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NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System
mollusk success

On January 29, 2019, APHIS removed the giant African snail regulated areas in Zone T, Zone H, Zone C, and Zone M from the list of quarantined areas in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System
nematode prevention spread

Effective November 5, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added a 147-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.

The Bug Box: Potato tuberworms
behavior insect pesticide prevention specialty_crops

About the Potato Tuberworm

Clemson officials increase areas of sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower quarantines | Clemson University News and Stories, South Carolina
corn cotton definition identification quarantine soybean specialty_crops survey weed

Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower.

Citrus swallowtail butterfly
behavior insect photographs

The citrus swallowtail butterfly is one of the largest and most striking garden visitors, especially during the summer months.

Purdue University Report Invasive Species
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Identify Indiana Invasives - Learn more about a few of the most harmful invasive pests in Indiana

APHIS Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on the Protocol for Interstate Movement of Citrus Nursery Stock from Quarantined Areas
citrus disease insect prevention quarantine

APHIS Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on the Protocol for Interstate Movement of Citrus Nursery Stock from Quarantined Areas

APHIS Posts New Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) Eradication Program Report
eradication nematode prevention

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

ALB eNewsletter | March 8, 2019
eradication insect prevention tree_removal

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.

US Army declares war on Russian… weeds
cost municipal ordinance photographs prevention weed

The US Army Corps of Engineers considers “Russian” weeds such a problem in the Pacific Northwest, it is seeking a contractor willing to clear them from an airbase and a training range near Seattle, Washington.

Gibson: Red imported fire ants aren't wanted in Arizona
insect photographs prevention

The red imported fire ant is not native to Arizona, and, so far, we have kept them out of our state.

The City of London Corporation is fighting to keep oak processionary moth numbers down
insect pesticide photographs prevention survey

Thousands of pounds are being spent to exterminate an invasive caterpillar able to destroy trees and cause allergic reactions in humans.

Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission expects increased sweet potatoes prices
nematode prevention specialty_crops

Wet weather negatively affected the 2018 Louisiana sweet potato growing season causing some crops to go unharvested.

The Cedar Mill News
cost insect pesticide photographs prevention

The threat of Japanese beetle establishing in Oregon cannot be overstated.

Workshop will train producers to identify, monitor cutworm moths
identification insect pesticide photographs prevention

Cutworm numbers have been on the increase in western Nebraska over the past several years, and the damage they can cause to dry edible bean fields has bean growers and others in the industry concerned.

Invasive buckthorn can cause increased erosion and nutrient runoff into nearby waters
invasives photographs prevention weed

Watershed District should be involved with buckthorn control efforts

Soybean cyst nematode: A concern to Idaho growers
nematode soybean video

Although the soybean cyst nematode hasn't been found in Idaho, the threat it poses to major agricultural exports has growers and farmers concerned.

Invasive species report highlights findings in Adirondack Park campgrounds
photographs prevention weed

An extensive report on terrestrial invasive species in Adirondack Park state campgrounds was recently released, detailing survey work over the 2018 summer season.

Entomologist provides tips on Western bean cutworm management
corn insect management

Western bean cutworm was originally a secondary pest in the native western range of the U.S

Detective Dog Sniffs Out Devastating Honeybee Disease
biocontrol damage disease pesticide prevention quarantine

American foulbrood (AFB): the most serious bacterial disease impacting honeybees.

Florida’s Citrus Trees Face Extinction. Are Antibiotics the Only Answer?
citrus cost damage disease eradication insect pesticide photographs

Can antibiotics fix the invasion of the citrus psyllid

Damage from rhinoceros beetle worse than expected in Solomons
biocontrol insect photographs prevention specialty_crops spread

Damage to coconut palms in Solomon Islands from the coconut rhinoceros beetle is much worse than earlier estimated, according to scientists.

Country diary: when the bats are away, winter moths come out to play
insect overwinter photographs

Winter is a dangerous time for moths expect for the winter moths

Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) : vector of deadly plant viruses
biology damage insect

Begomoviruses are vectored by whiteflies in a circulative persistent manner.

Nigera's approval of GMO cowpea signals Africa's willingness to embrace biotech crops
biocontrol damage insect prevention soybean technology

Nigeria is on the path to becoming the first country to cultivate biotech cowpea

Plant Lovers' Almanac: Watch for invasive spotted lanternfly
damage history insect management photographs prevention slides

Be on the lookout for a national invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly

Chelsea Flower Show 2019: Oak Trees Banned Over Oak Processionary Moth Fears
damage insect photographs

Chelsea Flower Show have banned oak trees this year amid fears the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) could rapidly spread across Britain.

APHIS announces additions, removals from PCN infested areas in Idaho
nematode specialty_crops

On Nov. 5, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added a 147-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.

Bee-aware of honey bees this spring!
cost definition insect photographs

What is so important about honey bees?

European Corn Borer Still Lurks
biocontrol corn genetics insect pesticide prevention

Be careful. Planting a hybrid without ECB protection can slice corn yields if corn borers infest a field.

Proven Treatment for Spotted Lanternfly
insect invasives photographs prevention treatment

Arborjet Inc., a revolutionary tree and plant health care company has developed a proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the Spotted Lanternfly.

Giant Knotweed Rhizome Extract Market to See Incredible Growth During 2017 – 2025
definition identification weed

Giant Knotweed Rhizome is root of popularly known herb Japanese knotweed.

Lake Columbia boaters asked to be cautious in possible transport of Giant Salvinia
management overwinter photographs weed

With the invasive plant species Giant Salvinia discovered at Lafayette County’s Lake Erling in December, Lake Columbia boaters have been asked to take caution anytime they venture onto the Magnolia water body.

Danger: toxic caterpillar plague creeps across Spain with arrival of spring
forest_pine insect overwinter photographs prevention

Dog walkers need to be particularly vigilant for a tiny but deadly creature that could kill your pet and harm your children.

New ODF report looks at impact of sudden oak death
cost forest_oak prevention treatment

Funding $30 million in treatments to slow the spread of sudden oak death over the next 20 years could offset the loss of 1,200 jobs by 2028 and $580 million in wages from 2028 to 2038.

Italy Fears Running Out of Olive Oil By April
damage disease impact pesticide prevention specialty_crops

Following a disastrous olive harvest in which yields fell to a 25-year low, there have been reports that Italy may run out of olive oil in months.

Mormon Cricket, Grasshopper Numbers on the Rise
definition identification insect photographs prevention treatment

Mormon cricket numbers are on the rise.

Why we should celebrate NZ's latest fruit fly detection
citrus insect specialty_crops success

Fruit fly detections are really New Zealand’s biosecurity system operating at its best

Japanese knotweed infesting areas of East Lancashire
weed

Japanese knotweed is blighting areas of East Lancashire, with particularly high levels in Blackburn.

Chile: Nanotechnology to combat grape moth
biocontrol grape insect prevention technology

A team of researchers in Chile has managed to develop microscopic biopolymers equipped with pheromones that are capable of disorienting the grape moth.

Wild parsnip spraying and deputy mayor vote dominate council meeting
management municipal pesticide photographs prevention weed

The most contentious items on a busy agenda were the question of wild parsnip management and the method of selection of a deputy mayor.

Yellow crazy ant blitz in Lismore
insect invasives

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services have led the response to yellow crazy ants in the Lismore region

Research targets western corn rootworm
biocontrol corn damage insect nematode prevention

Now, new research targets the western corn rootworm — sometimes known as the "Billion Dollar Bug" because of the enormous damage it does — by using one pest's resistance against it.

British researchers look into the impact of increasing temperatures on potato cyst nematodes
nematode pesticide prevention specialty_crops treatment

Researchers in the UK recently published a paper in the journal Plant Pathology in which they document their work regarding the impact of increasing temperatures on the population dynamics of the soil dwelling potato pest

Leafy scourge of the Columbia Valley
identification management photographs prevention weed

Listed as a provincially regulated species, leafy spurge is an invasive weed that has increasingly negative impacts to the Columbia Valley.

Rapid response underway to stop tiny, invasive insect
insect prevention spread survey treatment video

Entomologists from the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture (HDOA) confirmed that the tiny insect is the Myoporum thrips, an invasive species which has devastated naio forests on Hawaii island.

Neighbors fight back invasive plant floating in Bayou St. John
management pesticide prevention weed

Bayou St. John neighbors gathered last weekend with rakes and shovels to take on a mutual enemy: giant salvinia.

PET OWNER WARNING: ‘Killer’ caterpillar chains spotted in Spain
damage forest_pine insect photographs prevention

DANGEROUS caterpillars that can be lethal to pets and harmful to humans have been sighted on the move in their distinctive nose-to-tail chains in Spain.

New Study Finds Bee-Killing Mites Are Very Complicated Disease-Carriers - Modern Farmer
disease insect pesticide photographs prevention

The source of colony collapse disorder, and the reason for the precarious position of honey bees, remains unclear.

Inching towards invasion
biocontrol cost insect management pesticide photographs prevention

Ensuring an effective pest management system is a fundamental prerequisite for prosperity and progress of any agriculture sector.

Scientists identify proteins linked with wheat infection
disease prevention resistance

Indian researchers have figured out how fungus Tilletia indica, which causes the Karnal Bunt disease in wheat, infects crop

How Soil Management Can Help In The Battle Against Panama Disease And Other Fusarium Wilts
definition disease management photographs prevention small_grains specialty_crops

Fusarium wilt of bananas, also known as Panama disease, is rapidly spreading around the globe, threatening banana and plantain production.

Fungus threatens city’s 140,000 oak trees
climate cost disease forest_oak management pesticide prevention

The threat is a fungus called oak wilt.

Understanding the Interaction of Western Bean Cutworm Damage and Mycotoxin Risk in Corn Silage
corn damage fact_sheet insect management map photographs prevention trapping

The presence of Western Bean Cutworm in New York corn fields has grown over the last decade as shown by the WBC Pheromone Trap Network though the insect’s apparent population varies significantly across the state.

Breeding honeybees to be clean may help save species: study | Miami Herald
behavior disease genetics insect overwinter prevention video

The key to saving the honeybees might be in their genes.

Officials Asking Oʻahu Residents to Report Naio Trees
audio eradication insect invasives photographs prevention specialty_crops

Myoporum thrips are an invasive pest that can kill native naio trees.

Protesters Demand Aid for Olive Growers
disease prevention specialty_crops

A large demonstration of farmers organized by the newly established Orange Vests movement took place in Rome last week.

Europe steps up fight to stop deadly olive tree disease | Euronews
damage disease eradication prevention spread video

Just under five years ago olive oil producers in Italy and other southern Europe countries started to notice that some of their olive trees were dying.

Monster Bay Area Rainstorms Cause Ant Invasion
insect pesticide prevention trapping

We haven’t seen a rainy season like this one in years, and it is creating an old problem: ants.

The Bug Box: Asian longhorned beetle
definition history identification insect photographs

Usually longhorned beetles are not considered a serious threat, although the Asian longhorned beetle is the exception.

Worcester Tree Initiative a strong force for county canopy
damage insect management prevention

When U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern and former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray established the Worcester Tree Initiative back in 2009, the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation was at its peak and the Burncoat neighborhood of Worcester was set to lose 30,000 trees.

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.