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This is What 2,000 Termites Eating a Model House Looks Like
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Because termites eat wood inconspicuously, it is usually hard to detect them and estimate how much they already ate by the time you realize you have them.

Scientists Highlight The Need For Public Awareness In Fighting The Tiger Mosquito
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Mazarron is the only Town Hall in Spain to have created local bylaws to combat the spread of the insect

New rhinoceros beetle poses threat to Solomons palm exports
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A disease-resistant variety of rhinoceros beetle is threatening the Solomon Islands' US$38-million coconut and palm oil industry exports

Invasive Weevil: Tiny insect poses huge threat to San Diego palm
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The South American Palm Weevils have made their way north from Mexico and are having a destructive impact on palm trees in the San Diego region.

Managing buttercup in grazed pastures
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One of the signs that spring has arrived is when yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.

Recent cold weather threatens to delay potato cultivation
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The recent freezing temperatures caused by the 'Beast from the East' coupled with wet soils has delayed ploughing in some areas.

Field Scouting Guide: Thrips
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This month’s field scouting guide concentrates on thrips, including western flower thrips (WFT), which are contained in the Thysanoptera order.

Quest begins, again, to bring back American chestnuts to Chestnut Ridge
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American chestnut trees are returning to Chestnut Ridge Park this year. The question is, how long will they live?

‘Consider compromise’ Byrne asks Port Blandford residents against clearcutting
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While the residents of Port Blandford offer a resounding ‘no’ to planned clearcutting in their forests, Fishery and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne is asking them to “consider compromise.”

Researchers to study ramps' market, flavor profile, vulnerability to pest
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A good way to describe ramps, it has been said, is to note what they are not. Ramps are not leeks, nor are they scallions or shallots.

CBP intercepts prohibited Mexican fruit
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Cincinnati have intercepted nearly 2.5 tons of prohibited mangoes, strawberry guava and grugru fruit from Mexico.

Snail farming: Size matters when it comes to breeding potential | The Weekly Times
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Former botanist and agricultural teacher Alistair Primrose and his partner Linda McDavitt have created La Perouse Escargot at Sandford, growing more than a 100,000 snails for food.

NAPPO - Asian Longhorned Beetle - APHIS Adds a Portion of Clermont Co, OH to Regulated Areas
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Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding 576 acres of the East Fork Wildlife Area in Clermont County, Ohio, to the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) regulated area.

NAPPO - Detection of severe strain of CTV in a municipality in Veracruz
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As part of the actions applied by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, a severe strain of the Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) was detected in the community of Tajamanil, municipality of Cazones de Herrera.

NAPPO - Update on the citrus leprosis in Mexico
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As part of the actions applied by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, citrus leprosis (Citrus leprosis virus) was detected in many municipalities.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in parts of TX
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Effective August 14, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine area in Granjeno and Mission, Hidalgo County and Harlingen, Cameron County in Texas.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the San Ygnacio of Zapata County, Texas
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Effective August 18, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine area in San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Palmview Area of Hidalgo County, Texas
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Effective August 8, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine area in Palmview, Hidalgo, County, Texas.

NAPPO - Oriental Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes New Regulated Area in Los Angeles, California
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Effective August 9, 2017, APHIS, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner established a new oriental fruit fly regulated area in the city of Los Angeles, California.

NAPPO - Mediterranean Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in the Sun Valley Area of Los Angeles
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APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Donna Area of Hidalgo County, Texas
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Under IPPC Standards, Anastrepha ludens is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Brownsville Area of Cameron County, TX
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Under IPPC Standards, Anastrepha ludens is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Mediterranean Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in Fairfield Area of Solano Co, CA
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Under IPPC Standards, Ceratitis capitata is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Emerald Ash Borer - APHIS adds South Carolina to the regulated area in the United States
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Under IPPC Standards, Agrilus planipennis is considered to be a pest that is present in some parts of the United States and subject to official control to prevent further spread.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Zapata Area of Zapata County, Texas
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Under IPPC Standards, Anastrepha ludens is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Citrus Greening – APHIS Expands Quarantined Area in California
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Under IPPC Standards, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' is considered to be a pest that is present, only in some areas, and subject to official control to limit its spread in the United States.

NAPPO - APHIS Confirms European Cherry Fruit Fly in Niagara County, New York
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ECFF is the most serious pest of cherries in Europe. Damage associated with this pest is caused by larval feeding in the fruit pulp, which can result in losses of up to 100 percent if left uncontrolled.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Removes the Quarantine Area in Laredo, Webb County, Texas
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Under IPPC Standards, Anastrepha ludens is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Mexican Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in the Encinitas Area of San Diego Co, CA
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Under IPPC Standards, Anastrepha ludens is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Mediterranean Fruit Fly - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in t San Mateo Co, CA
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Under IPPC Standards, Ceratitis capitata is considered to be a pest that is transient, actionable, and under eradication in the United States.

NAPPO - Emerald Ash Borer - APHIS Regulates Parishes in Louisiana, Cos in MN and NH, and all of GA
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Under IPPC Standards, Agrilus planipennis is considered to be a pest that is present in some parts of the United States and subject to official control to prevent further spread.

NAPPO - Golden Nematode - APHIS Removes Portions Counties in New York from the Regulated Area
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Under IPPC Standards, Globodera rostochiensis is considered a pest that is present: only in some areas, at low prevalence, and subject to official control in the United States.

Growing Things: Red lily beetle a new Edmonton pest
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It was only fairly recently that red lily beetles were reported in the Edmonton area. They seem to be making inroads rather quickly.

Reader Opinion: Reconsider priorities
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In reading the Feb. 19 article by Rep. Josh Heintzeman, I was surprised as to his priority choices for work in the 2018 Legislature.

The First North American Record of the Allium Leafminer
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The first specimens were collected in Lancaster County, PA, USA in December 2015.

Saudi pledges $2m to FAO to fight Red Palm Weevil
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Saudi Arabia will provide a new $2 million contribution to support FAO’s global efforts to eradicate Red Palm Weevil one of the world’s most invasive pest species.

Lake at Conservatory Park in Manatee County transformed following water lettuce crisis
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What a difference a few months makes. Just recently the lake at Conservatory Park was overcome with water lettuce. Today it's a whole other story.

Yellow fever – Brazil: Disease Outbreak News
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During the first four weeks of 2018, a rapid increase in the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever was observed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais.

Judge orders California agricultural officials to cease pesticide use
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A judge has ordered California agricultural officials to stop spraying pesticides on public and private property to control insects that threaten the state's $45-billion agriculture industry.

LSU, state look for canker-resistant satsuma varieties
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The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the LSU AgCenter are beginning a two-year study to find out which varieties of satsuma trees are most resistant to the dangerous disease citrus canker.

Alzheimer’s therapies under development by Korean firms
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ID1201, the candidate substance extracted from Chinaberry, also known as melia azedarach, for curing Alzheimer’s disease, has been undergoing phase 2 clinical study in Korea since 2014.

Plants Surviving Cheatgrass Invasion May Improve Restoration Chances, Study Shows
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Cheatgrass displaces native seedlings, destroys wildlife habitat, and increases the chances that fire will reoccur.

Crew Works to Clear Citrus to Prevent Fruit Fly Spread
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Crews are working to remove fruit from Winter Texans’ lots in order to prevent the Mexican fruit fly from spreading.

Taiwan and Saint Lucia signed new banana cooperation project action plan
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Realizing that the banana industry plays an important role in the economy of Saint Lucia, the two governments have decided to continue their cooperation.

Invasive plants will be target of Old Town Hill work
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The Trustees of Reservations will use the $33,206 grant from the MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program to "improve the long-term ecological health and resiliency" of the passive recreation area.

Winter is prime time in Canmore’s battle against pine beetle
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The insect infects pine trees with a blue-stain fungi, which clogs and destroys the conductive tissue of the tree. Its larvae then feed in the phloem of the tree, and the tree often dies within one month of the attack.

States Urge Citizens to Report Sightings of Invasive Insect Hitchhiker
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The spotted lanternfly may have a preferred host—Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)—but it will also feed more than 70 other plant species, including grapes, hops, and fruit trees.

Watch Out for Soybean Aphid ‘Insurance’ Insecticide Applications
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Overused applications not only waste money and insecticide, but also set the stage for resistance.

Switchgrass biofuel shows potential in fight against climate change
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The grass is native to the US, non-edible and grows across North America. Fuel produced from the plant emits far less CO2 than gasoline.

State officials visit Berks to demonstrate spotted lanternfly safeguards
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Pike Township stone company recognized for targeting invasive insect.

In the Northeast, 10 years of crafting wealth from a notorious weed
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The water hyacinth is an aggressive invasive species but efforts in the Northeast to turn it into an array of products, from bags to yoga mats, is providing a livelihood for over 3,500 artisans.

Time to lose the dead wood
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The annual pruning ban on elm trees has been lifted until March 31, 2018 in Alberta according to the executive director of the Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease Janet Feddes-Calpas.

First Infestation Of Tree-Killing Emerald Ash Borer Found In Vermont
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It’s been a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’: For years state officials have been expecting the destructive emerald ash borer to turn up in Vermont.

No short-term fix for fusarium heard at Durum Summit
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When farmers packed a meeting hall in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, for the 2018 Durum Summit, they were hoping to find a solution to their fusarium problems. Unfortunately, there’s nothing new on the horizon for the next few years.

Managing fusarium head blight
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As fusarium head blight marches west, agronomists and farmers are finding more sophisticated ways to manage the disease.

Court Orders State Officials to Stop Spraying Pesticides for Invasive Bugs | KQED Science
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A California judge has ordered state officials to stop spraying chemicals to kill invasive insects until they prove they can do it safely.

As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less
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Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

Using Goats To Fight Invasive Species
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Some ranchers may have found a way to effectively deal with invasive species: goats.

Pest Control: Two for the Price of One
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In doing away with Palmyra’s furry pests, the scientists inadvertently rid the islands of another persistent scourge—the introduced Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.

Keep close watch on your woody plants as spring approaches; ambrosia beetles threaten, says UK Ag | NKyTribune
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As spring approaches, nursery and orchard managers will want to keep a close watch on their woody plants for potential damage from ambrosia beetles, said Zenaida Viloria, University of Kentucky extension associate for nursery crops.

Maharashtra opposition seeks debate on no aid disbursal to farmers for pest-hit crops
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The opposition Congress and NCP criticised the government for not providing relief to farmers whose crops were affected by the 'pink bollworm' during the kharif season.

ALB eNewsletter | March 1, 2018
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This eNewsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date with Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication efforts and serve as a meaningful resource for the most current information.

Death by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants
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Poisonous baits smell and taste like foods that pest insects want, with varying degrees of success in control. But a Purdue University entomologist has found a better way — giving the insects exactly what they want rather than a knock-off.

APHIS Removes Portions of Five Counties in NY from the Golden Nematode Regulated Area
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GN attacks the roots of potatoes, resulting in reduced crop yields and negative impacts on trade. The agency’s regulations are intended to prevent the spread of GN within the United States.

USDA declares war on spotted lanternfly, will spend $17.5M
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The federal government said Wednesday it plans to spend millions of dollars on a massive offensive to fight a foreign invader already in Pennsylvania’s midst.

Root Lesion Nematode testing encouraged
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Northern region grain growers are encouraged to test soil from paddocks suspected of having root lesion nematode (RLN) infestations to help plan crop rotations and variety choices for 2018.

Is Wisconsin's Prized Brook Trout in Danger?
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After environmentally punishing experiences with invasive species such as Zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil, scientists are not taking any chances with New Zealand mudsnails.

Hybrid mountain pine beetles threaten Jasper National Park
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University of Alberta researchers Jasmine Janes and Stephen Trevoy have uncovered a hybrid population of mountain pine beetles while tracing the origins of the bugs in Jasper National Park.

Got a way to save our lakes from invasive mussels? It could earn you $100,000
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The invasive quagga and zebra mussels have a $100,000 bounty on their “heads.” The U.S. government is offering the six-figure prize for the best suggestion on how to stop their relentless and destructive spread.

Frosty pod rot seminars well attended by cocoa farmers
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Facilitators of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries' Frosty Pod Rot sensitisation sessions targeting cocoa farmers in St Mary say the forums have been well supported by the beneficiaries

Plant Dane program promotes cleaner lakes by making native plants increasingly accessible
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The program’s goal is to protect the Dane County lakes, rivers and streams by selling native plants at a fraction of the regular price.

Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methods
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A technology developed by Brazilian researchers can help fighting highly resistant agricultural pests by analyzing the connections between the pests' patterns of dispersal in crops and different configurations in diversified intercropping systems.

Telling good bugs from bad: the name game
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Ruminating about insect pests, particularly invasive species, it occurred to me there is a painless way to evaluate them for damage potential. I’m calling it the “Insect-Pest Three-Name Litmus Test.”

What Florida is doing to manage invasive species
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An insect’s arrival in Florida seemed innocuous enough until the discovery that it carries a fungus that kills avocado trees.

Only prune oaks in winter, or else disease-spreading beetles can strike - Chicago Tribune
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Oak wilt is a fungal disease, found all over Illinois and in at least 18 other states east of the Great Plains, that can kill some kinds of oaks within just a few months.

Lt. Governor Cagle announces February student spotlight: Doster Harper
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Each month, Lt. Governor Cagle features an exceptional Georgia College and Career Academy student who exemplifies academic and pathway success, extracurricular involvement, and strong leadership skills.

Battling buckthorn: Regional tree initiative enlists help from homeowners to eradicate invasive plant
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Buckthorn was introduced in the 1880s to the U.S. as an ornamental plant. It quickly spread, taking over native plants and disturbing natural ecosystems.

Master Gardening: What’s the big deal about plant invaders?
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So, what are the plants gardeners in our area should avoid? Here are just a couple of the worst offenders:

Subterranean clover loss linked to aphids
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Researchers believe a virus spread by aphids is responsible for destroying thousands of hectares of subterranean clover in WA.

Winter Slumber Party: Who's Sleeping in Your Fields?
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If bugs snored, the din from your corn and soybean fields would be deafening right now.

Love them or hate them, tumbleweeds are ready to roll their way into spring
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Some seem to travel in herds, rolling across the desert. Others shall not pass any farther, caught in droves by tall fences and mired by other obstacles. Behold, the mighty tumbleweed.

Changes in Range Boundaries of Gypsy Moth and Nun Moth due to the Global Warming
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Modeling of the gypsy moth and nun moth ranges using climatic predictors and the updated climate database suggested potential consequences of the observed climate changes for these economically important insects.

Experts: Number of winter moths damaging trees declines
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Experts say the number of winter moths damaging trees in New England has fallen after years of growth.

Want to be a goat coordinator? Here’s your chance
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The city has released a job posting for a coordinator who will implement and evaluate the program.

State preps plan to control destructive gypsy moth caterpillars
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A public meeting is planned next week in eastern Iowa’s Jackson County to fill residents in on the state’s proposed plans to attack a destructive insect — and it’s not the emerald ash borer.

Louisiana collaboration takes aim at citrus canker
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Louisiana State University’s AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are fighting citrus canker disease in the state.

New Cooperative Group Forms to Tackle Invasive Plants in the Allegheny Plateau
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What is an invasive species? Invasive species can be plants, insects, or animals. They are introduced, non-native species that thrive in areas beyond their natural range.

First interception of the asiatic Bamboo longhorn, Chlorophorus annularis (F., 1787) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Italy | SpringerLink
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This study provide information on the first occurrence in Italy of Chlorophorus annularis. It is a species naturally and widely distributed in Asia and in oriental tropical and subtropical areas.

Zebra mussels spotted in Lady Bird Lake; Lake Austin now ‘infested'
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Zebra mussels have been spotted in Lady Bird Lake, and Texas wildlife officials now consider Lake Austin to be “infested” with the invasive species.

City of Watertown preparing to battle invasive beetle
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Watertown is preparing its defense in case of an attack from the Emerald Ash Borer. That's the beetle known to destroy ash trees throughout the country.

Soil-borne mosaic virus appears early in NE Oregon wheat
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Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus has appeared four weeks earlier than last year at a disease resistant nursery near Milton-Freewater, Ore.

Gypsy Moth Treatments For Lakeside And North Shore
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is expected to tackle a gypsy moth infestation within the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood and other areas up the north shore this spring.

Park takes on massive tamarisk removal project
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​The invasive species has a long history in the Southwest.

Inspectors Needed to 'Muscle Out' Invasive Mussels
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Detection of invasive mussel larvae at Tiber Reservoir in 2016 started the inspections and a year-round campaign for boaters to "Clean, Drain and Dry" their boat when moving from one waterway to another.

Oriental fruit flies detected in S. Africa
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The South African government on Monday confirmed that the oriental fruit fly has been detected in the country's Western Cape Province.

Keeping an eye out for the ambrosia beetle | LaGrange Daily News
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Have you noticed walking in yard or woods tooth pick projections on the bark of trees?

Decision on Claremorris plant 'knot' made yet
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The lease of five acres of land in Claremorris to a Kerry based firm for the development of a treatment plant for Japanese knotweed was deferred by Mayo County Council on Monday.

How does cattail stew sound to you?
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If you are up for some bites out of the ordinary, harvest some cattail parts this spring and use any of the many recipes that can be found online to bring them to your table.

Maharashtra farmers fight attack of the pests
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The pink bollworm outbreak – the worst since Maharashtra adopted BT cotton (genetically hybrid seeds) in 2002 – hit nearly 84 per cent of the state’s area under cotton cultivation in 2017

Hawkins Apple Maggot Quarantine Bill headed to House
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12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins’ legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area received a unanimous vote today from the state Senate.

Stink bugs discovered on board fourth ship destined for NZ
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Two types of stink bug were found on the car carrier Glovis Caravel, operated by Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines, on the weekend.

Cheatgrass spraying from air is in works
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Time has proved that 6,000-plus feet in elevation is no bulletproof safeguard against cheatgrass.

Finding the witches' broom on the ski trail
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Anything that kills a growing tip on a tree can instigate a thicket of new shoots that (if you use your imagination) looks like the business end of a broom.

Tasmanian berry growers fear spotted wing drosophila is on its way
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Growers discuss pest worse than fruit fly.

Pecan licensing gains support from New Mexico lawmakers
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Licensure could be New Mexico’s latest weapon against the notorious pecan weevil, if legislation is passed to establish a license for pecan buyers that would track where the nuts came from while criminalizing theft.

Keeping tabs on invasive insects in Kamloops
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A Thompson Rivers University professor and entomologist will be speaking about identified critters not native to the Kamloops area during a Thursday Kamloops Naturalist Club presentation at Heritage House in Riverside Park.

Hydrilla again rearing its ugly head in Lake Norman
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A new outbreak of the hydrilla in the Ramsey Creek area has Lake Norman environmental officials concerned.

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.