trees

Late blight look-alike spotted in potatoes in the Southern United States
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A Professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, provided a report on a late blight look-alike from tomato and potato in North Carolina

Australia: Citrus canker outbreak spreads
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An outbreak of citrus canker disease is reportedly spreading in Australia, putting the US$600 million citrus industry on edge

Dogs Can Detect Laurel Wilt Disease In Avocado Trees
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A study presented good results using dogs to detect the Laurel wilt disease

City of Antigo Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan
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The Park and Recreation Department recognizes the severity of the effects of EAB and worked with Bluestem Forestry Consulting, Inc. to create an EAB readiness plan for Antigo’s cemeteries, parks and trail

The tiny emerald ash borer is a huge threat to your Louisville Slugger
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Louisville Slugger, "the most popular bat brand in history", is in danger as the emerald ash borer eat their commodity

Arborjet works with St. Louis to treat ash trees
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Arborjet hosted an ash treatment event at the park to increase public awareness about the emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borer has been an environmental problem, but now may be financial problem
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Clarks Summit officials are seeking state grant money to manage damage a bug is causing to ash trees there

GFP Commission OKs rule to slow spread of emerald ash borers
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The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission passed an emergency ban that prohibits people bringing firewood in from areas where emerald ash borers have been found

Emerald ash borer control program begins in Winnipeg
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The city of Winnipeg will be rolling out its plan to help control the spread of the emerald ash borer.

The Emerald Ash Borer Now in Maine – Important Information
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The Emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in Maine for the first time in May of this year

Yankton Makes Plans For Emerald Ash Borer
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Yankton is preparing for the arrival of the emerald ash borer, even though the threat may be years away

MDA spraying for gypsy moth in area
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is preparing to treat four areas to eradicate gypsy moth infestations detected in those areas last fall

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) I—Background
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The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is not currently a problem in Maryland but it is just a matter of time

Pine-Killing Southern Beetle May Be More Deadly in North
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The Southern pine beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north

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

Spotted lanternfly threatens some PA wineries
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The invasive pest from Asia already detected this season in Berks County

Mississauga's aerial spraying has ended
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The City of Mississauga’s aerial spray program targeting fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars wrapped up Friday

Area Treatments For Gypsy Moths Begin Soon
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will begin treating areas in and near Cloquet, Duluth, Ely and Two Harbors in the coming weeks to control gypsy moth infestations

NC ag department to treat gypsy moth infestation in Baldwin Gap
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Baldwin Gap along the Watauga and Ashe border will soon start treating for gypsy moth infestations

Gypsy Moths Decline, But Not Gone
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Trees across parts of Massachusetts are again being chewed up by invasive gypsy moth caterpillars, but this year, the damage is not as widespread thanks to the recent weather

NCDA Gypsy Moth Treatment Coming To High Country In June
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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be treating for gypsy moth infestations in several areas across North Carolina

Gypsy moths spotted in Surry County
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Be on the lookout for the gypsy moth in Surry County

GIANT HOGWEED WARNING: Toxic plant that can leave you BLIND spreads across UK
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Walkers and gardeners are being warned of the dangers of the common weed, the giant hogweed

Warning as toxic giant hogweed starts to spread
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There are very few dangerous plants in the UK but giant hogweed is certainly one of them

Grants add clout to fight against spotted lanternfly's effects on Pa. fruit, hardwood
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Pennsylvania's multipronged effort to combat the growing agricultural threat from the spotted lanternfly got another boost

Scientists spotlight spotted lanternfly research
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There is research taking place at Penn State to help stop the spotted lanternfly’s spread and save agricultural crops from damage

West Fraser monitoring Northern B.C. forest health – including spruce beetle
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There is significant outbreak of spruce bark beetle in northern British Columbia

Tomato growers concerned over early bouts of 'late blight'
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A recent outbreak of Phytophthora infestans – also known as ‘late blight’ – in UK tomato crops is likely to be a new strain of the disease, agronomists warn

Penn State scientists spotlight spotted lanternfly research on Capitol Hill
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As the emergence of the spotted lanternfly continues to threaten portions of Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry, two researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences joined colleagues from more than 20 universities on Capitol Hill

California: Psyllid numbers drop, threat remains
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In Southern California, the number of citrus trees found infected with the fatal plant disease Huanglongbing

Citrus disease found in Katherine
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The discovery will lead to a new quarantine-type area to control the movement of citrus in the wider Katherine region

Phytophthora Diseases Affecting Fruiting Vegetables in WNC | NC State Extension
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As the flooding recedes in western North Carolina, many growers are now reporting losses due to Phytophthora diseases on various vegetable crops

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Virginia Grapes
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For the first time, spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, has been found on a cultivated crop in Virginia

Penn State experiment aims to eliminate spotted lanternfly
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Penn State has collected spotted lanternfly eggs to test different chemicals to see how they react

Psyllid numbers drop, but threat remains
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The number of citrus trees found infected with the fatal plant disease huanglongbing continues to rise in Southern California

Oriental Fruit Fly Threat Surfaces in South Florida
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The Oriental fruit fly is a notorious pest known to attack more than 400 different fruit, vegetable, and nut crops and is no the move to Southern Florida

Invasive pests continue to pose a threat to our forest resources
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Supported by expanding international imports into the country, new and potentially devastating tree pests, both insects and disease, are being introduced to our woodland and landscape trees

Spotted lanternfly could harm Virginia crops and plants
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At Virginia Tech, researchers are studying the spotted lanternfly that could do widespread damage to crops in Virginia

Citrus canker detected in Katherine prompts further restrictions
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Katherine has now joined the list of regions to host the contagious citrus canker, which was first detected in the Northern Territory

Virginia Tech beginning fight against invasive spotted lanternfly seen in Winchester
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The spotted lanternfly, an Asian insect, was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has been a nuisance there as it slowly spread along the East Coast

Emerald ash borer found in Maine
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The emerald ash borer, a destructive forest pest that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in many states, has been found in northern Maine

Ash trees becoming casualties of EAB in Ashwaubenon
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A battle to slow the spread of an invasive beetle, the emerald ash borer, continues in Ashwaubenon

Invasive, tree-destroying beetles spreading to East Coast
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the emerald ash borer has been discovered in Edmundston, N.B., and is urging the public to help reduce its spread

EAB spotted in Berlin Township
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The emerald ash borer has been spotted in Berlin Township and the UDC are taking necessary measures to prevent the infestation from spreading

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Rosemount
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer on private property just south of Rosemount High School

Invasive beetle nearing Nova Scotia
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An aggressive invasive beetle, the emerald ash borer, that attacks and destroys Ash trees has been spotted in Edmunston, New Brunswick as it slowly nears the forests of Nova Scotia

Invasive plant species growing rapidly, says NBC - BBS | BBS
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Bhutan has several invasive plant species and some of them are among the world’s worst

Weed ties Tuam development up in knots
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Locals of Tuam have been informed that the large excavation on the site at Gilmartin Road was for the purpose of the treatment and disposal of Japanese Knotweed

Gypsy Moth caterpillars return to Hampden County
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Gypsy Moth caterpillars are crawling around the foundation of a house in Wilbraham

Duluth's Lakeside To See Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray Treatment
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The efforts to battle the Gypsy Moth in the Northland continue this summer, as City of Duluth and Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials alert the public to an upcoming planned aerial spray in the area

Gypsy Moth Infestation to Be Treated Across NC
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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will soon start treating for gypsy moth infestations in several areas across North Carolina

Weevil infestation reported in alfalfa | Crops | hpj.com
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A reporter from north central Wyoming noted a weevil infestation in alfalfa

On Gardening: Protecting roses from weevils
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If you have roses in your garden, right now would be a good time to examine your rose buds for rose curculio

Cool weather can amplify attacks of tree-killing bark beetle
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As a warming climate invites the destructive southern pine beetle to expand its northern range, the cooler weather in this new habitat can potentially increase the lethality of the insect’s assault on trees

Media statement: National response to Citrus canker detection
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Australia has responded swiftly to the recent detections of citrus canker in Northern Territory using established arrangements that are in place to support a rapid, nationally-coordinated response to pest and disease detections

Busan port sees another case of red fire ants
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Two red fire ants with potentially lethal venom were found in the Port of Busan

Asian citrus psyllids found in SLO County in 2018
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More than 100 invasive insects carrying a devastating disease that can kill citrus trees have been found in southern San Luis Obispo County - including the Asian citrus psyllid

Terrifying large wasp spotted in Yeovil causes fears over deadly Asian hornet
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A terrifyingly large wasp has "scared the living daylights" out of a Yeovil resident who found it in her lounge

Attack Of The Clones: Ohio Researchers Find New Hope For Fighting Ash Borer
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Researchers with the Forest Service hope cloning certain ash trees could hold one of the keys to the survival of the ash tree in North America

It's Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North Dakota
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This week is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North Dakota

Firewood Alert in effect ahead of holiday camping weekend
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The Emerald Ash Borer infestation has sparked a firewood alert, telling people not to move any lumber within the quarantine area

Cheyenne Bracing For 'The Most Destructive Forest Pest'
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Cheyenne Urban Forestry officials are bracing for the arrival of an insect City Forester Mark Ellison calls "the most destructive forest pest we have seen in the United States", the emerald ash borer.

Transporting firewood could threaten ash trees, warns Nature Conservancy
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking for the public's help in preventing the spread of an invasive species that has killed millions of ash trees

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Macomb
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The Emerald Ash Borer infestation has been confirmed in Macomb

Montreal to offer residents up to $4K to treat ash trees against bug infestation
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Montreal will offer property owners in all parts of the city up to $4,000 to treat their infected ash trees over a two-year period

Horror Plant 'Giant Hogweed' Can Be Removed For Free In CNY
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Giant hogweed is not a new problem in central New York, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has a program to control the invasive plant on your property at no charge to you

APHIS Posts New Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) Eradication Program Report
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APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) Eradication Program in Idaho has posted its 2018 second quarter report

Hot, dry weather encourages gypsy moth population
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The hot, dry weather not only stresses trees out, but it also encourages gypsy moth populations

East Grand Rapids residents seeking action on gypsy moth infestation
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Several residents in the area attended an East Grand Rapids City Commission meeting seeking action for an ongoing infestation of gypsy moths in the area

Calvin assumes new leadership role in combating spotted lanternfly threat
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Penn State researchers and extension personnel are working closely with state and federal officials to develop strategies to contain and control the spotted lanternfly

Why ‘matoke’ could soon be off the menu
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FAO warns spread of deadly panama disease likely to cause extinction of a popular banana variety

Costa Rica Coffee Institute Gives Early Alert on Coffee Rust
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The Costa Rica Coffee Institute emitted and early warning for the threat of coffee rust for four regions: Central Valley, Coto Brus, Turrialba and Zona Norte, where the weather conditions for these months puts the production in high risk

Unconfirmed report of Asian hornet in Bath area
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Bath residents should be wary after an unconfirmed report of an Asian hornet was issued by a city-based barrister

Honey bee industry calls for greater forage access in conservation parks amid almond boom
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The Australian honey bee industry is pushing for greater access to forage in national parks, as a growing demand for crop pollinators sparks concern about food availability

How to identify dangerous hogweed plant that can burn skin
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Hogweed is an invasive plant that can cause serious burns. King County noxious weed specialists removed a giant bush in West Seattle

Severe chemical burns, blisters: watch out for wild parsnip
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If you have never heard of wild parsnip before, you might want to watch your step – that’s the message from a victim after getting severe blisters and burns on his feet

Giant hogweeds are another thing to sort of worry about
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Giant hogweeds are one of Washington's most dangerous plants, with sap that can cause burns and blisters

Pull, pile, stomp policeman's helmet, a notorious weed
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oon the seed pods of invasive policeman’s helmet plants will be maturing, and when they do, their seeds can fly as far as 20 feet, spreading the plant far and wide

Hyacinth reinvasion of Uyyakondan canal causes concern among ryots
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Unchecked growth of water hyacinth in Uyyakondan canal has raised concern among farmers ahead of the release of water for irrigation from Mettur Reservoir

A tiny beetle has left Yosemite dangerously vulnerable to fire
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An epidemic of bark beetles is devastating billions of pine trees across the West in what has been described as the largest forest insect outbreak ever recorded

Biological Control - Asian Citrus Psyllid Distribution and Management
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The Asian citrus psyllid is attacked by many natural enemies, including lady beetles, lacewing larvae, syrphid larvae, minute pirate bugs, parasitic wasps, spiders, and birds

Quebec to spend money to fight invasive plant species
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Quebec says it will spend about $8 million over five years to fight invasive plant species

Asian hornet hunters destroy five more nests
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FIVE more Asian hornet nests have been found and destroyed, bringing the total number discovered this year to 15, as the invasive insect continues to spread across the Island

Asian honeybees sacrifice themselves to save the hive from hornets
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Honeybees, those good little workers, will do whatever it takes to protect their hive, including the ultimate sacrifice

Pine beetles are at normal levels in CB
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There has been some rising concerns about the bark beetle in Crested Butte

Emerald ash borer continues to plague county trees
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About 30 ash trees at Tuscarora State Park in Barnesville are the latest casualties of the emerald ash borer

Where have all the bees gone?
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the honeybee population in eastern Idaho has changed over the years and beekeepers are facing obstacles when it comes to keeping their bees alive

Bee losses this winter are up close to 60% in Virginia
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A fourth-generation beekeeping family says it has been decades since they have seen a loss this great, with a loss of about 100,000 honey bees

VDACS reports increase in honeybee colony losses
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According to a release from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the average colony loss per year for the past decade was 30 percent, but this past winter saw almost twice that

Bee keepers looking for ways to keep population from slipping
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It's been a very tough year for bees in Eastern North Carolina

Winter Losses of Honeybee Colonies Greater than Anticipated
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the winter losses of honeybee colonies over the 2017 – 2018 season were greater than expected and greater than the average of 30 percent per year for the past decade

Devastating mite found on US ship docked in Melbourne threatens to destroy entire country's colonies
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The devastating Varroa destructor, also known as the Varroa mite, was found on a US ship docked at Port Melbourne

Bee losses over the winter nearly 60 percent
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Winter losses of honeybee colonies over the 2017-2018 season were greater than expected and greater than the average of 30 percent per year for the past decade

Honeybees finding it harder to eat at U.S. bee hot spot
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Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the U.S. region known as the country's last honeybee refuge

Bees dying in America's honeybee hot spot
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Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge

City hall home to honey beehives as Mississauga moves to support plant pollination
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The city of Mississauga has installed honey bee hives at city hall in an effort to support local plant pollination

Scientists sew trackers to Asian Hornets to find and destroy nests before they kill honeybees
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Britain’s beekeepers are turning to technology to prevent aggressive Asian hornets destroying their colonies

Medfly Eradicated in Los Angeles County, Quarantine Ends
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An infestation of the Mediterranean fruit fly, dubbed the Medfly and once a widespread scourge in California, has been eradicated in Sun Valley

Asian hornet nests found by radio-tracking
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Electronic radio tags could be used to track invasive Asian hornets and stop them colonising the UK and killing honeybees, new research shows

Kununurra show goers reminded of citrus requirements
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Local visitors to the 2018 Kununurra Agricultural Show are being reminded to do their bit to help stop the spread of the plant disease citrus canker by leaving their citrus fruit at home

Miami University working to save hundreds of trees from invasive insect
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Efforts are underway to protect hundreds of trees on Miami University’s campus from an invasive insect

New Berthoud program will help citizens inoculate trees against emerald ash borer
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The town of Berthoud is piloting a $15,000 program to help its residents proactively battle the emerald ash borer bent on destroying a significant portion of the town's tree canopy

Emerald ash borer discovered in another Boulder County community
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The invasive pest, the emerald ash borer was discovered in yet another Boulder County community, according to researchers with the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Spotted lanternfly battle is on: Can Pennsylvania stop this invasive threat to trees and plants?
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The spotted lanternfly, a brightly colored red and black moth-like insect and one of the latest invaders, landed in Pennsylvania’s Berks County around 2012 and has munched its way across 13 counties

Ashes to Ashes
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The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in the Green Mountain state

‘Buy locally and burn locally’: Saskatchewan’s firewood plea
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Saskatchewan is in the midst of a battle to keep infested firewood outside its borders as two destructive pests, the Emerald Ash Borer and the Mountain Pine Beetle, devour trees in neighboring provinces

Grand Rapids trying to save remaining ash trees from lethal insect
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The city of Grand Rapids is fighting back against an invasive insect that's decimating its ash trees

Ash borer battle in full swing
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The City of Winnipeg is working with the Canadian Forest Service and conducting research to counteract the invasion of the Emerald Ash borer.

Emerald ash borer found at Mahoney State Park
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The confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer's presence at Mahoney State Park is the fourth in the state

Emerald Ash borers
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The Emerald Ash borer may be on its way to Nebraska. Be on the lookout be for treatment

Emerald ash borer discovered in another Boulder County community — this time Superior
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The invasive pest the emerald ash borer was discovered in yet another Boulder County community

Pruning wounds can lead to cankers, UC specialist warns
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Almond pruning can be the unkindest cuts of all - be aware of the almond canker and other fungal diseases.

EPPO Global Database
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The NPPO of France, recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first report of Anoplophora chinensis

APHIS adds all of Minnehaha County, areas in Lincoln County, and areas in Turner County in South Dakota to the regulated areas for the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis
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APHIS is adding all of Minnehaha County in South Dakota and areas north of Highway 18 in Lincoln County and north of Highway 18 and east of Highway 19 in Turner County in South Dakota to the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer

APHIS Adds Wisconsin to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area
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Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding all of Wisconsin to the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer

Gypsy moth infestations identified in Toledo
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Toledo officials have found several gypsy moth infestations throughout the city

“Flying colors”: Delaware passes annual aerial forest health “check-up”
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Fortunately, early results from the 2018 aerial forest survey indicate no major outbreaks of tree diseases or insect pests but are still on the outlook

State working to eradicate giant hogweed plant found locally now in Sutton and Brimfield
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State officials say they are working to eradicate an invasive plant species in two Central Massachusetts communities that is more than just a nuisance

Burn-causing invasive plant spotted in the Lehigh Valley
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In recent years, the Lehigh Valley has contended with a noxious weed known as giant hogweed

Japanese Knotweed remains problem for sellers despite recent 'all clear'
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Japanese Knotweed remains a major problem for a property sale - and that’s despite a recent study suggesting that the growth is relatively harmless

Coffee farmers raise red flag as pesticides fail
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Coffee farmers had sprayed their coffee crop with pesticides, fungicides and applied fertiliser as required but the crop this season has succumbed to diseases unlike before

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training Announced for Lancaster
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A permit will be required to sell and move merchandise within and outside of the thirteen (13) county Quarantine area

Virginia Extension Office: Spotted Lanternfly
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A VA extension agent talk about the Spotted Lanternfly – a threat to may fruit crops and trees.

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity
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The most infamous and cunning plant hackers are the oomycetes

‘Mahali’ threat in Kasaragod farms
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The farmers, especially the arecanut growers are anticipating possibility of diseases caused by ‘Phytophthora’ fungus on a widespread scale

Is this Canada's worst invasive species?
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Some people have called Phragmites australis, also known as the common reed, Canada’s worst invasive species

Beware Of Giant Hogweed This Summer
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Since giant hogweed resembles other plants, it’s important to know its distinctive traits

Field Scouting Guide: Fusarium Wilt on Tomato
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How to help your crops against the Fusarium wilt

Lake Nacogdoches' giant salvinia infestation spreads
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The fight against giant salvinia is one shared across East Texas

Stay informed, avoid rat lungworm - The Garden Island
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New research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa shows the parasite that causes rat lungworm is on at least five of the six largest islands in Hawaii

Asian Hornet nest found in Longfrie
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An Asian Hornet nest, about the size of a football, has been found in Guernsey

Invasive spotted lanternfly appears in Warren County
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The New Jersey sighting of the spotted lanternfly was made on Tree of Heaven, and the trees were treated to help prevent the spreading of the pest

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training Set for Lancaster County
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The spotted lanternfly is a serious invasive pest discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Great Basin bristlecone pine may hold key to bark beetle management
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Scientists are still figuring out how the Great Basin bristlecone pine id resistant to the beetle invasion

Giant hogweed, wild parsnip and other dangerous plants to avoid
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Be aware of the giant hogweed, cow parsip, wild parsnip, poison hemlock and the stinging nettle

Stalking giant hogweed – and other noxious weeds – in West Seattle
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Be aware of the Giant Hogweed in West Seattle

Hundreds of dangerous hogweed plants found in Watauga County
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Officials with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said 200-300 hogweed plants have been found in Blowing Rock

Big patch of plants that cause 3rd-degree burns found in NC neighborhood
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A big patch of Hogweed has been found in a North Carolina neighborhood

Meet The Invasive Insect That Is Changing An Entire Forest Bird Community
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In an unusual role reversal, one tiny invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is controlling the species composition and architecture of a large community of forest birds along the East Coast of the United States

What you should know about wild parsnip
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The poisonous and invasive weed, wild parsnip, has been recorded in Saskatchewan since the 1920s, but reports of issues with the plant are currently in the spotlight

Getting to the root of the problem
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The torpedograss and the nutsedge have adapted to growing conditions and are very hard to remove

Using Herbicides to Save Endangered Snails
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Trying to save the endangered snail species by managing the invasive hydrilla plant may have some consequences

Spotted Lanternfly: What you need to know about this destructive bug
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There have been sightings of the Spotted lanternfly in New York

Tackling Widespread Gypsy Moth Damage
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Three consecutive years of defoliation from the gypsy moth and two years of drought have killed many trees in eastern Connecticut

The population of 'devastating' gypsy moths is spiking in metro Detroit
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The gypsy moth population in the metro Detroit area is spiking, and could get worse by 2019

Asian hornets: Farmers urged to check barns
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FARMERS are being urged to check outbuildings and barns as the threat to the local environment from an invasive insect has greatly increased this week with the discovery of a secondary Asian hornet nest

Bee Prepared program aims to teach the best response for detection of pests
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TASMANIA’S beekeeping and horticultural industries have joined a national training exercise aiming to defeat the deadly varroa mite

Białowieża Forest: A new threat
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Poland's Białowieża Forest has been decimated by bark beetles.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in St. Croix County
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Emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in St. Croix County. This is the first new county detection of 2018 for Wisconsin

How a Ukrainian moth could help Upstate NY's beleaguered monarch butterflies
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Cornell University researchers are releasing the Hypena opulenta moth in hopes it can control an invasive plant, the swallow-wort, that harms monarch butterfly habitat and sickens livestock

Colony of one million electric ants sparks fear of invasion in Britain
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Britain is bracing itself for a summer invasion of electric ants after the country’s biggest-ever colony was discovered in Eastbourne

Another citrus canker find
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Another detection of the citrus canker bacteria has been found on two potted plants at a property in Howard Springs

Halting the invasion of the Asian hornet
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ASIAN yellow-legged hornets – Latin name Vespa velutina – have a powerful sting and the ability to cause irreparable damage to the Island by killing honey bees and other beneficial pollinator insects

From False Widow Spiders to Asian Tiger Mosquitoes: The nasty creepy crawlies to watch out for this summe
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Knowing how to deal with these pests could stop you getting seriously ill

More citrus canker detections
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OFFICIALS say a citrus canker disease outbreak in the Northern Territory appears to have been managed effectively with only 20 further infected plants being detected

Winnipeg sets 200 traps to catch emerald ash borer beetles
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The City of Winnipeg has set out 200 traps to catch the emerald ash borer beetle

Miami working to save hundreds of trees from invasive insect
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Efforts are underway to protect hundreds of trees on Miami University’s campus from an invasive insect, trhe emerald ash borer

Battle to control Asian hornet population explosion continues
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JERSEY’S honey bees are under increasing threat as its greatest predator – the aggressive Asian hornet – continues its rapid spread across the Island

Asian Super Ants are invading the UK in colonies of up to a MILLION - and they can cause fires
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The insects get their nickname 'electric ants' as they are attracted to cables and junction boxes and often cause fires - and an infestation has been spotted in Eastbourne

Resurgence of gypsy moths in metro Grand Rapids
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Some Grand Rapids neighborhoods are a lot less shady this summer thanks to the return of a longtime nemesis: The invasive gypsy moth has invaded pockets of the metro area

Gypsy moths are back, defoliating trees in West Michigan
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Gypsy moths are running rampant again this year in West Michigan

The defoliator moth – Gypsy moth
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The nuisance caused by the gypsy moth is spreading vastly and the evidence for it is here

Japanese beetlemania may soon be sweeping Vancouver
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The tiny invasive species known as Popilia japonica is invading Canada

Trees felled to fight Pennsylvania's spotted lanternfly invasion
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The tree cutting, authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, removed about 500 trees of various sizes along the road to combat the spotted lanternfly

Destructive emerald ash borer beetle detected in Superior
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The emerald ash borer has been detected in Superior, the fifth community outside of Boulder where the destructive beetle has been found

Emerald ash borer discovered in Mahoney State Park, Council Bluffs
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The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been discovered at Mahoney State Park in Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, indications the threat to the region’s canopy is accelerating

Emerald ash borer now 'widespread' throughout Cedar Rapids
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Cedar Rapids officials advised on Wednesday the exotic Emerald Ash Borer beetle that is deadly to ash trees is now widespread throughout the urban area

Emerald Ash Borer In Nebraska
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Recently the Emerald Ash Borer was found at Mahoney State Park which is known to kill ash trees

Ogdensburg seeks grant to restore tree population
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Ogdensburg will seek an $11,000 grant to help restore its tree population after culling ash trees in preparation of the arrival of the emerald ash borer

Plymouth Launches New Program to Combat Emerald Ash Borer
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Plymouth expects Emerald Ash Borer to spread throughout the city within the next ten years.

Tree-killing pest found in 4 more Iowa counties
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Emerald ash borer is continuing to spread in Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer Running Rampant In Cedar Rapids
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The Cedar Rapids forestry department says that the Emerald Ash Borer is now considered to be widespread within the city

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
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Emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Battling the Emerald Ash Borer in Boulder County
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Nearly 200 of the trees that will be removed by the county because of the Emerald Ash Borer

Lakeville creates plan to save ash trees from invasive species
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The city of Lakeville has partnered with Rainbow Treecare to help residents with the process to determine if their ash trees have the invasive species emerald ash borer and what route to take if the tree is infected

Bradford City Water Authority to preserve 10 ash trees
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The nation’s ash tree population is in grave danger due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer

State working to save ash trees on public lands
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The war against the emerald ash borer is being waged on multiple fronts, fueled by donations from individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and companies determined to save ash tree populations in selected areas of Indiana state parks and state-owned nature preserves

Invasive emerald ash borer beetle found in Montpelier
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The invasive and destructive emerald ash borer has spread to Vermont's capital city and officials say people should prepare for most of Montpelier's ash trees dying

Study: Warm winters could aid spread of bark beetles
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A growing body of research predicts that warming winters could spell trouble for beetle-prone conifers in the area — and beyond

Gypsy moth treatments affect feeding caterpillars
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently conducted spraying treatments of over 1000 acres in St. Louis County to control the invasive gypsy moth

YARDENING: Watch out for spotted lanternfly
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Enormous efforts were made last winter against the spotted laternfly but not that its Summer, be on the lookout for hatching eggs that were undected

Keep watch for bee invader
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NT residents are reminded to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for the exotic Asian honeybee that was detected at a residence in Darwin

Fightin Phils, agriculture officials take aim at spotted lanternfly
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Public vigilance is needed to control the spread of the spotted lanternfly

Costello, Maloney receive spotted lanternfly update from Department of Agriculture
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Federal and state officials came together last week for an update on a grant program to help Berks County combat the spread of the spotted lanternfly

Slug season
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slugs are suddenly sliming around our yards and gardens, silently and slowly consuming all sorts of stuff we’d rather not relinquish

New border controls for citrus disease
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The MCO will allow for trade of citrus fruits from registered businesses that are within a Northern Territory or Western Australia citrus canker control area

‘We aggressively go after it’: Missouri biologists work to control invasive hydrilla plant
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The Missouri Department of Conservation, peels off his protective gloves: The target, an invasive aquatic plant known as hydrilla, is a tenacious adversary that takes years to eradicate

East Africa: EAC Beefs Up Efforts Against Invasive Weed
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African countries remain in danger of a devastating weed; parthenium hysterophorus that has already inflicted costs to farmers as experts strain themselves to contain it

Beetle invasion coming
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This is the first story in a two-part series about the emerald ash borer coming to South Dakota

Four More Counties Report Presence Of Emerald Ash Borer
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Four more Iowa counties have confirmed infestations of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Metro members working to prevent spread of ash borer
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Some area trees are getting preventative treatments to keep the pest away

Fighting Invasive Bug Is Costly Effort
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The invasive tree-killer that’s alarming Vermont forestry officials could cost the town of Hartford alone hundreds of thousands of dollars

One year later, ash borer threat remains
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The city of Red Wing is in an area labeled generally infested, according to a Minnesota Department of Agriculture map

Protecting, removing trees
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The emerald ash borer may be coming, but the City of Brookings will not be caught off guard

Emerald Ash Borers
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Be on the lookout for the Emerald Ash Borer

Invasive Weed That Causes Blindness And Third-Degree Burns Found in Virginia
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Giant Hogweed, a plant whose sap can cause severe burns and blindness, has been found in eastern Virginia

Massachusetts Steps up Efforts to Eradicate Giant Toxic Weed
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Massachusetts is stepping up efforts to eradicate a giant hogweed plant that emits a toxic sap that can cause painful, burning blisters on human skin

Mechanical problem delays start of invasive milfoil weed harvest
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Residents of the Solana Bay area have been complaining about the watermilfoil weeds

Massachusetts Steps Up to Eradicate Poisonous Plant
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The state Department of Agricultural Resources has released an updated list of communities where the giant hogweed has been confirmed

Giant hogweed deliberately planted in Clarke County
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A giant hogweed was found deliberately planted in Clarke county

Spotted lanternfly invading region
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The spotted lanternfly has invaded Pennsylvania and it is spreading throughout the state.

Reading Fightin Phils help in battle against lanternfly
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Reading Fightin Phils will tackle a more serious theme during a home game Tuesday at FirstEnergy Stadium: the spotted lanternfly

How an uninvited pest doomed the ash tree
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We are now in another age of obliteration. The culprit is the emerald ash borer.

City Hall sees uptick in arborists since emerald ash borer discovery
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More tree trimming and aborist companies are moving into Sioux Falls following the arrival of the emerald ash borer

Fredericton sets up early-detection traps for emerald ash borer
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City partners with Natural Resources Canada to place traps in Grand Lake and Washademoak Lake to tackle the growing problem of the Emerald Ash Borer

As tree-killing insect threatens, Oregon has a plan
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Although the emerald ash borer has not been found in Oregon, it's arrival seems imminent

Time running out to save Ash trees in Stevens Point
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The forestry of Stevens Point is facing a looming deadline with more than 500 trees at stake because of the Emerald Ash Borer

Expert: N.H. Forests Are Global Hotspot For Destructive Non-Native Insects
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The Emerald Ash Borer and the Southern Pine Beetle are having a significant impact on the decline of New Hampshire's trees

City of Fredericton prepares for arrival of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle
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The city is working with Natural Resources Canada to develop a plan to control the invasion fo the Emerald Ash Borer

Cheyenne Urban Forestry Crews Setting Traps For Emerald Ash Borer
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City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division will be placing Emerald Ash Borer traps in ash trees at several City parks and City-owned properties over the next week

Trapping tree killing beetles
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Emerald ash borer traps have been set in place around Newcastle by Wyoming State Forestry

Mosquito Populations Spike
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Mosquitos are taking advantage of recent rains and warm temperatures to hatch and spread throughout the southeast Canada

South Korea asks Texas for help with red imported fire ants - Texas Farm Bureau
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South Korea has been invaded by red imported fire ants, and the country is asking for Texas A&M University’s help to stop the spread of the pest

Medfly quarantine successful in Los Angeles County
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Local, state and federal agricultural entities have lifted a Mediterranean fruit fly quarantine in northern Los Angeles County

City cutting down dozens of ash trees at Confederation park and the waterfront trail
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The city will chop down about 65 trees in Confederation Beach Park due to the spread of the emerald ash borer

Asian hornets spotted in UK as scientists work to fight off threat to honeybees
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Scientists are working to fight off an invasion of Asian hornets by tracking individuals and tracking them back to the nest.

Nematodes a growing concern this season
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More soybean cyst nematodes are more common this year because of warm temperatures in May.

Urban Forestry Crews To Place Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Traps In City Parks, City-Owned Properties
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In conjunction with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) and Wyoming State Forestry, crews from the City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division will be placing Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) traps in ash trees at several City parks and City-owned properties over the next week

Emerald Ash Borer traps around Cheyenne
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The Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division is taking precautions to detect emerald ash borers and prevent damage to trees.

Fort Collins to uproot ash trees as emerald ash borer gets closer
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Their killer hasn't hit town yet, but Fort Collins’ ash tree population is already dwindling

Emerald ash borer is a growing problem in Erie
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Since the exotic beetles were first discovered near Detroit in summer 2002, they’ve killed hundreds of millions of trees in 33 states now it has spread to Pennsylvania

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Buchanan County
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Officials say the Emerald Ash Borer has now been discovered in Buchanan County

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Pottawattamie and Three Other Counties
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A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin, and Pottawattamie Counties
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A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties

No confirmed cases
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Spencer still free of emerald ash borer as Iowa confirmations grow

The War Against Oak Wilt
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The oak wilt fungus is causing irreversible damage to the oak trees

Gypsy Moth Treatments Begin Next Week
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The US Forest Service have announced that areas will be treated for Gypsy Moths next week

‘Spotted Lanternfly’ program in Mountainhome
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meeting about the spotted lanternfly

'Strike Team' battles invasive Japanese knotweed
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Part of the Ottawa Conservation District's Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, the strike team works to eradicate Japanese knotweed

Hogweed plant that causes burns, blindness found in northern Virginia
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Giant Hogweed, the dangerous plant that researchers say can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been discovered in northern Virginia

What you need to know about poison hemlock
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Here is what to do when you encounter the poison hemlock

Found In Alexandria: A Poisonous Plant That Causes Burns And Blindness
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Be aware of the giant hogweed

Residents raise concerns over rise in Caledonia gypsy moth population
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Prompted by a handful of complaints concerning gypsy moth populations in a few different areas of Caledonia, Township Administrator Richard Robertson invited residents to share their concerns in a public forum held during this week's Township Board meeting

Ash trees threatened by tiny insect
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Grande Prairie is again dealing with an invasion of cottony psyllid and it is hurting the health of black ash trees

Giant hogweed, a toxic plant you need to know about in Va.
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A dangerous invasive weed that can grow to towering heights has turned up in Virginia for the first time

Ranchers and Farmers Collect Beetles to Diminish Leafy Spurge
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There are an estimated 1 million acres of leafy spurge in North Dakota

Plant That Causes 3rd Degree Burns, Blindness Grows In Wisconsin
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The giant hogweed has spread to Wisconsin

The Weed Warrior: Eyes on Silver Cinquefoil
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Silver Cinquefoil is another European invader that has been dangerously spreading

This highly toxic plant causes burns and blindness - and it's spreading across the U.S
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Though historically confined to a half dozen states in the northeastern and northwestern corners of the U.S., the plant has been steadily spreading elsewhere

Giant hogweed could pose danger to West Virginians
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West Virginia officials are on the lookout for the Giant Hogweed and have yet find signs of its spread to the state

Minnesota lifts temporary gypsy moth quarantine
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today lifted a temporary gypsy moth quarantine for an infested area in the Lowry Hill Neighborhood of Minneapolis

Goshen residents asked to fight gypsy moth outbreak
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A group of oak trees along Hackett Road stand bare near Maplecrest Country Club, due to an outbreak of gypsy moth caterpillars

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Feeding Finished For 2018
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Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillar feeding for 2018 is officially over!

Ontario beekeepers alarmed over hive losses
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When Ontario's beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they were met with bad news

Thousands more infected larch trees to be felled
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A road is to be built into a forest in Carmarthenshire and thousands of trees cut down

Mosquitoes, caterpillars normal amid concern for ash trees
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Invasive species targets Saskatoon ash trees

Invasive, Blinding Weed Spreads to Virginia
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Look out for the blinding hogweed that has now spread to Virginia

New concerns toxic weed that causes burns, blindness could spread to Carolinas
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Giant Hogweed is a voracious plant, and there are new concerns it could spread to North Carolina

Texas A&M is ‘go to’ authority on controlling international fire ant invasion
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South Korea has asked Texas A&M University for help in stopping an alien pest new to their country, but all too familiar to most Texans

Tree Fruit Insect Pest - Spotted Lanternfly
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The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, an invasive plant hopper was first detected in Pennsylvania

Soybean seedling diseases surge in Illinois
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In many cases Rhizoctonia has been identified as the causative organism, alone or in combination with other soil diseases such as Phytophthora

Dalmation toadflax — invasive species in western Nebraska
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A potential invasive species that has been found in western Nebraska is Dalmatian toadflax

There’s no glory in this strange, invasive weed
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The bush morning glory is a threat to some animals' central nervous system

Invasive plants: Southwestern Pennsylvania's most wanted list
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Some of Pennsylvania's invasive plants

Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania
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Hogweed found in Pennsylvania

Dalmation Toadflax – invasive species in western Nebraska
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A potential invasive species that has been found in western Nebraska is Dalmatian toadflax

Noxious weed alert: Giant hogweed spotted in Virginia
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Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can produce severe burns and blisters, has been spotted for the first time in Virginia

Emerald ash borer a growing concern in Regina
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After devouring its way across Canada over the last 16 years, the emerald ash borer is now a concern in Regina

Bay County to treat for Emerald Ash Borer
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In an effort to save publicly owned ash trees, Kinnucan Tree Experts of Lake Bluff, Ill., will use a direct tree injection of the Arborjet product Tree-age

Emerald Ash Borer treatments to begin in Stevens Point
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Stevens Point will begin treating some 550 ash trees located in city right-of-ways next Monday for the deadly Emerald Ash Borer

Columbus plants trees along James Street
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In an effort to halt the Emerald Ash Borer infestation, the city is planting new non-Ash trees

Fredericton expects loss of thousands of ash trees
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With the recent arrival of the emerald ash borer in New Brunswick, the City of Fredericton is warning its residents to prepare for the loss of tens of thousands of trees

Insecticide could exterminate Fredericton's emerald ash borer population, expert says
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An injection kills the Emerald Ash Borer larvae feeding on the tree's tissue

Battling the EAB in Western Illinois
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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has continued to spread through the tri states region - the future is bleak for ash trees

Tiny insect threatening thousands more Saskatoon ash trees
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Emerald ash borers and the cottony ash psyllids are causing the City of Saskatoon to remove the tree that are infected and cannot keep up

Minnesota: Soybean Cyst Nematode – The Biggest Yield Inhibitor
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Soybean has been making steady in-roads as an alternative crop, resulting in 3,564 more soybean fields and 328,964 more soybean acres in northwestern Minnesota counties

Soybean Cyst Nematode: Race Shifts and Grass Cover Crops as a Potential Alternative Control
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SCN has been found in every county in Illinois, as well as much of the eastern United States, Puerto Rico, and parts of Hawaii and Canada

Soybean Cyst Nematode Females Seen on Roots as Early as Ever in 2018
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The rapid development of SCN females likely is due to the very warm temperatures that occurred in Iowa in May

Citizen science: A powerful tool to combat invasive giant slugs
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The giant slug Limax maximus, an invasive species which made its way from northern Europe to Japan and other regions worldwide, is notorious for the harm it can cause to horticultural and agricultural crops

'Asian hornet' reportedly found in Somerset allotment by concerned resident
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The Asian hornet is no more dangerous to humans than a bee

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable
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The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior

Infamous pest in the trees of Woodford County
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The Emerald Ask Borer has spread by transporting firewood across Illinois, killing millions of Ash trees in the last few years

Southern Vermont on the lookout for invasive insect
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The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation says the emerald ash borer was recently spotted in Massachusetts therefore neighboring towns in Vermont are now considered high-risk areas

Emerald ash borer found in Halifax Co. for first time
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The emerald ash borer was found in Halifax County for the first time, making it the 36th county within the state where this invasive insect has been detected

Spotted lanternfly, a new tree-destroying bug, found in New Jersey
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A colorful bug that is a major threat to fruit and hardwood trees has been discovered in New Jersey after spreading throughout Pennsylvania

Preventing Pesky Garden Pests
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Gardening enthusiasts have developed preventative measures against the Japanese Beetles, Scarlet Lily Beetles and Emerald Ash Borers

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable
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Urban and Community Manager for the Colorado State Forest Service states that the Emerald Ash borer is a pest that cannot be stop or eradicate however, there should to be efforts made to contain its spread

Bipartisan effort to fight invasive species with new bill - Times Union
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Two lawmakers reintroduced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act to protect wildlife from invasive species such as Asian carp or the Emerald Ash Borer

Dangerous giant hogweed removed from West Seattle yard
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Be aware of this noxious plant, the giant hogweed

Dangers of hogweed
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Hogweed is a toxic plant and it poses a danger, there are immediate steps you can take if you come into contact with giant hogweed

New reference guide of poisonous plants released
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The recent appearance of giant hogweed in Clarke County — a plant that can produce severe burns and blisters — sparked local interest

Beware the Giant Hogweed Plant
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Beware the Giant Hogweed Plant

Canadian Hikers Beware: Giant Hogweed Looks Harmless, But Can Cause Severe Reactions
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While the threat of the giant hogweed is not immediate, people should still take precautions as to when exploring the great Canadian outdoors

Giant hogweed plant: don't touch
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Be aware of the toxic giant hogweed plant

'Perfect summer' for hazardous giant hogweed in region
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Reports of the invasive hogweed near and around the river that runs through the small town have recently been received at the Independent

Corps joins battle against invasive weed in Rock Creek
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As part of a cooperative agreement with the Klickitat County Noxious Weed Board, contractors will treat the watermilfoil with an herbicide

What plagues plants
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The monsoon season provides a breeding ground for bacterial, fungal and viral diseases in the green kingdom

Gypsy moth populations likely to decline naturally next year, horticultural expert says
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A population surge brought about by a pair of dry spring seasons in 2016 and 2017 has made gypsy moths a hot button issue

Lanternflies at Reading Pagoda bug scientists
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The infestation of spotted lanternflies around the Reading Pagoda Monday afternoon was enough to drive visiting scientists buggy

'Jumping tree lice' threaten more than 14,000 Winnipeg ash trees | CBC News
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Cottony ash psyllids were found in Winnipeg last summer but are having more impact this season

Spotted Lanternfly Grape Pest Alert
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The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive sap-feeding plant-hopper found in southern Pennsylvania

Prince Charles warns Britain’s gardeners to weed out foreign plants
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Prince Charles has warned that buying foreign plants could inadvertently wreak devastating havoc on Britain’s landscape

City Warned of New Winged Infestation
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The City of Moose Jaw is warning residents about a new pest, the Cottony Ash Pysllid, that could do some serious damage to our Ash trees

Edible beans and the soybean cyst nematode
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Farmers growing edible beans under processing contracts can keep soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) under control through strict rotation schedules of crops that don’t include SCN-susceptible soybean varieties, as well as crop scouting and soil testing

APHIS Establishes a Host List for European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi) and Conditions for Interstate Movement of Regulated Articles in Quarantined Areas
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Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a host list for European cherry fruit fly (ECFF, Rhagoletis cerasi), and established conditions for the interstate movement of regulated articles from core areas quarantined for ECFF

The looming threat of the deadly tomato leafminer - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
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Federal Department of Plant Protection Karachi, under Ministry of National Food Security and Research Islamabad, which is maintaining the Plant Quarantine Regulatory Service in the country must keep a vigilant watch on imports of tomato consignments from India and Iran

65 trees will be cut down in Hamilton's Confederation Park
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Trees will be cut down in Confederation Park to battle an invasive species, the Emerald Ash Borer

NYC DEP Unveils Tool At Catskills Trail To Brush Off Invasive Species
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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new way to combat invasive species

Dangerously Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Confirmed In NJ
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The invasive Spotted Lanternfly have now moved into New Jersey

Public plays role in fight against invasive species, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County says
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In the fight against the spread of invasive species, organizations like Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County are relying on the public to be their eyes

Worse than poison ivy: How to identify, report dangerous...
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unding to support the detection, identification, or control of Giant Hogweed is no longer available to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which means it's up to residents to report and manage the dangerous plants

Japanese knotweed: Nightmare for homeowner insurance policy
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This fast-growing invasive knotweed chokes out other greenery and is said to force its way through concrete, pipes and walls making homeowners angry

Phytophthora infection in pistachio orchard draws attention
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University of California orchard specialists make note of a recent case, as such infections are usually rare

Spotted lanternfly soon expected to wreak more havoc
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Experts said sticky tape bands are a necessary and inexpensive solution to help get rid of the Spotted Lanternfly

Late blight appearing in New York gardens
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A late June report shows that late blight has been confirmed in Onondaga County, and appears to be a strain not previously detected in New York

Public Meeting on Emerald Ash Borer to Feature ‘Slow-the-Spread’ Recommendations: Southern Bennington County Also Urged to be on the Lookout After New Massachusetts Infestation | Agency of Natural Resources
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State and Federal officials will host a public meeting in Montpelier about emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect recently discovered in Vermont

What To Do About the Emerald Ash Borer
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Vermont's ash trees are at risk of extinction due to the Emerald Ash Borer

Virginia sees high honeybee losses over winter
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Virginia lost 59.5 percent of its honeybee colonies last winter, nearly double the average rate for the past decade

Fungal disease myrtle rust found in two locations in south Auckland
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The fungal disease myrtle rust has been found in two locations in south Auckland

An update on citrus greening in the Panhandle
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In the Panhandle, UF/IFAS Extension Agents have implemented a survey to track and monitor citrus greening (Huanglongbing), including evidence of the vector, the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Cornell and Finger Lakes Land Trust partner to protect hemlock trees
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The land trust and university will combat the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect from Japan, as part of the New York State Hemlock Initiative

Avoid Spreading of Emerald Ash Borer and The Lone Star Tick When Camping This Summer
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Use these cautious camping tips to avoid the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and the Lone Star Tick

Emerald ash borer information forum scheduled
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The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting an emerald ash borer informational forum

You've Spotted the Spotted Lanternfly: What Should You Do?
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If you spot the Spotted lanternfly, there are certain steps you need to take before and invasion

Early detection survey traps set for emerald ash borer
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While the Emerald Ash Borer have yet to be discovered in Nova Scotia, the threat os its arrival is a stark reality.

Invasive plant grows as bug fails to eat away the problem
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The weevil program wasn't as successful as the Burlington county of Vermont have thought so they switched their efforts to spread prevention, education and outreach

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



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.