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'Alien’ invasion of Asian beetles sweeps UK - and it's bad news for drinkers
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An invasion of beetles could lead to a shortage of your favourite tipple in Europe and wreak havoc on the gardens and homes of people in the UK.

Control of Egyptian Broomrape in Processing Tomato
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Broomrape cause severe damage to vegetable and field crops worldwide.

APHIS Provides an Update on Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula (White)) Activities
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The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides this update of spotted lanternfly (SLF) activities in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware

Aquatic invaders: Learn how to spot the enemy
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Become aware of these species so you know what to look for

The problem with phragmites
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The invasive variety of phragmites, also known the common reed, are growing at a quick rate in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Researchers from three universities conducting study about how people perceive risks from beetle-killed forests
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The mountain pine beetle outbreak devastated pine forests in the High Country and across North America the past couple of decades, with ashen-grey blight running through forests all over North and Central Colorado

Fruit Fly Infestation In Sacramento Will Disrupt Region’s Farmers
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You can’t call the “oriental fruit fly” a picky eater. It feasts on more than 200 fruits, vegetables and plants

Invasive Mosquito Known To Carry Zika Virus Found In Michigan
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The invasive Asian tiger mosquito has been identified in Wayne County again this year

Late blight detected in western NY
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Late blight is a devastating, airborne disease of tomatoes and potatoes

Urban forester
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most mitigation money is thrown at agriculture, not urban forests. So private operators like his company are frontline when it comes to fighting the bad bugs and trying to save ravaged trees

Fall Webworm
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So what should you do if you have fall webworm in your landscape?

NZ bans importation of Australian fruit and veg after virus found
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In yet another blow for farmers, New Zealand has temporarily banned the importation of some Australian produce after a plant virus was spotted on a batch of Australian watermelons

WSU scientists clone virus to help stop overwhelming grape disease
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A new discovery by Washington State University scientists could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers vines and shrivels harvests

FMC: Confronting corn rootworm takes multi-point strategy
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For farmers who grow continuous corn, corn rootworm is a pest that growers must deal with on an annual basis. And over the decades, growers have learned you can’t really rely on one single tactic

Dutch elm disease found in Isle of Man's oldest tree
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Evidence of Dutch elm disease has been found in what is believed to be the Isle of Man's oldest tree

Concerns over Dutch Elm disease
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A "devastating" disease could be putting the Island's elm tree population at risk

Monkton Residents Take Up Arms (Shovels) Against 'Poison Parsnip' Invasion
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Wild parsnip is a danger to all and Vermont citizens are heading into battle to get rid of the threat

Soy natural: Genetic resistance against aphids
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researchers have taken a big step toward identifying new soybean genes associated with aphid resistance

Air cleared for WA potato exports
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After being hit with disease and deregulation, the potato industry has reached a positive milestone in the battle against the tomato potato psyllid

Agencies investigating whitefish decline in the Great Lakes
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quagga mussels are blanketing the bottom of the lakes and commercial fisheries are dealing with the decline of the fish market

The pink bollworm menace adds to Maharashtra cotton farmers' distress
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pink bollworm is a minor pest but can still be damaging to cotton yields

Monarch caterpillar killer outbreak in Kingsley
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There is a monarch killer on the loose in Kingsley, which prompted officials to launch an all-points bulletin to identify and eradicate the culprit

APHIS Posts Updated Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map
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Removed the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly) quarantine in the Brownsville area of Cameron County, Texas

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Encinitas, San Diego County, California
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APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Encinitas, San Diego County, California

APHIS Establishes an Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) Quarantine in Sacramento and Yolo County, California
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APHIS established an Oriental fruit fly quarantine in the Sacramento area of Sacramento County and Yolo County, California

Availability of the Proposal to Remove the Domestic Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer
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APHIS is proposing to remove the domestic quarantine regulations for the emerald ash borer (EAB)

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in San Perlita, Willacy County, Texas
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APHIS and the Texas Department of Agriculture removed the Mexican fruit fly quarantine area in the San Perlita area of Willacy County, Texas

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in San Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, Texas
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Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly) quarantine in the San Ygnacio area, Zapata County, Texas

APHIS Approves California FRSMP Petition for Allium Leafminer
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California becomes the second state to participate in FRSMP, and allium leafminer becomes the third FRSMP pest

USDA Declares Monroe Township Ohio Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle
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On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's APHIS and the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that they have eliminated the Asian longhorned beetle from Monroe Township in Clermont County, Ohio.

New sugarcane variety featured at AgCenter field day
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A new sugar cane variety that will be available for Louisiana farmers to plant this year was highlighted at the 36th annual sugarcane field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station on July 18.

Federal Domestic Soil Quarantines Map
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This map is to assist laboratories receiving domestic origin soul samples for chemical/physical analysis from areas where soil is regulated by USDA.

Life history traits in a capital breeding pine caterpillar: effect of host species and needle age
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A series of studies have suggested that the larval host species or varieties dramatically impact their development and reproductive output. However, few studies have reported the role of foliar age and adult mating success has often been ignored in these studies.

Indian Swampweed: Ecological Risk Screening Summary
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Certainty of this assessment is medium. Information on the biology, invasion history and impacts of this species is available, including some peer-reviewed literature.

Limnophila sessiliflora Aquarium Characteristic
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This plant has large stems with crowns of leaves. These leaves are 2 to 3 cm long, are finely cut and are sometimes difficult because they can obstruct the suction cannula of the filter.

Morphological Variation of Maize Downy Mildew from Different Locations in Java-Indonesia
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Maize downy mildew is one of the major constraints for maize production in Indonesia. Peronosclerospora maydis is known as the causal agent of downy mildew in Java, Indonesia. The use of fungicides yielded different reactions to the disease at various locations in Indonesia.

Wasp Size and Prey Load in C. fumipennis: Implications for Biosurveillance of Pest Buprestidae
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Cerceris fumipennis Say is a solitary, ground-nesting wasp that typically nests in aggregations. Females provision their nest with beetles in the family Buprestidae, which they capture in nearby vegetation, paralyze, and transport back to their nest as food for their offspring.

Butterfly beauty, sexy scents and solar-powered wings
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The cabbage white butterfly is a multifaceted insect – if only it would keep off my brassicas

New tree pest found at UOG site in Yigo
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Lobate lac scale, a pest found on woody trees, has been found at the University of Guam's 47-acre Yigo Experiment Station, confirmed UOG entomology professor Aubrey Moore.

Black Locust trees turning brown?
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In some areas of the state, black locust trees have taken on a brown color. This is due to activity of locust leafminer, which results in trees that appear scorched.

12 Important Willow Species
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Willows include more than 400 trees and shrubs from the Salix genus of plants. These moisture-loving plants are native to temperate and cold regions in the northern hemisphere. In addition to the many separate species, willows easily hybridize, producing crosses between species.

Growing Grapes: How To Get Epic Amounts Of Fruit From The Vine
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Whether you want to make wine, dry raisins, eat fresh grapes or drink grape juice, you’ll begin by growing grapes.

First report of natural occurrence of groundnut bud necrosis virus in Solanum torvum Sw. in India | SpringerLink
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This is the first report of GBNV in S. torvum in India.

Horned Oak Galls Pop
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Horned oak galls are formed under the direction of the gall-wasp, Callirhytis cornigera. The vast majority of the insect and mite galls found on oaks cause little to no harm to the overall health of their host trees. However, these galls are an exception.

Gardenia Insects
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In addition to problems resulting from improper growing conditions, gardenias are also susceptible to several diseases, insect pests and other problems.

Asian wasp's arrival in S. Jersey brings hope to scientists, farmers fighting stink bugs
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Entomologist Anne Nielsen looks for stink bugs on Rutgers University experimental peach orchard in Bridgeton, N.J.

Golden apple snails invade village rice fields, spread rapidly in Ayeyarwady
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Armies of golden apple snails are feasting on hundreds of acres of rice, destroying the crop

​NT melon disease found in NZ | North Queensland Register
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Katherine in the NT has confirmed cases of the plant disease in watermelons now causing export restrictions

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Kewaunee County
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Emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Kewaunee County

Maine Needs Public's Help Rooting Out Bug-Infested Trees
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State officials are asking for the public's help in locating several ash trees sold by a major retailer in Maine this summer that may contain emerald ash borer

Corn Tar Spot Update
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Local epidemics of corn tar spot have growers worried in Indiana about how their corn will finish out the season.

Knotty problem – On Japanese knotweed and other unwelcome guests of the Irish countryside
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“Knotweed seems to have displaced ragwort as the Irish plant world’s public enemy number one"

Orange River farmers suffer Oriental fruit fly outbreak
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Several detections of the oriental fruit fly has been reported in the Orange River area

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine Expands in Northern California
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A portion of Sacramento and Yolo Counties have been placed under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of 15 flies

Oak wilt detected in Ontario County
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Oak wilt has been detected in Ontario County

Beware of European Pepper Moth
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Audio snippet with guest, Blake Layton, Entomologist.

New “Endangered Flora Species” series launches with the four-leaf clover on silver Proof coin
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The Impresa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) has launched a new series of collector coins whose focus will be on the endangered flora once prevalent in Portugal and on the Iberian Peninsula in general

Mumbai’s world of small insects
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The Sanjay Gandhi National Park may be known for its leopards, but there’s much more to see.

Norway’s New Invaders: The Garden Lupin
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In 2004, there were more than 873 alien species of plant in Norway, most of which are simple garden species. Next week, Malene Nygård will take us through some of the introduction pathways and problems that they present. But now, we look at one of Norway’s most ubiquitous plant invaders, the Garden Lupin.

This year, caterpillars in tents intense
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Deciduous trees across Columbia County seem covered in thick, gooey appearing tents coating the branches and turning foliage brown because of the fall webworm

New outbreaks of devastating crop disease confirmed in UK
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Lettuce Fusarium wilt have been confirmed at sites in Lancashire and Ireland, with a further case identified in Cambridgeshire this summer

Zebra mussels take last of area's recreational lakes
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Center Lake is one of the latest in the state to have a confirmed case of zebra mussels

UMass-Amherst scientists claim victory over winter moth, coastal menace now a 'non-pest'
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The bug that has caused defoliation of trees and blueberry bushes across coastal New England apparently has met its match: a parasitic fly introduced to affected areas

South Africa, Argentina partially suspending EU-bound citrus exports
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South Africa and Argentina are this month suspending part of their citrus exports to the European Union for the remainder of the season, according to the Valencian Farmers Association

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
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Mexfly quarantine is removed fro Cameron County, Texas

Reintroduced Natural Enemies Take Fight to Pests
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URI has been conducting biocontrol research for several decades and has released numerous pest enemies through the years

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urges boaters' help in quagga fight | KSL.com
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is urging every single registered boat owner in Utah to decontaminate their vessel upon leaving Lake Powell, warning of an increasingly critical problem threatening the state's water supply

Infectious disease killing oak trees is widespread in Central Texas
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An infectious disease called oak wilt is a silent killer that knows no boundaries

Council learns more about ideas to control Lake Ballinger vegetation; transportation improvements public hearing Sept. 4
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That study, funded by the State Ecology Department, found two non-native invasive plants — Eurasian watermilfoil and fragrant water lily — that have put a damper on boating, swimming and fishing, and have also impacted habitat and water quality for fish and other aquatic species

Farmers warned over rampaging pest
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Mr Pedzisai said tests are being conducted to establish effective insecticides that can be used to control the pest

Govt releases Rs 16.97 cr to check pink bollworm attack on cotton
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Following the reports of pink bollworm infestation in cotton-growing areas of Maharashtra, State Government has released Rs 16.97 crore to check the infestation

Managing corn earworm is easy with these tips
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if you grow your own sweet corn, or even if you buy it from a local farmer’s market, you’ve likely come across Public Enemy No. 1 in the corn patch: the corn earworm

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine in Sacramento County
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has established an Oriental fruit fly quarantine covering 123 square miles in Northern California

Invasive Aedes mosquitoes spreading across Southern California
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Aedes mosquitoes are responsible for itchy, painful bites across greater Los Angeles

Cooter Pond to lose some unwanted Hydrilla
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Hydrilla is the bane of Cooter Pond, like unwanted weeds in an otherwise pristine garden

Answer Man: I see musk thistle; does anyone still care about it?
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In this battle against the musk thistle, I wondered, who ensures the plant is controlled?

Giant daddy long legs start hatching this month and they want to come in your house
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Daddy long legs, the flying sort also known as crane flies, are insects that look like massive mosquitos. Don't be afraid, however, because crane flies can't bite humans, or even other insects. They are in fact incapable of even killing other insects.

Zebra Mussels found in Bull Shoals Tailwater
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Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in the portion of the White River just downstream of Bull Shoals Dam last week

Senator McGuire passes bill to cut red tape and implement Quagga and Zebra Mussel inspection programs
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Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation that cuts through red tape and expedites Quagga Mussel inspection programs at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma is now headed to the Governor’s desk after receiving bi-partisan support in the Legislature

Field Tour Offers Close-Up Look at Invasive Species Security
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Goats to help 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna
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Goats eat just about anything, and 1000 Islands Environmental Center is taking advantage of that

Know how Thailand's premium export fruits are protected?
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Five million irradiated fruit flies burst out of white boxes every Saturday and race to stop female flies from breeding larvae-filled eggs in Trok Nong, a small rural town in eastern Thailand

Gujarat’s cotton farmers ward off pink bollworm
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The insect pest, which wreaked havoc two years ago, is viewed today as a threat that can be ‘managed'

More problems with invasive plants
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Kirksville’s Lakes, Parks and Recreation Department is concerned about the Russian olive that has taken root in the area around Hazel Creek Lake

Park Service turns to goats to combat kudzu in Thurmond area
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The National Park Service is experimenting with four-legged weed-eaters to get rid of kudzu and other fast-growing, invasive weed species in the Thurmond area

Chikungunya cases rise in India along with temperatures
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As average temperatures rise in India, so does the risk of frequent and large-scale chikungunya cases spreading in the South Asian country via misquitos

Michigan chestnut update
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Chestnut trees around Michigan are starting to push leaves.

Chilli Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood)
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Thrips can enter greenhouses through migration, or via contaminated cuttings or seedlings.

September rose tending brings blooms later in fall
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Unfortunately, there is some very bad news for San Diego gardens, and that is the arrival here of chilli thrips.

A Yearbook Of Seeds 
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From the Uncarina seed’s fashionable coat to the flowing orange locks of the Bird of Paradise seed, we present this year’s seed superlatives.

The ways of watercress
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How watercress arrived in Australia remains open to debate. Likewise whether it was a deliberate or accidental introduction—or some combination of both.

Faba Greens, Globe Artichoke’s Offshoots, Crenate Broomrape and Summer Squash Greens: Unconventional Vegetables of Puglia (Southern Italy) With Good Quality Traits
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Crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata Forssk.), a root parasite plant that produces devastating effects on many crops (mostly legumes), is used like asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) to prepare several traditional dishes.

Citrus Root Weevil Identification and Control in Southern Highbush Blueberry
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Citrus root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus) has been a destructive pest in citrus trees for many years. More recently, it has become a pest in blueberry in central Florida, at times causing significant damage.

A caterpillar outwits corn defenses by gorging on fattening ‘junk’ food | Science News
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Here’s the story of a caterpillar that foils gruesome violence orchestrated by corn.

City fighting birch borer beetle
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Albany's birch trees are fighting off an invader bent on destruction, but city officials are fighting back.

Super Spindle Apple Plantings Pique Interest at IFTA Tour Finale
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“You do not want this thing,” grower Brian Witzke says. “A lot of guys aren’t spraying for them.”

The gastropods are coming
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Gardeners revile snails and slugs for their habit of eating vegetables and fruit; however, their diet is not limited to the crops we enjoy.

Singapore Rhododendron: Bees, a lizard and a bird
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The Singapore or Straits Rhododendron (Melastona malabathricum) is a common weedy shrub that is found all over Singapore. The fruits are sought after by at least 8 species of birds

What did African Black Beetle ever do to anyone anyway?
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If you observe 50 –100 beetles wandering across your lawn don’t panic. It’s time to panic only when there is more beetle than lawn visible. This is an extremely rare occurrence.

Citrus Scale Pests: Information On Citrus Scale Control
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So your citrus tree is dropping leaves, twigs and branches are dying back, and/or the fruit is stunted or distorted. These symptoms may indicate an infestation of citrus scale pests. Let’s find out more about citrus scale control.

Garden Huber Q&A
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Q: I hope you can help identify the pretty white wildflower we see around a nearby retention pond and now in our backyard. I have searched the internet several times and could not find a match.

Major diseases of maize | Agri News India
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Take note of the symptoms and control methods of several notable corn diseases.

Fall is time to control a spring pest
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Dear Helen: This spring, in our Garry oak meadow, there have been what looked like large numbers of little black bits like coffee grounds falling from the oaks. What were they? Could they be coming from the green worms hanging from the trees?

How the call for red coats turned a county into a cactus
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Australia was in a pickle. Once excited to have their first export, the brilliant red dye produced by beetles, Australians found themselves overrun by the insects’ food, the prickly pear cactus, according to islander Terry Domico, author of “The Great Cactus War.”

Emeralds only part of this boring story
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Emerald ash borer has been in the news so much in recent years, many homeowners have forgotten there are several native boring insects that attack ash trees. In fact, you may be surprised how many potential attackers exist!

Molecular Detection and Genetic Diversity of Casuarina Moth
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The casuarina moth, Lymantria xylina Swinhoe, once belonged to the family Lymantriidae in superfamily Noctuoidae. But recent classifications have lowered Lymantriidae to the subfamily Lymantriinae under the family Noctuoidae, and then it was incorporated into Erebidae.

The fas operon of Rhodococcus fascians encodes new genes required for efficient fasciation of host plants
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enetic analysis revealed that fas encodes, in addition to the previously identified ipt, at least two new genes that are involved in fasciation development, one of which is only required on older tobacco plants.

Invasive weed found in Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene
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State officials say they‘ve found an invasive, noxious weed in Lake Coeur d‘Alene in northern Idaho, the curly leaf pondweed

DEC seeks pool owners to assist in survey of invasive beetle
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The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has worked diligently to manage the Asian longhorned beetles infestations in our state and succeeded in eradicating the invasive beetle from Staten Island, Manhattan, Islip and Eastern Queens

Working together to save Michigan’s valuable hemlock trees
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Now, Michigan's hemlock resource, estimated at 170 million trees, is threatened by a tiny invasive insect – the hemlock woolly adelgid

Soybean Rust Control Market Overview and In-Depth Analysis with Top Key Players 2028
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Over the years, soybean plantations have been terrorized by a disease known as soybean rust. Soybean rust is mainly caused by two fungi, Phakopsora pachyrhizi or the Asian soybean rust and Phakopsora meibomiae, or new world soybean rust. The disease is listed amongst possible weapons for bioterrorism.

Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs
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A warmer world likely means more and hungrier insects chomping on crops and less food on dinner plates, a new study suggests.

Watch Out For Japanese Knotweed
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This is the time of year to keep an eye out for Japanese knotweed.

Complete Asian hornets’ nest removed from St Lawrence tree
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Asian hornets’ nest was carefully removed from a tree in St Lawrence on Friday by specially trained pest controllers in what is believed to be the first capture of a living colony since the invasive insect arrived in the British Isles in 2016

Officials give warning about the dangers of wild parsnip
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The Reedsburg Fire Department is warning the public about a poisonous plant that causes painful blisters.

Need to combat invasive alien species stressesed
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Indonesia, supported by the ASEAN Member States, made a statement on the issue of the proliferation of invasive alien species (IAS) during the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body

Invasive, tree-killing pest found in Cole, Callaway counties
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Since EAB was first detected in Missouri in July 2008, the exotic, tree-killing pest has spread to a total of 53 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis, according to an MDC news release

Is Florida Finally Rid of the Giant African Land Snail?
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The war against the Giant African Land Snail maybe coming to an end in Southern Florida.

The Japanese barberry isn't the only invasive shrub in Pennsylvania. See the others
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The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources maintains a list of invasive shrubs.

Watch for these corn diseases
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Given the wet growing conditions over the last month, corn in parts of Iowa will be susceptible to Physoderma brown spot and node rot, caused by the fungus Physoderma maydis.

Biosecurity battle: Measures against yellow crazy ants succeeding
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NSW DPI have said that movement restrictions in Lismore CBD will remain in place while there is still a risk of the ants spreading, but will be regularly reviewed.

Blueweed Blitz 2018 a success!
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Another incredibly successful battle in the war against blueweed was held on July 7, with dozens and dozens of volunteer soldiers heading out into the field to take down the invasive plan during the annual Blueweed Blitz

Center Celebrates the Fruits of Its Labor
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Over the past century, Pennsylvania fruit growers have faced diseases that killed trees, insects that ruined fruit, shortages of farm labor and changes in growing methods. But through it all, Penn State’s Fruit Research and Extension Center has been there to help.

In two regions of Ukraine revealed cancer potato
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Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilbersky) Percival is recorded in three districts of Ivano-Frankivsk in the area of 4.45 hectares and the area of Chernivtsi region on the area of 7.59 ha

15 invasive plants that could be wreaking havoc on your yard or garden in Upstate NY
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Take a look below at 15 invasive plants that could be right in your backyard or garden wreaking all kinds of havoc

Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks
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Scientists at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Rice Research have developed a new variety of the popular Improved Samba Mahsuri (ISM) rice that can resist bacterial blight (BB) disease.

5 invasive plants to watch out for in Michigan
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The Michigan DNR says species that are not native and also have the potential to harm human health or to harm natural, agricultural or silvicultural resources can be listed as prohibited or restricted by the State of Michigan.

Fungal diseases may be cause of brown spots on tree leaves
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Numerous cankers (localized, injured areas) may appear on stems and branches, and are of greater concern than the symptoms that show up on the foliage.

Keeping apple maggot out of your fruit | Lifestyles | pressrepublican.com
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Apple maggot is a problematic insect for Clinton County fruit growers this time of year, and can also wreak havoc on apple trees in your yard. With a little bit of management, you can protect your trees from this fly so you can harvest more apples at home this fall.

Assessing the current and future biological control potential of Trichogramma ostriniae on its hosts Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia nubilalis
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Understanding interactions between biocontrol agents and their pest hosts under climate change should assist implementation of biocontrol strategies, by identifying appropriate biocontrol agents for release or determining the optimal timing of releases.

FISH hooks, lands big boost from FWC for preserve
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The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage received another much-needed injection of funding at its June 4 meeting.

Birdsfoot trefoil blankets fields and lawns in yellow
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The flowering period usually lasts for at least one month adding colour to our environment, while all the while providing a desirable, environmentally friendly ground cover.

Bacterial infections
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Regularly check crops along bed edges and pathways.

Proposal bans sale of invasive plants in Indiana
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Indiana might soon prohibit dozens of plant species from being sold or transported into the state.

Soil Underneath Reveals Hidden World of Communication and Chemical Warfare
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When the bacterial wilt species Ralstonia solanacearum attempts to contaminate the fungal pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi, the fungus reacts with plethora of antibacterial compounds to maintain the distance from the invader.

TROPICSAFE project present at the 5th “bois noir” Workshop
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The 5th “bois noir” Workshop will be held on September 18-19, 2018, at the City hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Control of Citrus Flush Timing Could Improve Psyllid Control
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They say timing is everything in life, and that’s certainly true of the Asian citrus psyllid, which has devastated Florida agriculture for the past decade by transmitting citrus greening disease, also known as huanglongbing

Potato blight confirmed in Monroe County
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Michigan State University agriculture experts “strongly recommend intensive monitoring of potato crops for late blight detection.”

Owen Sound Treats Trees For Emerald Ash Borer
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Owen Sound will resume Emerald Ash Borer treatments on trees within city limits

Nest of up to 5,000 Asian hornets found in St Aubin
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FOLLOWING sightings of Asian hornets around St Aubin over the weekend a nest containing up to 5,000 of the invasive insects has been found in the roof of a property in the village

State invites public to second ash borer session in Frenchville
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The public is welcome to attend and learn more about the emerald ash borer and impacts of its arrival in Maine

After years of caterpillar attacks, 'the trees are dying'
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The trimming and removal of dead or weakened trees due to gypsy moth caterpillar damage in recent years is becoming a widespread - and expensive - endeavor, according to state and utility experts

Plainfield Township hires survey firm to check on gypsy moths
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Plainfield Township has hired a firm to do a survey of gypsy moths to determine how widespread the infestation of the insects is

Invasive Stiltgrass Threat to Be Addressed at Public Meeting
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Japanese stiltgrass is an invasive grass that is very aggressive in displacing native species and resources for wildlife

DNR says check trees for Asian longhorned beetle
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The biggest tree threat in Indiana is the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an invasive pest that attacks over a dozen types of trees and those tree need to be checked

Bloomington Lake to Disappear for Winter in Effort to Combat Invasive Weed
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Officials with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and the City of Bloomington are getting aggressive about getting rid of the curly leaf pondweed there

Huge Number Of Dead, Dying Trees In Connecticut At Increased Risk Of Falling Due To Years Of Drought, Insects
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Millions of aging trees across Connecticut are dead or dying as a result of years of drought, invasive insects and major storms

Laws have unintended consequences
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In 1972 a woman environmentalist Margaret Sanger went to then President Richard Nixon complaining about DTD, a commonly used pesticide for decades that killed the bark beetle that killed trees in all forests. Nixon then by executive order at the request of this woman banned all use of DTD

Hundreds of trees to be cut down before invasive species strikes
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Hundreds of ash trees are being cut down in one Vermont community before an invasive species strikes

Officials warn of increasing danger of dead trees
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The Hartford Courant reports many of the trees are suffering from years of drought and damage from invasive insects such as the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer

Water hyacinth weed found in Mission Heights Reserve
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An eradication project is underway to rid a waterway in Mission Heights Reserve of the invasive water hyacinth weed

Bid to tackle tree-damaging large pine weevil
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The large pine weevil, Hylobius abiestis, can cause fatal damage to young trees

Spending Millions to Stop the Spread of a Destructive Insect Invader
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Southeastern Pennsylvania is ground zero for an invasive species outbreak that’s threatening trees and crops. Can it be contained?

'Disgusting' invasive water plant part of Lake Simcoe's biodiversity
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Eurasian water-milfoil looks harmless ... But out in nature, the plant becomes invasive and dangerous to the biodiversity

Crop-destroying Weevil a major concern for New Mexico farmers
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Farmers have been trying to stop the pecan weevil from infesting New Mexico

Jake Price: Citrus Greening Disease devastating Florida and threatening Georgia citrus
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Citrus Greening Disease or Huanglongbing disease, is a very serious bacterial disease of citrus

Not quite a plague, but grasshopper destruction looms across state
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The parts of the state lacking rainfall are likely to experience grasshopper infestations soon and could be “the likes of a biblical plague this summer.”

Pennsylvania officials, residents trade tips, stories on dealing with the spotted lanternfly
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Pennsylvania officials, residents trade tips, stories on dealing with the spotted lanternfly

Trying to Stop Spotted Lanternfly from Damaging Crops in NJ
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Three New Jersey counties have been quarantined because of the spotted lanternfly

Take a stand against Japanese stiltgrass
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Stiltgrass control in a nutshell

Spread of emerald ash borer worries First Nations basket makers hoping to pass on skills
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As the emerald ash borer continues to kill swaths of ash trees across Canada, First Nations communities are concerned about the cultural ramifications it will have on the resurgence of basketry

Poughkeepsie Trees Being Taken Down due to Ash Borer
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Be aware of the emerald as borer

Scab returns to Upper Midwest
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The Fusarium Head Blight, an old enemy to Upper Midwest grain farmers is returning in force this growing season

Rutland leaders approve plan to take down ash trees
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Rutland will remove hundreds of ash trees before the emerald ash borer gets to them. The Board of Aldermen voted Monday night for the removal of trees in the urban areas.

Caterpillar damaged trees removed by Eversource
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The power company says the tree trimming is being done six days a week.

Real-time diagnostics for devastating wheat rust
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Wheat yellow rust is currently considered the most damaging disease of wheat globally

Beetles, mites threaten area trees and roses
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The beetle was first discovered in North America in 2002 in Michigan and first detected in Texas — Harrison County to be exact — in 2016

Clarinda Council addresses EAB confirmation
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Clarinda is the first Page County community to have a confirmed case of the Emerald Ash Borer

Bark beetles attacking drought-stressed douglas-fir trees across Washington
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The Department of Natural Resources says they have received an uncharacteristically high number of reports of dead and dying Douglas-fir trees in Washington. The culprits: drought and bark beetles

Japanese Knotweed: the ‘Godzilla Weed’
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Japanese knotweed infestation in the UK is a huge problem

Citrus trees in Southern Alabama facing devastating disease
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A tiny bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid is causing big problems in Alabama

Emerald ash borer confirmed in three more Iowa counties Invasive insect now found in 64 counties
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The emerald ash borer’s march across Iowa continues, with confirmation of the invasive insect’s presence in three new Iowa counties

Spain declares war against tiger mosquito with sterile males
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SCIENTISTS in Valencia are conducting tests designed to eradicate Spain’s tiger mosquito population

Gypsy moth numbers drop, prompting DNR to suspend spray program
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The Department of Natural Resources is suspending the spraying program due to the decline of the gypsy moth

In Maine, like Worcester 10 years ago, eyes open for Asian longhorned beetle
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Authorities in Maine and elsewhere in the country are asking residents to be on the lookout for the destructive Asian longhorned beetle this month

Site-specific technology aids nematode control when cotton fields turn to soybeans
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Thousands of acres of soybeans in eastern Arkansas are under attack from the root knot nematode

Lackawanna County government accepts requests for gypsy moth spraying
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Lackawanna County government is accepting requests for areas to spray next spring in an effort to control gypsy moth populations

Oak Wilt disease killing trees in state
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A fast-spreading, extremely fatal disease is infecting and killing oak trees throughout the state of Michigan, be aware of the oak wilt disease

Invasive water chestnut clogs local waterways
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The water chestnut -- an invasive aquatic plant that can choke up a place and fast - is growing in full force in Little Brook, CT.

Invasive weed from Asia identified in Iowa
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officials announced that the invasive “mile-a-minute” weed was positively identified in Marion County, in the central part of the state

Florida researchers use fungus in HLB fight
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Researchers also are attacking the source: the Asian citrus psyllid that spreads the disease, also known as huanglongbing (HLB)

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort
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Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check

August is Tree Check Month: Public’s Help Needed to Find the Asian Longhorned Beetle
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This is the best time of year to check your trees for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) – a destructive invasive pest that kills trees

Poison lurks beneath the petals of some Shuswap plants
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Two prolific weed problems in the Shuswap are wild parsnip and poison hemlock

URI’s Biocontrol Laboratory heading project to fight invasive weed
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After more than 10 years of research, scientists at the University of Rhode Island’s Biocontrol Laboratory have released a species of moth to help control invasive black and pale swallow-worts

Brazilian peppertree puts Florida child in danger
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After a family moved into their new home in southwest Florida, they noticed a Brazilian peppertree right next door

Anthracnose Destroys Tomato Fruit!
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August in the Lehigh Valley has seen higher than normal rainfall as well as high humidity, and this can affect tomato plants in various ways. One of the diseases that tend to show up with excessive moisture is anthracnose

Nematodes can create serious problems for gardens in Eastern NC
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Nematodes, particularly root-knot nematodes, can create serious problems for home vegetable gardens in Eastern NC

Asian tiger mosquito found in MI, no evidence of Zika
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The invasive Asian tiger mosquito, which is capable of spreading the Zika virus, has been found in Michigan

Destructive Asian gypsy moth eggs found on ships in port of Baltimore
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Three egg masses of the destructive Asian gypsy moth were discovered on a vehicle transport ship in the port of Baltimore earlier this month

Physician, state entomologist weigh in on mosquito-borne disease risk and protection
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The Culex mosquito is one species of mosquito in Charlottesville that could potentially carry and transmit West Nile Virus. There are many more

What Hong Kong could learn from Taiwan in the battle against dengue fever
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The area of Hong Kong infested by the dengue fever vector, the Asian tiger mosquito, was larger this July than the previous 11 years

Farmers concerned as officials work to eradicate invasive fruit fly
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture has set up a quarantine across much of Sacramento and parts of Elk Grove and Yolo County to prevent the spread of the invasive Oriental fruit fly and the Mediterranean fruit fly

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.