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Plant-destroying lanternflies native to China could spread across the UK, US and Europe
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Plant-destroying spotted lanternflies are spreading around the globe, a study has warned.

Fall is time to control noxious weeds
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Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds.

Neonicotinoid Insecticides Market to Witness Exponential Growth by 2017 - 2025
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The neonicotinoid insecticides market has been expanding at a rapid pace

Controversial GMO American chestnut could provide blueprint for saving endangered species
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About the GMO American Chestnut

How Ticks Hide in Plain Sight From Predatory Fire Ants
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Although predatory ants, including the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), can eat lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), new research shows that the ants leave them alone

The difference between soapberry and chinaberry and more

How do I tell the difference between soapberry trees and chinaberry trees?

Confronting colony collapse
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Honey bee colony collapse has devastating consequences for the environment, the global economy, and food security worldwide.

Fall bindweed control
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Field bindweed is a deep-rooted perennial weed that severely reduces crop yields and land value.

"Remarkable breakthrough": Chinese breeders release TR4-resistant banana variety
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Chinese experts have recently released what they claim to be a new Cavendish-type variety of banana resistant to Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 (TR4).

Invasive stink bugs are back — and looking to spend the winter inside your home

If you’ve noticed a crowd of six-legged, uninvited visitors creeping around your doors and windows in recent weeks, you’re not alone.

Stink bugs trying to get inside your home to avoid cold weather
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Recently, you may have noticed some fairly big brown bugs trying to get into your home. They’re called brown marmorated stink bugs and they’re looking to get out of the cold.

Little Hadham bypass: Contractors relocate Roman snails as part of £40m A120 project
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More than 500 snails have been relocated as part of work for the £40m A120 Little Hadham bypass.

UK requests further evidence after Italians designate oak processionary moth pest-free area
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The Italian National Plant Protection Organisation has notified the UK of the establishment of a pest-free area (PFA) for oak processionary moth (OPM), in the Pistoia nursery district and some parts of the municipality of Montemurlo in Tuscany.

Oak Processionary Moth - Italian PFA
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The UK has received official notification from the Italian National Plant Protection Organisation on the establishment of a Pest Free Area (PFA) in regards to Thaumetopoea processionea

New Zealand mud snails found in private fish hatchery near Hamilton
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Last month Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks discovered an established population of New Zealand mud snails at a private commercial fish hatchery south of Hamilton.

Norbeck Society says stop timber sales, temporarily
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Norbeck Society says too much timber is being cut down and is asking for the Black Hills National Forest to temporarily stop.

Spain: Plant disease is devastating almond trees
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A lethal Central American plant disease that is devastating olive trees in southern Italy is now killing almond trees in southern Spain

Rising from the ashes
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Many of us across the UK have been looking anxiously at ash trees and thinking, “This year it will really start to show.”

To Understand the Future Risk on Your Farm Now is Time to Scout for Tar Spot
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Tar spot of corn has been a concern this season after the localized epidemics we experienced last year in Indiana.

Perspective from the PPDL: Leaf Spots and Stalk Rots with Mold Between Your Ears
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The last two weeks have shown an increase in samples for stalk rots and ear rots/moldy grain at the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, which is signaling that fields are in the middle of or nearing the end of harvest.

USDA Declares New York City Free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle
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USDA-APHIS in coordination with the NY Dept of Ag, NY Dept of Environ Conservation, and NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation announce that they have eliminated the Asian longhorned beetle from the NYC boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

Cuba battles plague of giant snails
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Silently and without pause, the giant African snail has been invading Cuba.

Muskoka mom sent to hospital after encounter with toxic caterpillar
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An invasive species put a Muskoka mother into the emergency room

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Medford, Steele County under quarantine
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed Emerald Ash Borer — an invasive insect that kills ash trees — in Steele County.

More trees felled as disease epidemic sweeps Devon
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One of Devon's most historic gardens is fighting to save some ash trees from dieback

No piñons: Beetles, drought, dying trees cause no crop this fall
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Bugs like the Pinyon Ips Beetle, Ponderosa Pine Bark Beetle, Bark Beetle, Douglas-Fir beetle, Spruce Beetle, Western Balsam Bark Beetle, Fir Engraver and Cedar Bark Beetle have invaded forests.

Expert explains why leaves turn brown early

Many trees grown in Utah landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate.

Lakes still want grass carp despite risks
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For years, sterile grass carp have munched away at the pesky Eurasian watermilfoil crowding area lakes, using their appetites to curb a recreational and ecological problem

Emerald Ash Borer detected in Larimer County
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The highly invasive tree pest was detected near Berthoud, marking it the third case outside a federal quarantine in recent weeks.

Emerald ash borer confirmed near Berthoud, first detection in Larimer County
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Another case of emerald ash borer has been confirmed near Berthoud in Larimer County, according to the Colorado State Forest Service.

Invasive bug to cause 'major devastation' to Nashville trees

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species no larger than a grain of rice, will destroy every ash tree in Davidson County that is left untreated over the next several years.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Larimer County
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National and state experts have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) – an invasive, highly destructive tree pest – near the Town of Berthoud, in Larimer County.

Risk versus reward in the quest for higher corn yields
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More quality criteria are steadily creeping into the conversation on corn

Bee Expert: The 3 Biggest Risks They Face Are 'Varroa, Varroa, Varroa'
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Activists have spent tens of millions of dollars promoting belief in a "Beepocalypse" that they popularized as Colony Collapse Disorder.

'Poison pill' may kill pesky zebra mussels, Austin researcher says
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Researchers in Austin are currently working on a solution to remove zebra mussels from Central Texas lakes for good.

Boating policies, inspections keep invasive mussels at bay in Boulder, Broomfield counties
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As confirmed circumstances of invasive mussel contamination on out-of-state boats attain file numbers in areas near Boulder County, native authorities say the problematic species’ profile stays low, because it historically has, inside county borders.

Study finds large potential range for invasive spotted lanternfly
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As the invasive spotted lanternfly wreaks havoc in the mid-Atlantic United States, scientists and a range of tree and fruit growers around the world are concerned about where the pest could show up next.

Here are all things inspired by spotted lanternflies
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Now there are insect-inspired T-shirts, songs and shots

First maps of areas suitable for spotted lanternfly's establishment in US and world
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Maps identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) in the United States and other countries have been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Agricultural Research Service scientists

Wildlife warn sticky traps not only catch spotted lanternflies but other animals
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At this point, we pretty much all know our mission when it comes to spotted lanternflies. Kill them.

Red-winged menace threatens $18.5 billion in agriculture
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The spotted lanternfly, a red-winged insect native to southeast Asia, is wreaking havoc on trees and on agricultural production across eastern Pennsylvania.

Nineteen boats carrying mussels found in AB by inspectors
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To date, 19 mussel-fouled boats were found by provincial inspectors who surveyed just over 10,000 watercrafts at inspection stations across Alberta but about 1,000 boats did not stop.

Kudzu gets the press, but not top forest killer
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Kudzu gets all the attention when it comes to tree-killing plants in the Southeast, the subject of often affectionate essays and books

MNSUA To Put Own PB-Ropes On Trial To Counter Pink Bollworm
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Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) has prepared its own PB-Ropes with the help of private sector which would be put on trial from next year to counter pink bollworm

Maharashtra: Pink bollworm infestation down this time, farmers hope for good crop
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Cotton growers in Maharashtra are expecting a good crop as pink bollworm, the dreaded crop infestation, is relatively down this time.

Laurel Wilt Disease Detected On Tennessee Sassafras
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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising forest landowners to monitor their sassafras trees after detecting Laurel Wilt disease in Dickson and Montgomery Counties.

Treatment, replacement are options for dealing with boxwood blight
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Boxwood blight has been affecting our local landscape for several years now, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Fusarium Wilt: A decade-old problem of the banana industry
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FOR nearly two decades, the banana industry in the Philippines has been up against a problem that is nowhere near to being solved. However, there is hope in the horizon.

The Giant African Snail in Cuba, Something Must Be Done
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This mollusk has spread across Havana at an incredible pace and you can see them in Alamar, in every neighborhood and town in the Boyeros and Cojimar municipalities.

FWP finds New Zealand mud snails in private fish hatchery near Hamilton
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Last month Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks discovered an established population of New Zealand mud snails at a private commercial fish hatchery south of Hamilton.

Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop
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Giant African land snails invade coffee estates in Kodagu; Coffee Board comes to growers’ rescue

Invasive Mud Snails Detected In Western Montana For First Time
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The first discovery of an invasive snail west of the Continental Divide in Montana is pushing wildlife officials to quarantine a fish hatchery south of Hamilton.

FWP finds New Zealand mud snails at fish hatchery in Hamilton
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In August, Montana FWP found New Zealand mud snails at a private fish hatchery in Hamilton, the hatchery is under quarantine by FWP until all the snails are removed.

Minister warns of African snails, contaminated vegetables
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Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries, Clarence Rambharat, is urging citizens to beware contaminated crops following the flooding of some farmlands in Mt Lambert and Aranjuez North and South.

A strategy to eliminate the dangerous African snail in Havana
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In an attempt to control the Giant African Snail plague, the Cuban government convened a day of volunteer work from September 23 to 28 in Havana’s 105 People’s Councils.

Plant of the week: Plant used by Druids to pacify a treatment for poisoning
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Black Dogwood became prominent in the middle-ages when it was discovered to be a reliable source of charcoal and employed in the manufacture of gun-powder and cartridges and continued to be used for this purpose until the middle of the 20th century.

Andalusian citrus sector demands measures to prevent the entry of
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To prevent CBS from spreading in the region, Manuel Gómez, general director of Agricultural and Livestock Production, has insisted on asking the Ministry of Health, which oversees the Border Inspection Posts (PIF), for improvements in them “in order to ensure that thorough phytosanitary controls are carried out on citrus imports arriving in Spain from South Africa.”

Soybean cyst nematode confirmation presents challenge for producers
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Pests like soybean cyst nematode and clubroot are present and rising in Manitoba fields, but the steps to prevent both of those pests are largely the same

A factor to control Medfly sex
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Sex determination in fruit flies

Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella
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Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.

Italy's New Agriculture Minister Pledges to Stem Spread of Xylella
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Italy’s new agriculture minister met with Puglian officials and olive oil industry professionals to discuss recently allocated emergency funds and stopping the spread of Xylella fastidiosa, at a meeting in Rome.

A breakthrough in the battle against citrus greening
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A team researchers, with help from a UF scientist, have figured out how to grow the bacteria, which could lead to treatments and disease-resistant trees.

Tropical Soda Apple: An invasive plant threat found in Hoptown
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Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) is an invasive plant recently found in Hopkinsville.

Invasion of the Japanese stiltgrass: WVU biologist targets plant that wreaks havoc
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To the easygoing eyewitness, Japanese stiltgrass shows up as an innocuous, verdant green plant that mixes into the grand view of your end of the week climb through the forested areas

USDA Approves Release of Weevil to Control Yellow Starthistle, UC ANR Reports
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The USDA has announced it will allow the release of a weevil (Ceratapion basicorne) in the United States to help control yellow starthistle

Viburnum leaf beetle discovered in Minnesota; Residents asked to report finding
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The viburnum leaf beetle, an invasive insect that feeds on viburnum plants, has been found for the first time in Minnesota.

Pecan Nut Casebearer: New Guide Provides IPM Options
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As pecan was domesticated, several native insects have become major pests. One of the most important is the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella), a small Pyralid moth.

How early farmers helped barnyard grass become one of the 'world's worst' weeds
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Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds.

Soybean cyst nematode confirmed in Manitoba
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Pest confirmed at low levels in four southern RMs

Leave the cucumber virus at the door
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It’s been almost five years since the cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) was first reported in Greenhouse Canada, but that doesn’t mean growers should be any less vigilant.

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes
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Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes.

Switchgrass breeding makes progress in Ontario
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Progress has been made on dormancy, speed of establishment and lodging

Telkwa mayor wants Province to tackle spruce beetle outbreak
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Mayor Brad Layton says he is reminded of the early days of the mountian pine beetle

Seattle's trees are dying. Blame the beetles

Bronze birch borers are thriving during the city's hotter summers. Is their infestation a sign of advancing climate change?

Experts offer tips on keeping pesky stink bugs away
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It’s that time of the year that those pesky stink bugs are back.

Five insect pests that overwinter in structures
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Now that cool fall weather has arrived in the Klamath Basin, folks will be spending more time indoors to avoid the cold — and so will some of the insect normally found outside.

Stink Bugs Crawling Into Ohio Homes Right Now: What To Do
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Here's what to do as brown marmorated stink bugs, detected in Ohio and 43 other states, crawl into your house to hole up for the winter.

Crop science breakthrough could defeat Asian soybean rust
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Asian soybean rust is a devastating disease affecting one of the world's most important food crops

A step toward controlling soybean rust
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Left uncontrolled, soybean rust could reduce crop yields by as much as 90 percent.

Turkey takes extra precautions against Mediterranean Fruit Fly
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For the past one and a half years, Russia has sent tons of nectarines, red plums and citrus back to Turkey due to the Mediterranean Fruit Fly.

Ethiopia chikungunya outbreak: Slight decrease in cases reported
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In update on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, officials report an additional 3618 new suspect cases during the past week from neighborhoods in the Dire Dawa City. This is a slight decrease in cases compared to recent weeks.

Majority of trees in beautiful Dovedale could die from 'catastrophic' disease
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Experts say 85% of the valley's most common tree, the ash, is infected

Japanese knotweed: How much will it knock off your house price?
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Buyers and sellers of homes with Japanese knotweed can now find out if it’s worth getting the infestation treated using a new online tool.

Trade has 12 months to remove plant stocks , Pet Aquatic Focus from Pet Business World UK

Traders now have 12 months to sell any remaining stock of Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) and Senegal tea plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides).

Oak Pruning Fast Approaching
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DNR forestry experts say that due to the warm weather conditions, mid-October will be the best time to prune your oak trees. They warn to not prune oak trees between late March and early October to best prevent the spread of oak wilt.

Plant Disease Is Devastating Spain's Almond Trees
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A lethal Central American plant disease devastating olive trees in southern Italy is now killing almond trees in southern Spain, a serious development for an outbreak threatening Europe’s crops

Large-Scale Study Points to Simpler Trap for Monitoring Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
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What’s better than one scientist studying the optimal design for traps to detect brown marmorated stink bugs? How about 35 scientists conducting the same tests across 115 sites in 18 states across the country?

Invasive mussels meet their match across Idaho
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Press Around 10 quagga or zebra mussel-infested boats were stopped this year along I-90 near Rose Lake.

Fall Strategies for Wheat Disease Management to Reduce Yield Losses in 2020
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Prolonged cool weather in spring delayed the onset of wheat diseases during the 2019 growing season in Nebraska.

Moth population takes flight in North Van
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The North Shore is discovering what life is like under moth rule.

Fighting Fire Ants With Natural Enemies
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Hunting for natural enemies of the red imported fire ant is paying off for Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

Key wheat varieties see slump in yellow rust rating
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A network of early warning sites suggests that yellow rust is overcoming genetic resistance inherited from a key wheat parent, affecting a number of popular varieties.

APHIS Proposes to Lift the Domestic Pine Shoot Beetle Quarantine
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Washington, D.C., September 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to lift the domestic quarantine for pine shoot beetle. Eliminating this quarantine is in keeping with USDA’s goal of reducing regulations that have outlived their usefulness.

Ear and Stalk Rots: How to Identify and Make Assessments for Harvest and Future Disease Management Decisions
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The time has come to start scouting corn for ear and stalk rots. This will aid in making assessments about field harvest order and if there is a risk of mycotoxin contamination

APHIS Establishes an Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) Quarantined Area in Nevada
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Effectively immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), is establishing a quarantine for the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in Clark County, Nevada.

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
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Effective August 28, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly) quarantine in the Edinburg area of Hidalgo County, Texas.

APHIS Adds the Entire State of Maine to the Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Regulated Area
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Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding the entire State of Maine to the list of regulated areas for the gypsy moth (GM).

APHIS Adds Portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris Counties in Texas to the Domestic Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas spp.) Quarantine Area
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Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding the area quarantined for citrus canker in Texas to include portions of Brazoria and Harris Counties in and near Pearland and additional portions of Fort Bend and Harris Counties in and near Richmond to prevent the spread of the disease.

IDphy: molecular and morphological identification of Phytopthora based on the types
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IDphy was developed to facilitate accurate and efficient identification of Phytophthora to species, using type specimens from the original descriptions for reference wherever possible.

Over the Garden Gate: Avoid these invasive shrubs
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Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The soil is still warm, and rainfall is usually sufficient to establish roots before the ground freezes.

Emerald ash borer decimating trees in Berks and beyond
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An invasive bug is decimating ash trees across Pennsylvania, and it's not the spotted lanternfly. For some, the emerald ash borer is an even bigger problem

Spotted Lanternfly a Sticky Nuisance and a Billion Dollar-Plus Threat in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia
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When it comes to killing the spotted lanternfly, folks in Pennsylvania are getting creative.

Lafayette joins the fight against invasive spotted lanternfly species
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The spotted lanternfly can be detrimental to native plant species.

'Die, die, die, spotted lanternfly': towns fight bug invasion
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In the Great Spotted Lanternfly War, Pennsylvania's citizen-soldiers are fighting back with fly swatters and vacuums, dish soap and sticky tape.

Roxbury will down trees infested with emerald ash borer
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Nearly 60 ash trees are coming down on township property, thanks to the very efficient work of the parasitic insect known as the emerald ash borer, or EAB.

VIDEO | Newark lab is ground zero for spotted lanternfly research
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One potentially invasive species is being used to fight another that could soon hurt the wine and beer industry.

1,000 Windsor ash trees may have survived emerald ash borer blight of early 2000s
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An inventory of city trees has led to the discovery of hundreds of ash trees — a species the city thought was completely wiped out during an emerald ash borer infestation which began in the 2000s.

Middletown is trying to halt the ‘tree plague’ of ash borer infestation
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The massive trees were killed by the emerald ash borer, a flying insect decimating trees across Connecticut.

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Brown County
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Brown County.

Asian carp, ash borer beetles, and now giant hornets
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Various Canadian agencies concerned with the environment have been battling invasive species for years, and now a destructive new threat has arrived.

Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed: are clogging up Irish rivers
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The main target species of the survey are Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed.

Maine Gardener: Knotweed is the thing that wouldn’t die
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The extremely aggressive invasive plant is here, there and everywhere, and it's almost impossible to get rid of.

Council votes to ban Japanese knotweed chemical
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Growing problems with Japanese knotweed around the city were highlighted at this week’s City Council meeting – however, councillors also voted to ‘cease the usage’ of the only weedkiller capable of dealing with the problem.

Network Rail Entangled By Japanese Knotweed Complaints
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A huge number of home owners whose homes border railway tracks have complained to Network Rail for failing to control the proliferation and spread of Japanese Knotweed.

Network Rail accused of letting Japanese Knotweed invade private homes
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Network Rail has been accused of not properly treating Japanese knotweed, an investigation by The Times has revealed.

Mosquito Spraying In Mazarrón As Larvae In Gota Fría Floodwater Begin To Develop Into Adults
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At present there is a very high potential throughout the Region of Murcia for a significant increase in the numbers of mosquitoes and tiger mosquitoes causing inconvenience, discomfort and even health risks

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California
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Two invasive species of mosquitoes that can carry Zika, dengue, yellow fever and other dangerous viruses are spreading in California — and have been found as far north as Sacramento and Placer counties.

Increasing Temperatures Could Mean An Increase In Spruce Beetle Activity
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Spruce beetles have already affected about 40% of spruce firs in Colorado, leaving their mark on hundreds of thousands of acres of conifer forest.

Penn alum creates app for users to track number of spotted lanternfly kills
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Penn alumnus Brad Line has created an app to kill spotted lanternflies, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The Spotted Lanternfly Problem Is About to Get Even More Disgusting
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Pennsylvania’s top official battling the invasive pests talks egg sacs, praying mantises, and why napalm is not the answer.

Spotted lanternfly eggs are easy to kill — if you know how to find them
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Residents across the Philadelphia region have been stomping, squishing, and otherwise snuffing out the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that has taken over backyards and parks and threatens to kill off trees.

Stomp and squish: Pennsylvanians battle 'nightmare' bugs
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In the Great Spotted Lanternfly War, Pennsylvania's citizen-soldiers are fighting back with fly swatters and vacuums, dish soap and sticky tape.

Delaware expands spotted lanternfly quarantine in New Castle County
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The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) announced today that they expanded the spotted lanternfly quarantine to include all portions of New Castle County north of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

How to get stink bugs out of the house and keep them out
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Stink bugs: the odorous insects that burrow in people’s homes like micro-sized hibernating bears packing a fusty punch instead of razor sharp claws.

Stink Bugs Crawling Into Georgia Homes: How To Get Rid Of Them
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Here's what to do as brown marmorated stink bugs, detected in Georgia and 43 other states, crawl into your house to hole up for the winter.

Feds: Winning the war on stink bugs, new killers unleashed
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The long stalemated national stink bug battle has finally turned a corner.

New Zealand and Australia: Stink bug warning 2019-2020

Skuld would like to advise its members that the risk season for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is from 1 September 2019 until 30 April 2020. Members with vessels trading to Australia and New Zealand should ensure that the crew onboard are aware and familiar with the BMSB seasonal management measures.

Washington state authorities discover unprecedented pest
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The Capital Press reported Monday that the state Department of Agriculture has announced likely plans to mount an air assault to eradicate the Hokkaido gypsy moth.

The threat of varroa mite is real. But these Australian beekeepers are ready to face it

the varroa mite: a tiny parasite which could threaten our beekeeping industry and the farmers that rely on them.

14th little fire ant infestation is reported on Maui in Waihee Valley

A Waihee Valley woman who reported being stung by ants on her neck and under her collar in late August helped an invasive species group identify the 14th detection of the invasive little fire ants on Maui.

The fire ants go marching and one by one officers will visit backyards
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War is again being waged against the invasive fire ants marching across south-east Queensland.

Waihe‘e Valley Residents Asked to Help Test for the Little Fire Ant
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Waiheʻe Valley residents are “strongly urged” to attend an informational meeting next month about a little fire ant (LFA) infestation discovered on several properties close to the river.

Stalk Quality Concerns Widespread in Areas of Nebraska
corn disease management photographs

Stressful growing conditions anytime during the season can lead to poor plant health and subsequent impacts on late season stalk quality.

NZ declares war on coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific
biocontrol cost insect photographs

Additional funding from the New Zealand government is helping scientists fight the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific.

Codling moths remain a problem for Okanagan apple growers
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Problem areas for pest include Summerland, Penticton and Naramata

Road Commission attacks phragmites on local roadways
cost management photographs treatment weed

This month, the Road Commission for Oakland County is working to eradicate phragmites, an aggressive reed that chokes out native plants, interferes with roadside drainage, easily catches fire and blocks roadways

Phragmites in Macomb County roads to be treated this month
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Phragmites in five Macomb County communities will be mitigated this month.

Feds to unleash weevil against starthistle
biocontrol spread weed

Federal officials have approved turning loose a nonnative insect to feed on an invasive thistle that sprouts in everything from rangelands to vineyards to wilderness areas, mainly in the U.S. West.

US approves releasing non-native insect weevil to control thistle
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US approved releasing non-native insect weevil to control thistle as its flowers have inch-long spines that deter feeding by and cause injury to grazing animals

Corn Earworm Picks Up Activity In Iowa
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Corn earworm is common in Iowa corn.

Beetle survey, treatment in region to cost $100,000
cost insect survey treatment

A noted increase in the volume of timber killed by spruce beetles in the region comes as government forestry officials prepare for their annual beetle surveys and treatment projects.

Understanding the implications of pine beetle
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Hike through the mountains in Montana and you’re increasingly likely these days to see the red hues of dying forests. In some places, the pine trees have long since shed their dry needles, their arthritic limbs merely ghosts of the mountains.

Climate change abatement and ash dieback disease
disease weed

The benefits of planting trees as a climate change abatement measure are widely reported in the literature, but rarely is there a mention of invasive alien tree diseases and the impact these are having on planting programmes, writes Dr Frances Giaquinto.

Workshop on Chalara fraxinea
disease public_response reporting

Ash dieback, caused by Chalara fraxinea has increasingly been observed in European countries on ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) in the last ten years.

Sign of fall: Emergence of webworms
definition insect photographs treatment

Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) ‘nests’ often start becoming noticeable in our landscapes during the late summer and early fall.

2 bodies pulled from Lake Washington presumed to be missing boaters
cost funding insect photographs treatment

The first Hokkaido gypsy moth in the U.S. was discovered in Snohomish County. Gypsy moths have been known to destroy massive agricultural areas around the country.

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.