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APHIS Adds Portions of Charleston and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) Quarantine Area

APHIS is taking this action in response to the recent detection of ALB-infested trees and to include woody debris waste facilities that accept regulated host material

APHIS Amends Federal Order for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical race 4 (Foc TR4) Import Restrictions

We are taking this action because Foc TR4 is not known to occur in Costa Rica.

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

The program’s overarching goals are to control PCN spread and eventually establish Idaho as PCN-free.

USDA APHIS | Pale Cyst Nematode

It primarily affects plants within the potato family including tomato, eggplant, pepper, and some weeds

APHIS Posts New Pale Cyst Nematode Eradication Program Report

The program’s overarching goals are to control PCN spread and eventually establish Idaho as PCN-free.

Black Cutworm Moths Have Begun Their Arrival | Purdue University Pest

Black cutworm trap cooperators have detected that moths are beginning their traverse to Indiana this past week.

APHIS Removes Zone B from the Giant African Snail List of Regulated Areas

APHIS removed giant African snail regulated area Zone B from the list of quarantine areas in Miami-Dade County

2021 WTCAC Forestry Committee EAB Web Series - YouTube

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council EAB Web Series

North Vancouver trees under attack from looper moth outbreak

It may be time to get out the mothballs.

Apple Maggot Expert Sheds Light On Governor's Gift

Inslee's transporting home grown apples infected with apple maggots from Olympia to Eastern Washington

Creepy wireworms, planning for P, and on-farm trials

Creepy wireworms, planning for P, and on-farm trials — LIVE! With Jeremy Boychyn

Isolation and effect of Trichoderma citrinoviride Snef1910 for the biological control of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita

Root-knot nematode is one of the most significant diseases of vegetable crops in the world.

Time for farmers to test for soybean cyst nematode

Heavy infestations of Soybean Cyst Nematode can be very detrimental to soybean yields.

Department of Agriculture 'confident' khapra beetle outbreak is contained

The risk of contamination to Australia’s grain, nut and dried fruit industries by a recent importation of khapra beetle to the ACT is under control, according to the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Khapra beetle adds to seasonal biosecurity disruption concerns

Another exotic pest ringing alarm bells with Australian authorities and logistics industry players, just as preparations for the annual brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season loom.

How Stratford is trying to get rid of invasive nightshade plants

'It takes a lot of effort to remove it, it's kind of a tedious task'

Field Bindweed A Nuisance Weed for Agricultural, Ranching and Homeowners

Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, is a very tough, noxious and troublesome weed to deal with here in Elmore County.

Spruce beetle outbreak not as bad as mountain pine beetle epidemic

Although the current spruce beetle outbreak has affected more than 1.3 million hectares of forest, much of it in the Prince George area during the past six years, the forest damage is still far less than what the mountain pine beetle did.

Almeria: Verticillium wilt on Eggplants

Affected plants showed wilting, leaf chlorosis, leaf necrosis, and occasionally death and brown vascular discoloration.

Five signs of verticillium wilt

Leaves wiling on one side is a sign of verticillium, a plant disease that Klamath Basin gardeners should watch for in trees and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and potatoes.

Emerald Ash Borers reported in Tennessee

Tennessee officials confirmed the invasive Emerald Ash Borer species was spotted in Tennessee.

Officials: Stop spread of zebra mussels

As the summer boating season winds down, officials are asking people to take precautions when moving watercraft between or out of bodies of water to stop the spread of the zebra mussel.

Citrus black spot: a threat for citrus production in Tunisia

Citrus products are economically important in Tunisia and constitute a significant part of agricultural exports

Global Nematicides Market (2020 to 2025) - The Usage of Biologicals to Gain Traction in the Market Presents Opportunities

The global nematicides market size is projected to reach USD 1.6 Billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 3.4%

Japanese beetles found in Kendrick Park

The global nematicides market size is projected to reach USD 1.6 Billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 3.4%

Millions of beetles are wiping out forests around the world

an outbreak of spruce beetles is threatening to devour even more trees in North America just as similar pests are decimating supplies in parts of Europe, creating a glut of dead and dying logs.

Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans

Late blight is the most important pathogen in potato and causes devastation worldwide.

Codling moth drone program delayed by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped delay a new drone program being implemented by the Sterile Insect Release program.

New markets provide renewed relevance for home-grown codling moth program

As hard times hit the Okanagan apple industry, the Okanagan based program that battles one of the crop's most notorious pests is finding new relevance with markets for its technology south of the border.

Fall webworms: Should you manage them

Have you noticed large, messy webs on trees? You may have seen a colony of fall webworms.

Emerald ash borer found in Carver, Sibley counties

The beetle has been spotted in 25 of the state's 87 counties. Experts say infestation can't be stopped.

Confirmed Case of Emerald Ash Borer in Middle Tennessee

The City of Murfreesboro Street Department advises residents to be aware of a recently confirmed case this summer in Middle Tennessee of Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive wood-boring pest affecting ash trees.

Confirmed case of Emerald Ash Borer in Middle Tennessee

A case of Emerald Ash Borer in Middle Tennessee was recently confirmed this summer, according to The City of Murfreesboro Street Department.

Specialists Warn of Emerald Ash Borer: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Going to Be Spared'

Property owners and land managers in portions of Door County whose trees are not yet affected by the ravages of the emerald ash borer (EAB) must plan ahead for the tree-killing insect’s arrival.

Dutch elm disease confirmed in Saskatoon’s Montgomery Place neighbourhood

For the first time in five years, Dutch elm disease (DED) has been found in Saskatoon’s urban forest.

City crews hoping to keep Dutch Elm Disease at bay as pruning season begins

The pruning of elm trees around Grande Prairie is beginning Thursday to help ensure Dutch Elm Disease (DED) continues to remain at-bay amongst the elm population in the Swan City.

APHIS Removes Federal Domestic Quarantine for Pine Shoot Beetle

APHIS is publishing a final rule that removes the federal domestic quarantine regulation for the pine shoot beetle

Freeholder Board Hears Update on Spotted Lanternfly Presence

In mid-September, state and county health and agriculture officials noted the rising presence of the Spotted Lanternfly in this region, as it can hold dire consequences for local agricultural producers already struggling with economic activity during the pandemic.

State Urges Residents to Report Signs of Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced that it has identified two dead specimens of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) in communities, and is urging residents to report any sign of the invasive pest.

Could birds help fight the spotted lanternfly?

Do birds find the spotted lanternfly to be a tasty treat or a nauseating nibble?

DEC and Partners Announce Effort to Prevent Spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation DEC Announced that they are developing a plan to mitigate the spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA on Forest Preserve Lands in the towns of Dresden and Fort Ann, in Washington County.

State expands quarantine to prevent the spread of hemlock-killing insect

The state of Michigan is expanding quarantines to try to stop a pest from killing hemlock trees.

MustGrow Commences Banana 'Panama Disease' Testing in Colombia

a devastating disease pathogen ravaging the $25 billion global banana industry.

Bacillus velezensis inhibits fusarium oxysporum growth, induces systemic resistance to CMV

Bacillus velezensis inhibits fusarium oxysporum growth, induces systemic resistance to CMV

Transcriptional response of Fusarium oxysporum and Neocosmospora solani challenged with amphotericin B or posaconazole | Microbiology Society

To shed light on the transcriptional response to antifungals, we carried out the first reported high-throughput RNA-seq analysis for F. oxysporum and N. solani that had been exposed to amphotericin B (AMB) and posaconazole (PSC).

ANF plans for gypsy moth response

Federal officials are developing plans to combat gypsy moth on the Allegheny National Forest.

Asian Gypsy Moth Eggs Found On Vehicle Carriers In

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Baltimore recently uncovered egg masses of the highly invasive Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) and a live Khapra beetle larvae, one of the world’s most destructive insect pests, aboard ships in one the nation’s busiest ports for vehicle imports.

Protecting U.S. Specialty Crops From a Dangerous Disease

PPQ Eradicates Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. Greenhouses

Spotted Lanternfly

Do you think you found Spotted Lanternfly in New York? Report it to NYS Dept. Agriculture and Markets, using the Spotted Lanternfly Public Report.

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Laredo, Webb County, and Zapata, Zapata County, Texas

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Laredo, Webb County, and Zapata, Zapata County, Texas

Research recommends integrated approaches to managing reniform nematodes in cotton

While there are many pests affecting cotton, the reniform nematode is one the most damaging, with the ability to cause annual losses of approximately $33 million within the Mid-Southern United States.

Nematodes in Cotton

Nematodes are microscopic plant-eating pests that usually live beneath the soil surface.

Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment for ALB Eradication Program in South Carolina

Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in Charleston, Dorchester, and Colleton Counties in South Carolina

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter africanus’ associated with African Greening of Citrus

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter africanus’ associated with African Greening of Citrus in Angola


LW can spread to new locations if infested wood is moved and research now suggests that a single female RAB is capable of starting a colony in a new location.

The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Gypsy Moth

This story starts with one small moth and a man who hoped to create a more resistant silk worm. Instead, what he created was a pest which needed to be eradicated.

Gypsy moth infestation a concern for residents

Hosting numerous unwelcome guests this summer, Pine Ridge Subdivision resident Gregory Buydaert and neighbors are looking for relief when it comes to gypsy moths in their area.

Cargo Ship and Container Discovered With Potentially Dangerous Moths

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists reported two incidents of the discovery of highly invasive species of moths on a container and ship arriving in the port of Baltimore, Maryland.

Gypsy moth caterpillar still eating forests after all these years

While the Emerald Ash Borer has been devouring ash trees across Ontario and Québec, another invasive pest from the past is still around in local forests: the leaf-eating gypsy moth caterpillar.

Ficus microcarpa Bonsai “Tiger bark” Parasitized by the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne javanica

Ficus microcarpa Bonsai “Tiger bark” Parasitized by the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne javanica and the Spiral Nematode Helicotylenchus dihystera, a New Plant Host Record for Both Species

Root-knot nematode of tomato

Tomato plants can be susceptible to root-knot nematodes, which are microscopic roundworms that inhabit the soil.

Efforts to save East Africa's potatoes from potato cyst nematodes

Scientists at CGIAR-IITA and their national and international partners have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region: potato cyst nematodes (PCN),

Zebra Mussels Found In Lake Kampeska

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has confirmed the presence of adult zebra mussels in Lake Kampeska in Codington County.

Noticing yellow soybeans? - News - The McDonough County Voice

There are several factors that can cause soybean leaves to turn yellow and drop.

Colombia keeps up banana output despite COVID-19, Panama disease

As the world’s fourth largest banana exporter, Colombia has maintained production despite threats from the coronavirus and Panama disease (R4T), as reported by Reuters.

Panama disease detected at Qld banana farm

A suspected case of a disease capable of wiping out banana crops has been detected on a farm in Far North Queensland.

Dole unveils integrated strategy against Panama disease in bananas

INTERNATIONAL fruit production and marketing giant, Dole Food Company, has detailed its plan for dealing with the crippling Panama Tropical Race 4 disease, declaring a long term solution must be found.

Tips from Maine Forest Service after Tropical Storm Isaias

The Maine Forest Service is also reminding Mainers that the woody debris created by storm damage may harbor insects or diseases that are harmful to Maine forests.

Scientists Take the Long View on Saving Eastern Hemlock Stands from Woolly Adelgid.

The hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that has decimated the eastern hemlock population over the last 40 years, is not a parasite — it’s an herbivore.

Water hyacinth poses threat to Yercaud Lake

The pristine Yercaud Lake, one of the major tourist attraction at the hill station, is getting covered with water hyacinth and the residents want authorities to take necessary action at the earliest.

Hyacinth menace breeds mosquitoes as PMC waters down the issue

Lack of coordination between Pune Municipal Corporation’s health department and transport department over the removal of the dangerous invasive plant.

Water hyacinth pest suffocates Iraq's waterways

The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking — but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the “land of the two rivers.”

Bioaccumulation of chemical elements by water hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes )

Bioaccumulation of chemical elements by water hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes ) found in “Jose Antonio Alzate” dam samples in the State of Mexico, Mexico

It's not a Murder Hornet

As if a global pandemic wasn’t enough stress for people, earlier this year we were also bombarded with scary stories of a new insect in the U.S. dubbed the Murder Hornet.

Fighting a banana pandemic: RTP firm Elo Life Systems partners with food giant Dole

Fusarium wilt – also called Panama disease – was discovered in Colombia last year.

Queensland: Feral pigs are spreading Panama TR4

According to Australian Banana Growers' Council deputy chair, Leon Collins, feral pigs are spreading Panama TR4, a devastating fungal disease with no treatment

Guilford County officials working to prevent spread of hydrilla at Lake Higgins

A popular Guilford County fishing spot is closed to motor boats as technicians work to control the spread of a fast growing water plant.

Vernon RCMP volunteers are checking boats again

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and City of Vernon announced the RCMP voluntary pre-check program is returning Friday, Aug. 21.

Mussel risk reminder issued in Shuswap after invasive species intercepted at inspection sites

10 mussel-fouled watercraft stopped so far this season in B.C.

Spotted lanternfly concerns spur quarantine in New Castle County

The spotted lanternfly adult is an interesting looking creature with forewings that are gray with black spots and hind wings are red with black spots.

Japanese Beetles Are Treating Colorado Gardens Like a Buffet

The irridescent, green-copper beetle is easy to spot. Getting rid of them on the other hand ...

WNC Orchard Insect Pest Populations - August 11, 2020

Brown marmorated stink bug adult emergence is becoming more widespread, while apple maggot and oriental fruit moth numbers increased in the past week.

5 things to know about spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly must die.

Monitoring Argentine Ant Populations

The Argentine Ant is a problem in citrus orchards and vineyards mostly because it protects sap-sucking pests from natural predators.

Invasive stink bug which threatens fruit crops caught for first time in UK

Researchers in Kent have successfully captured an invasive insect, which decimates crops of apples and pears, in the hope of estimating the damage it could cause in the UK.

Late potato blight warnings have been issued across the UK

POTATO BLIGHT has raised its ugly head in parts of the UK late in the season, following a spate of turbulent weather.

North America: More late blight found in Wisconsin

a second outbreak of late blight was found in a tomato field in Pierce County, Wisconsin.

Northwest Side Neighbors Need Help To Save Trees From Emerald Ash Borer In 'Last-Ditch Effort'

Several ash trees could die off by the end of the year if they are not retreated against emerald ash borer infestations, according to a local community group.

Russian wheat aphid infiltrates south east

A PEST never before seen in Western Australia has been detected on the south east coast of the State.

Response of soybean cyst nematode ( Heterodera glycines ) and root-knot nematodes ( Meloidogyne spp.) to gradients of pH and inorganic salts

We investigate the response of different groups of plant-parasitic nematodes to pH and salt concentration gradients.

Watch for hungry caterpillars in emerging crops

Grain growers are advised to keep a close eye on emerging crops following recent reports of significant caterpillar activity on volunteer crop regrowth, clover and weeds in all port zones, but especially in the northern and central grainbelt.

Strolling through vibrant riverside pasture feels like heaven on earth

THE section of the Thames Path that runs from Shiplake to Henley is a joy to walk at the moment, especially early in the morning when no one else is about.

Bayer introduces new rangeland herbicide

Cattle ranchers and livestock grazers will soon have a new tool to reduce harmful invasive annual range grasses, while encouraging the growth of beneficial and more-nutritious perennials and improving the landscape.

Weed & Pest takes to the sky as cheatgrass mitigation begins today

Teton County Weed and Pest District (TCWP) is initiating the "Cheatgrass Mitigation Program" today, set to treat the plant extensively across the valley.

Seed defensins of barnyard grass Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv

From the annual weed barnyard grass Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv., two novel defensins Ec-AMP-D1 and Ec-AMP-D2 that differ by a single amino acid substitution were isolated by a combination of different chromatographic procedures.

Controlling buckthorn: The who, what, where, when and how

Buckthorn is one of Minnesota's most damaging invasive plants.

Native vs. invasive plant species: Can you spot the difference?

Can you tell the difference between these common native and invasive species?

1st taro genome assembly developed by researchers

After a decades-long effort of cross breeding taro in the hopes of developing a species resistant to taro leaf blight (TLB), a highly infectious plant disease, a team of researchers has turned their sights on genomics.

Slimy Evidence at Cerne Abbas Shows True Age of Britain's Naughtiest Chalk Giant

Long-abandoned snail shells prove that even the smallest details can change the course of history.

A simple guide to Britain's snails

How many snails do you think there are in your garden - a dozen maybe? Twenty?

Planted Non-Bt Corn? Plan to Scout for European Corn Borer

European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinia nubilalis, was particularly challenging and the target of the first Bt hybrids.

Should you scout for corn borer?

If you planted non-Bt corn, scout the field for European corn borer and treat if needed.

Oak Extract Shows Promise in Fight against Citrus Greening

Huanglongbing (HLB) constitutes a threat to global commercial and sustainable citrus production.

Red pine shoot moths leaving their mark across much of Minnesota

If you live near red pine trees - and in much of Minnesota, chances are you do - you may have noticed some dead, brown patches in the upper branches this summer.

Bee Sweet Citrus Leads Fight Against Asian Citrus Psyllid with New Wash Line

As California's citrus industry continues to battle the threat of Huanglongbing (HLB), Bee Sweet Citrus has built a brand-new wash line to assist growers in moving citrus in and out of California's coastal counties.

Citrus greening showing up in North Florida

Beware of citrus greening in North Florida

Saving citrus: Bee Sweet Citrus unveils washing facility to help fight Asian citrus psyllid and reduce pesticide use

The new Bee Sweet Citrus wash line-which, according to Cal Poly, can process 70 bins carrying 800 pounds of fruit each in an hour-is built with the capacity to handle that kind of uptick,

Argentina establishes export ban for lemons to EU after finding Citrus Black Spot

Due to findings of Citrus Black Spot in Argentinian lemons in European ports, Argentina made the decision to put an export ban into place starting today (July 1st) which is to last for at least 15 days.

The Pulvinaria polygonata pest was detected in a citrus farm in Murcia

The latest report of the Plant Health Service of Murcia's Department of Agriculture warned that the presence of Pulvinaria polygonata had been detected on a plot of mandarins located in El Mirador de San Javier, Murcia.

After the Anthropocene: Notes from a Distempered Winter

the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus that's killing somewhere between 70 and 90% of ash trees across Europe.

APHIS Removes Zone Y from the Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formally Achatina fulica) List of Regulated Areas

Effective July 22, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed giant African land snail (GAS) regulated area, Zone Y, from the list of quarantine areas in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

5 things to know about the spotted lanternfly

UD's resident expert offers tips on the region's latest invasive pest

Get It Growing: The small spotted wing drosophila can cause big problems

At less than an eighth of an inch in length - a pint-sized pest by most standards- the spotted wing drosophila (SWD) can be a huge problem in berry patches and orchards.

Emerald Ash Borers found in Chester

State officials are urging people in the Adirondacks and elsewhere in NYS to detect and report infestations of Emerald Ash Borers, as well as other invasive species.

What to know about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly

Up in the tree: is it a fly? A moth? Nope. It could be the Spotted Lanternfly, and it's no superhero, rather a mighty nasty villain.

NJDA Asks Public to Help Kill Spotted Lanternfly, an Invasive Pest

That's the message from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, which on Wednesday sent out instructions for how members of the public can help slow the spread of the spotted lanternfly, an exotic invasive insect.

The Spotted Lanternfly's next target: your glass of wine

Local vineyards remind everyone that the bug is a 'squash on sight'

Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2: Detection in a Canada Greenhouse

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed detection of the pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (Rs R3bv2) in a symptomatic geranium (Pelargonium sp.) sample taken from an Ontario greenhouse.

Japanese Knotweed spotted on the bank of Eagley Brook

Japanese Knotweed, an invasive species of plant, has started to grow on the south bank of the waterway, near Ashworth Lane.

Bug-A-Salt insect-killing gun: Worth a shot against spotted lanternfly?

Kill every spotted lanternfly on sight, we're told.

Spotted lanternfly in NY poses risk for vineyards, hops, landscape

On Friday, the New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Conservation as well as the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the spotted lanternfly (SLF) was found on Staten Island, New York.

Spotted lanternfly warning in NJ and Staten Island

Officials in parts of New Jersey and on Staten Island are warning residents about the highly invasive Spotted lanternfly.

Ideal growing conditions for red leaf syndrome

Recent rainfall and warm temperatures in some parts of the South West may lead to conditions conducive for aphids to spread soybean dwarf virus (SbDV), which has been identified as a key contributor to sub clover red leaf syndrome.

Disease risk for potato growers from alternaria and late blight this season

Following the second wettest winter on record across Britain, dealing with crop trash and volunteers has been difficult to tackle in the field.

Flexible drift retardant designed for use with potato blight fungicides said to reduce drift and maximise coverage

A flexible drift retardant, specifically designed for use with blight fungicides, could play an important role in keeping potatoes disease free this spring, according to adjuvant and biostimulant experts, Interagro.

Emergency approval for fungicide to control late blight

A fungicide which controls late blight in organic potato crops has been given emergency approval until late September.

ALB eNewsletter

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.

Foliar Disease Update In Indiana Corn And Soybean

It is important to continue to scout for diseases in both corn and soybeans.

Effects of 2, 4-D Herbicide Treatments Used to Control Eurasian Watermilfoil on Fish and Zooplankton

Effects of 2, 4-D Herbicide Treatments Used to Control Eurasian Watermilfoil on Fish and Zooplankton in Northern Wisconsin Lakes

Crystal Lake and Watershed Association to go ahead with watermilfoil treatment

The Crystal Lake and Watershed Association (CLWA) is still planning to treat invasive Eurasian milfoil in Crystal Lake with herbicide.

Planned treatment underway of Eurasian milfoil weed infestation at Vancouver Lake

A planned treatment of the Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) weed infestation in Vancouver Lake and the flushing channel is underway this week and is expected to take up to three days.

Rockin' the boat: two teens take on Euarsian watermilfoil eradication

Out of 25 aquatic vegetative plants in Chazy Lake, only one of them is invasive.

Hemlock-killing pest discovered in Lunenburg, CFIA warns

The public is being advised to not transport any untreated firewood or hemlock products outside of southwestern Nova Scotia.

To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

Research by Preisser and others has laid the groundwork for breeders to cross partially resistant trees to produce ones that can survive to reproductive age in the forest

Late blight resistant potatoes in Uganda promise impressive returns

In Uganda, International Potato Center (CIP) partners with the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) to release and promote improved varieties of potato and sweetpotato and to grow national markets so distribution of these crops can reach intended beneficiaries.

To add to 2020 woes, it's the year of the gypsy moth horde

In a beachside town, thousands of black caterpillars are creeping up cars, falling from trees and even crawling on children.

Treatments to stop spread of invasive gypsy moth in Ohio start late June

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) said treatments to disrupt gypsy moth mating begins later this month.

ARS takes on the Asian giant hornet

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in the Pacific Northwest has joined the hunt for the infamous Asian giant hornet

'Flashback' Lecture Notes: How Gypsy Moths and Kudzu Took Over America

In episode seven of Flashback, OZY's chart-topping history podcast, we hear a remarkable tale of twin invasions: one by vine (kudzu) and one by caterpillar (the gypsy moth).

City Council passes funding of Dutch Elm Disease Injection Program

Evanston City Council voted Monday to fully fund the Evanston's Dutch Elm Disease Injection Program and shorten the injection timeline.

The Blug: Elm Bark Beetles

Though only a few millimeters long, this beetle knocks down trees from the inside out

Expert warns of Dutch elm disease crisis in Brighton

A DEVASTATED elm expert has warned of a crisis amid a severe outbreak of Dutch elm disease.

Ariel Whitely-Noll: Quickly remove trees with Dutch elm disease

Recently, our diagnostic lab at Kansas State University reported a high volume of Dutch elm disease cases in Kansas

Zebra mussel introduction prevented by county inspector

A vigilant Washington County watercraft inspector prevented the introduction of zebra mussels to Big Marine Lake in Washington County, which is currently not known to be infested with the harmful invasive species.

Volunteer to monitor for invasive mussels and clams in the Okanagan

The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society has launched the initiative

Ruedi Reservoir leading charge to intercept invasive mussels on boats

Inspectors at Ruedi Reservoir intercepted six boats that were carrying invasive mussels over six months in 2019. This year, that number has more than doubled in just seven weeks.

Designers at College for Creative Studies turned zebra mussels into gl

To walk along the shores of the Great Lakes in summer is generally a delightful experience-fresh water, soft sand, a slight breeze in the dunes. One exception is the crunch under your feet from the shells of an invasive species called zebra mussels.

Utah conservation officers cite 60 boaters for quagga mussel violations during Pioneer Day weekend

Another 60 boaters were cited by Utah wildlife conservation officers for violating state quagga mussel regulations, upping the statewide total to 169 citations over the past three holiday weekends.

Inspectors at Ruedi Reservoir are first line of defense against growing threat of invasive mussels

Colorado's aquatic nuisance species (ANS) program began in 2008. The program requires boats to be inspected when they're going into and coming off many Colorado reservoirs.

Late-Season Wheat Diseases: Be on the Lookout for Fusarium Head Blight

Fusarium head blight (head scab) symptoms have started to show up in southeast and central Kansas.

Mapping of Major Fusarium Head Blight Resistance from Canadian Wheat cv. AAC Tenacious

Fusarium head blight (FHB) is one of the most devastating wheat disease due to its direct detrimental effects on grain-yield, quality and marketability.

Weather is conducive to head scab

Head scab or fusarium head blight (FHB), is a fungal disease that can occur on all small grain crops grown in North Dakota.

Forestry crews 'on alert' for mountain pine beetle in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan forestry crews are keeping an eye out for a pest that kills pine trees, turning swaths of forests red: the mountain pine beetle.

Scientists find the further they go, the stronger mountain pine beetles' signal gets

Whether they travel only a few metres or tens of kilometres to a new host tree, female pine beetles use different strategies to find success-with major negative consequences for pine trees, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists.

Researchers find the further they go, the stronger mountain pine beetles' signal gets

Over the last 30 years, mountain pine beetles have chewed through 18-million hectares of forest in Western Canada, and University of Alberta biologists now have a better sense of how they do it.

Reseeding Great Salt Lake's Wetlands After Phragmites

Migratory birds rely on the lake as a stopping spot for rest and nutrition which they obtain from the variety of native plant communities. These communities are at constant risk from the invasive reed Phragmites australis which is taking over native wetland plant communities.

Hyperspectral Inversion of Phragmites Communis Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Stoichiometry Using Three Models

Studying the stoichiometric characteristics of plant C, N, and P is an effective way of understanding plant survival and adaptation strategies.

Alberta modernizing its approach to managing fusarium

Seed growers in Alberta will soon have access to more seed varieties and cereal research, says the Alberta government.

Wheat School: Hitting fusarium on the head for optimum control

Fungicide formulation, timing and application. Get all those right and chances are you'll have effective suppression of fusarium head blight (FHB) in your winter wheat crop.


The University of Missouri Extension is urging livestock producers to watch out for a plant that causes problems in livestock offspring.

Poison hemlock and wild parsnip, A couple of bad actors

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) and wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) are two of our nastiest non-native weeds found in Ohio.

Time is now to eradicate hemlock

Poisonous hemlock is visible this time a year. It continues to be a problem weed in the area for city dwellers and farmers. Plans should be made now to have this weed eradicated in areas that may be visited by the public or their pets.

Robert Miller: Lady beetles spell doom for woolly adelgids that destroy hemlocks

The Polar Vortex was a no-show last winter. Hemlock woolly adelgids - the bug that kills hemlock trees - never got iced and returned in strength.

Invasive poison hemlock takes root in Macomb County

The dreaded and dangerous poison hemlock plant has made invasive appearances in Macomb County for the first time this year.

Watch Out for Poisonous Weeds in Hay and Pasture

Noxious and toxic weeds are always a concern to livestock producers. Whether these weeds present themselves in hay or pastures, the only real way to know if they are present is to scout and know the risk, writes Justin Brackenrich, Penn State University Extension.

Institut für nationale und internationale Angelegenheiten der Pflanzengesundheit

Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany (GrenzachWyhlen in Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Dickeya poaceiphila sp. nov., a plant-pathogenic bacterium isolated from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum)

The genus Dickeya is an important group of plant pathogens that currently comprises 10 recognized species.

Invasive species Asian Carp, Oak Wilt at northern Ontario's border, researchers say

The Asian Carp, a large fish, and Oak Wilt Fungus, which attacks oak trees, are knocking on northern Ontario's door.

The Sprout: Asian longhorned beetle eradicated in only known Canadian site

ALHB is a highly destructive wood-boring pest of maples and other hardwood trees including poplar, birch and willow with the potential to devastate Canada's hardwood and maple syrup industries.

Asian longhorned beetle declared eradicated in the cities of Mississauga and Toronto

the Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB) has been eradicated from the cities of Mississauga and Toronto in the province of Ontario

Emerald ash borer threatens ash trees on both sides of the border

The emerald ash borer has appeared on both sides of the border this summer, with reports of it in Edmundston and parts of Maine.

South Bay Sighting Of Asian Gypsy Moth Alarms Officials

An infestation would threaten fruit crops, officials said.

Gypsy moths spotted damaging trees in our area

The gypsy moth has made its way to Monroe County. The species is known for damaging trees. They do not kill them, but they do cause them to defoliate.

Wood in 65 Tennessee counties quarantined for tree-killing beetle

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture added two new counties Friday to its list of areas quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Cerro Gordo and Webster Counties

The invasive emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Cerro Gordo and Webster counties

City, valley authority find source of tree-killing Dutch elm disease

Both the parks department and the Wakamow Valley Authority recently discovered a pocket of 38 infected trees in a small area deep in the valley away from walkways

The Purple Hive Project Uses AI to Protect Bees from the Varroa Destructor

The Purple Hive Project is an AI-enabled, solar-powered hive capable of detecting the Varroa Destructor mite

APHIS Removes the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine Area in Lasara, Willacy County, Texas

Effective July 22, 2020, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) removed the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly) quarantine area in Lasara, Willacy County, Texas.

Asian longhorned beetle, a threat to Bayern? Karl, the beetle and his evil DoppelgangeR, Bavaria, Germany News

The Asian longhorned beetle is a dangerous pest. From Asia introduced by the Import of wood products, he'll eat for a number of years by our beautiful hardwood

Look out for invasive Asian longhorned beetles in August, report to DEC and USDA

The Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner wants New Yorkers with swimming pools to take part in the annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool Survey.

Natural Resources staff to survey Gypsy moth invasion from air

Field staff with the Ontario government are weighing the damage being done in Eastern Ontario by what experts have dubbed the worst Gypsy moth invasion in this corner of the province in 30 years.

Applications accepted for Gypsy Moth Suppression Program

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is urging landowners to sign up for the Cooperative State-County-Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Moth Suppression program.

1000s Of Traps Set To Stop Infestation Of Invasive Gypsy Moth Detected In Sunnyvale

The detection of an Asian gypsy moth in the city of Sunnyvale has prompted an extensive survey by the County of Santa Clara Agricultural Commissioner in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.

UBC researchers develop rapid test to detect invasive gypsy moth

Gypsy moths are an invasive species that can wreak havoc on B.C.'s forests, but a new rapid test developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia can detect the presence of the moths within hours and without a lab.

Allee effects and pulsed invasion by the gypsy moth

The spread of the gypsy moth across eastern North America is, perhaps, the most thoroughly studied biological invasion in the world, providing a unique opportunity to explore spatiotemporal variability in rates of spread.

Gypsy moth caterpillars are out and about

Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L) caterpillars feed on the leaves of oaks, aspen, crabapple and 300 other species trees from late May to early or mid-July.

Invasive gypsy moth has Port Franks residents and Lambton Shores mayor at odds

Gypsy moth caterpillars are voracious eaters. In high numbers, they can cause defoliations of deciduous trees.

Asian Giant Hornet: What You Should Know

Today's topic is the Asian Giant Hornet or what some people are calling the Murder Hornet.

Asian Giant Hornet or Murder Hornet Wiki Invasion Becomes Latest 2020 to Worry About

Exactly once you figured, 2020 couldn't deteriorate. Presently we've goliath hornets with critical eyes and a venomous sting to feature to the present year's rundown of stresses.

Spotted lanternfly sticky traps are killing harmless animals

You've probably noticed a few of those sticky traps. They're intended to catch and kill invasive spotted lanternflies, but the viscous adhesives are becoming a hazard for other wildlife.

Invasive spotted lanternfly has yet to be spotted in Michigan

he spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that was detected in Pennsylvania six years ago. Now, the pest made its way to other states including Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia.

Destructive spotted lanternfly moves south

As of July 1, the Delaware Department of Agriculture has quarantined New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa

Heads Up: The Spotted Lanternfly Is Coming

California growers, who have weathered the invasion of several invading insects in recent years, look like they will soon have another one to deal with, the spotted lanternfly.

Spotted laternfly quarantine returns in New Castle County

New Castle County is under quarantine again to try to contain the persistent pest known as the spotted lanternfly.

Grape Growers Grapple With Increasing Population of Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternflies damaged more than a quarter of Pennsylvania's vineyards last year, and the persistent pest isn't showing any sign of retreat this year.

Spotted lanternfly tree bands could kill birds, bats

It's a conundrum that nature in Pennsylvania, perhaps, didn't see coming: a treatment for a bug that's plagued us, is plaguing other wildlife.

Invasion of the Invasives

the Walkers formed Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) in 2014. The goal of the organization is to help manage invasive plant and animal species across jurisdictions on a regional level.

Update on Indiana Foliar Disease Risk in Soybean and Corn | Purdue University Pest

Recent rains and increased humidity across Indiana have increased the risk for foliar diseases to develop in both corn and soybean.

Insights into the saliva of the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

We examined the salivary gland structure of the brown marmorated stink bug (Pentatomidae: Halyomorpha halys) and developed methods for independent collection of watery saliva and sheath saliva.

Anastatus Bifasciatus introduced to the Bolzano province to combat the brown marmorated stink bug

Anastatus bifasciatus started being introduced on 180 hectares in Nalles (Bolzano, South Tyrol) on June 10th.

Stink Bug Measures Show Results

Strict biosecurity requirements for imported cargo have reduced the threat of brown marmorated stink bug and even tougher rules will be introduced next season.

Pierce's Disease Resistant Vines Now a Reality After Years of Research

Carrying a heavy economic burden for those areas of the country with infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Pierce's disease is a plant pathogen, transmitted exclusively by sap-feeding insects.

TO YOUR HEALTH: Do fire ants limit spread of meat allergy?

Invasive fire ants common in the Gulf Coast and Texas likely are limiting a tick-acquired meat allergy in these areas, scientists report.

Finally, Something Good to Say About Fire Ants

It's "only hand waving," but they may inhibit spread of red meat allergy

Two steps to controlling fire ants

Fire ants can be serious pests for gardeners, and are best managed with a two-step chemical control method.

Invasive Fire Ants Limiting Spread of Meat Allergy, But Pose Their Own Dangers

Invasive fire ants with a nasty bite are limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy, new research suggests.

Researchers: Invasive fire ants may limit spread of meat allergy

Researchers say invasive fire ants could be limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy, but the ants themselves can also cause severe allergic reactions.

Scientists create ant birth-control to eliminate the plague of fire ants and yellow crazy ants in Hawai

Hawaii has been met with two ant species infesting the islands - yellow crazy ants and little fire ants - putting native biodiversity at risk and making life for human residents miserable.

During Quarantine, an Entomologist Takes a Closer Look at a New Invasive Ant Species

In 2017, when a tiny yellow ant species showed up in my Florida backyard, I did not look into it much further.

Acid-spraying invasive ant on the march as funding fears to control them grow

The fight against invasive yellow crazy ants needs funding certainty to wipe the dangerous pests out, with advocates pressing for a commitment for assistance from governments.

Fury unleashed on yellow crazy ants

A pure-bred Labrador named Fury has joined the front-line protecting Australia's Wet Tropics, becoming the first in the world trained to detect yellow crazy ants.

Zebra mussels confirmed in Pickerel Lake in Day County

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has confirmed the presence of adult zebra mussels in Pickerel Lake in Day County.

Water agency stops, cleans up mussel-pocked boat

A Santa Rosa man went to Chicago to buy a boat which had some invasive stowaways.

Lake Berryessa Mussel Prevention Program

As many long time Lake Berryessa visitors can attest to, mussel inspections never existed. Some may be wondering why now and why aren't these people clad in orange shirts present to ask me the same question all the time?

Giant hogweed 'mother plant' found in Derry

The Derg representative said that the plant he saw may be a source for giant hogweed appearing right across the region.

Giant hogweed can cause blisters and lead to blindness if touched

So far giant hogweed has not reached the Prairies and instead is mainly found in the lower mainland of British Columbia and Ontario

Wild Parsnip found in Rudolph, poses serious risk to humans

More time outside means more chances to come in contact with wild hazardous plants. One of those plants found right here in Wisconsin: wild parsnip.

Giant hogweed control efforts ­ongoing in Racine

A large-scale uprooting operation is currently underway along the shores of Benda Creek in the Val-Saint Francois MRC, in what is considered the largest infestation of giant hogweed in Quebec.

Do not touch this plant: Giant hogweed can cause severe burns or blindness

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says New Yorkers should be on the lookout for the dangerous plant this summer.

Beautiful but dangerous: giant hogweed found at Hadley Point

Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that is harmful to humans, is being treated with herbicide at Hadley Point Beach, according to a statement issued by the Town of Bar Harbor.

Heatmap shows invasive Japanese knotweed hotspots in Cambridgeshire

This destructive plant can take over your garden if left alone

The Whitehall Project: Purge Leafy Spurge

Leafy spurge is a perennial noxious weed that has sticky, milky white sap. The sap can cause a bad reaction if it gets in people's eyes or on their skin.

Knotweed breeds with Russian vine

Japanese knotweed reproduces vegetatively, but can also do so through pollination, shows research by WUR and Probos. Which is bad news.

Infection patterns of dengue, Zika and endosymbiont Wolbachia in the mosquito Aedes albopictus in Hong Kong

This study identifies the presence and absence of dengue and Zika viruses, and Wolbachia infection in Aedes albopictus in Hong Kong.

'Aggressive' mosquito breed found in Windsor

An "aggressive" breed of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika and West Nile viruses has made Windsor-Essex home.

Japanese Beetle Control for Homeowners

Controlling Japanese beetle adults depends on the magnitude of the problem

Climate crisis: Higher temperatures may drive mosquito-borne Zika virus into Europe

The climate crisis may lead to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus as cooler regions experience increasingly hotter temperatures in the coming decades, a new study has found.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Insect can transmit viruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika

Everyone has a duty to help prevent dengue in Myanmar

Dengue fever, one of Myanmar's major vector-borne diseases, is transmitted by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to protect farmers through funding to combat spotted lanternfly

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers want to protect farmers and their crops from not only the impact of the coronavirus, but a bigger bug you can see called the spotted lanternfly.

Natick Cuts Down Trees Infested By Ash Borer

The Natick public works department discovered the emerald ash borer infestation this spring.

Not a bad year for gypsy moth caterpillars in Guelph but city is monitoring

The City of Guelph says it is monitoring the population of the gypsy moth caterpillars as other parts of Ontario deal with an outbreak of the invasive critters.

Emerald ash borer bears down on Mississippi

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is warning Mississippians to watch out for emerald ash borer, an invasive pest that has killed millions of trees.

Emerald ash borer reaches Webster County

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced on July 1 that the EAB had been recently confirmed in Webster and Cerro Gordo counties.

Emerald Ash Borer makes its way to central Nebraska

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was confirmed in Kearney by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Gypsy moth caterpillars on the munch

It's a "pretty bad year" for gypsy moth caterpillars in wide swaths of the province, with some instances reported in the North Bay area.

Oxford and Miami continue fight emerald ash borer

Oxford resident John Kinne continued the fight against the emerald ash borer last week with the fourth release of Asian wasps, or parasitoids, at his tree farm in Oxford Township.

Emerald Ash Borer Moving West

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has officially been located in an infected tree in Kearney.

Emerald ash borer destroys 10 large trees in Edmundston

The City of Edmundston plans to cut down 10 ash trees this week that it planted more than 30 years ago, because of damage caused by the destructive emerald ash borer.

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Kearney

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Kearney by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kearney Park and Recreation staff discover

How to plant, grow and care for irises

Iris borers are destructive and difficult to control. They can infest all types of iris. One may learn more about borers at University of Minnesota Extension

Eastern Ontario in grip of worst Gypsy moth outbreak in 30 years

The worst Gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak in Eastern Ontario in 30 years is ripping through city backyard trees and rural forests at an alarming rate.

Endophyte may protect tomatoes from Tuta absoluta pest attack

Trials in Brazil suggest seedling inoculation with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana could be a viable commercial option for marketing pre-colonized tomato plants 'resistant' to the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta.

Not a bad year for gypsy moth caterpillars in Guelph but city is monitoring

The City of Guelph says it is monitoring the population of the gypsy moth caterpillars as other parts of Ontario deal with an outbreak of the invasive critters.

Australia: Close encounter with Asian gypsy moth

An Asian gypsy moth's egg mass was recently discovered during a routine vessel inspection on a bulk carrier vessel arriving into Australia.

Hawke's Bay Community Engaged In Codling Moth Research To Protect New Zealand Apples

Plant & Food Research scientists and their research partners at the University of Auckland have obtained permission from households in Hastings City, a peri-urban (semi-rural) area close to commercial apple orchards, to install 200 pheromone traps on residential properties.

Rain and warm weather raises potato blight threat

Rain and warming temperatures have heightened the threat of potato blight with Hutton Criteria disease warnings declared across the UK's key growing regions.

Ash dieback in Skipton Woods and an autumnal vista in June

BOTH the recent dry spell and the ongoing problem with ash dieback, has changed the landscape this year around the Dales.

'Banana-COVID' - Fusarium Wilt TR4 in India

Scientists are comparing the threat to domestic banana cultivation to COVID-19.

Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano

The price of fresh tomato is rising across Nigeria as the Tuta Absoluta pest ravages farms in the northern part of the country.

Delaware ag officials want help spotting (and squashing) the spotted lanternfly

There is a quarantine in place for New Castle County that has nothing to do with coronavirus.

How To Combat Emerald Ash Borer In Arvada: VIDEO

The City of Arvada has released a video that shows residents how they can help combat the spread of the emerald ash borer, which attacks and kills ash trees.

Emerald ash borer creeps its way into Des Moines ash trees

Once an ash tree is infected, this creepy critter can kill it within two to four years.

Emerald Ash Borer Vermin Prompts Alternative Ideas

It's here. The green gobbler. The voracious vermin known as Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been officially identified in Larimer County

Be aware of the hemlock woolly adelgid

Pennsylvania's State Tree, the Eastern Hemlock, is under attack.

First Detector Report

The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is a destructive wood-boring pest affecting maple and other hardwood species.

Unsolicited seeds could wreak havoc on agriculture, environment, state officials warn


Eradication of Ralstonia Successful in U.S. Greenhouses

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the agency and its state partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses.

First report of potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis (Wollenweber, 1923), infecting potato

First report of potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis (Wollenweber, 1923), infecting potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Uganda.

Signs of insect that has killed millions of trees found in Alexander County for first time

Signs of an insect that has killed millions of trees has been found in Alexander County for the first time.

Gypsy Moth Treatment Planned For New Lenox

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced plans to begin treating parts of northern Illinois for the destructive Gypsy Moth approximately June 25 and June 26, weather permitting.

USDA Provides Additional $2.8 million to Support Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression in Western States

USDA's APHIS is providing $2.8 million in additional funding to support grasshopper and Mormon cricket suppression in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming as a result of higher than normal populations due to a warm, dry spring.

Inspectors survey Lowcountry trees after invasive beetle discovered

An invasive species of beetle discovered for the first time in South Carolina has state and federal officials conducting surveys in Charleston County to determine the extent of the insect's spread.

What to do about the dead ash in your woods

After Emerald Ash Borer: Considering What to Do When Canopy Trees Die in Your Woodlot

Protecting Pollinators from A New Threat - First-Ever U.S. Sightings of Asian Giant Hornet

It's not the first time that European honey bees and other pollinators in the United States have encountered invasive pests, with the parasitic Varroa mite being the most noteworthy.

Japanese Beetle Season Begins

Pheromone traps placed on campus by Purdue's Turfgrass Entomology & Applied Ecology program have detected emergence of Japanese beetle.

Western Bean Cutworm Moth Season Begins

Pheromone trapping began for western bean cutworm moths

ALB eNewsletter | June 30, 2020

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.

Time to Scout Field Crops: What to Look for in Corn

Early planted corn in Indiana is reaching late vegetative stages and tasseling in the south. Therefore, it is time to start monitoring for diseases to make an informed decision if a fungicide is necessary

Gypsy moth damage swells across Central, Western NY

Leaf-eating caterpillars strip millions of trees of leaves

APHIS Removes the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) Quarantine Area in Devore, San Bernardino County, California

APHIS Removes the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) Quarantine Area in Devore, San Bernardino County, California

APHIS Updates Federal Domestic Soil Quarantine Map

Added the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly) quarantine in the Zapata area of Zapata County, Texas.

Ralstonia Eradicated from Greenhouses

APHIS and its State partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses.

Friend or Fungi? The complex relationship between fungi and climate change

The relationship between fungi and climate change is somewhat of a paradox but that's in keeping with these enigmatic and often misunderstood organisms.

Rethinking the Norway Maple

It is plain silliness to paint Norway maples with the same brush as all other plants on the invasive-species roster.

Book on plants in the Murmansk region (Russia) scores 4/19 correct insect identifications

A recently published book on some aspects of the ecology of woody introducents in the Murmansk oblast of Russia provides the information on 19 species of plant-damaging insects out of which only 4 species are identified correctly.

'Murder hornets' are creating a buzz, but relax. The sightings don't signal end times.

The Asian giant hornet is the jumbo jet of such insects, and in sufficient number can kill a person and destroy a whole colony of honeybees.

Giant Hogweed: How to identify and get rid of the toxic plant

A WARNING has been issued for walkers to be on alert for 'dangerous' hogweed plants.

Labradors become UK's first dogs to detect Japanese knotweed

The dogs have been specially trained to detect Japanese knotweed stem or roots, even in small quantities hidden beneath the ground.

Man's Best Friend helps in fight against Japanese knotweed

Homeowners in the UK concerned about the threat of Japanese knotweed

Action call on invasive Japanese Knotweed plant

Councillors have raised concerns about an invasive plant species that is attacking parts of a town.

Watch out for spring invasion of knotweed

Homeowners across Berkshire spending more time in their gardens are becoming worried by the appearance of the highly invasive Japanese knotweed.

The Bug Box: Crane fly

They may look scary, but they are completely harmless as adults.

Asian tiger mosquitoes and their potentially deadly viruses are heading to the UK

The Asian tiger mosquitoes that have made headlines in Spain and around the world are moving north across France towards the UK.

Deadly virus-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes moving north to threaten UK

THE DEADLY Asian Tiger mosquito species that carries diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus is moving north towards the UK.

Dorset residents advised to look out for Japanese knotweed

DORSET residents who are spending more time than usual in their gardens during the current lockdown may be concerned to discover red asparagus-like shoots appearing as Japanese knotweed enters its spring growth phase.

Kalamazoo Area "In Migration Pattern" For Mosquitos Carrying ZIKA Virus

Local health officials are reporting that Kalamazoo County, and other areas in southern Michigan, are in the migration pattern of a mosquito that can carry the ZIKA virus.

Asian Giant Hornets: What You Should Really Know About Them

Dr. Joseph Wilson knows a little something about Vespa mandarinia, the species commonly called the Asian giant hornet.

Should you be scared of the Asian giant hornet?

The Asian giant hornet, also known as Vespa mandarinia, is the the biggest hornet in the world and can grow up to 4 centimeters long.ta

Why coronavirus won't be the end of it

The ongoing threat of vector-borne disease is reshaping our understanding of the dangers of a warming climate.

APHIS Reopens Comment Period on Amendments to Pale Cyst Nematode Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has again reopened the comment period on the protocols for regulating and deregulating pale cyst nematode (PCN)-infested and associated areas.

APHIS adds portions of Cameron County in Texas to the Domestic Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas spp.) Quarantine Area

APHIS is expanding the area quarantined for citrus canker in Texas to add portions of Cameron County near San Benito and Brownsville to prevent the spread of the disease.

Fresh warnings over giant hogweed growing along Dundee's Dighty Burn

Fresh warnings have been issued for walkers and cyclists to be wary of coming into contact with giant hogweed.

Giant Hogweed: map of where the dangerous plant grows in the UK - and how to identify it and treat burns

As lockdown rules begin to change, people across the UK are being allowed more time outside during the coronavirus pandemic

Children playing by river banks with dangerous giant hogweed

Sightings of giant hogweed, which causes severe burns, leaving exposed skin extremely sensitive to sunlight, have been reported across the borough of Bury.

Our fear of giant hornets is oversized - and threatens native insects

Asian giant hornets have received plenty of media attention in recent days, due to the fear that a potentially dangerous invasive species has arrived in North America.

It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive species are detrimental to ecological systems and a Clemson University forestry expert says National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a perfect time to learn how to manage these invaders.

Why the low-flying airplane Friday? It was spraying for gypsy moths

A low-flying airplane that made several rounds over Edmonds and Woodway Friday morning was making a pesticide application aimed at preventing the spread of invasive gypsy moths.

Dayton to cut down ash trees near roads due to emerald ash borer

The City of Dayton has announced that it will begin cutting down ash trees standing near the road or "in the public right of way" due to concerns that the trees may be killed by the ongoing emerald ash borer infestation.

Difference between cow parsley, hogweed and giant hogweed

One of the benefits of living in Cornwall is that you're never far from a public footpath - but while hedgerows full of spring wildflowers can look picturesque, not everything lurking in them is as pretty as it seems.

Giant hogweed warning after dangerous weed spotted by Herefordshire footpath

WALKERS are being warned to take care after a non-native plant which can cause devastating burns was spotted growing by a riverside path in Herefordshire.

Tips can help manage spotted lanternfly

Even before the recent news of the season's first confirmed spotted lanternfly hatches in the Philadelphia region, homeowners in many parts of Pennsylvania were gearing up for their annual battle with the destructive pest.

The Asian giant hornet isn't coming to Indiana but other invasive species pose a risk

First of all, don't call them "murder hornets," Brock Harpur, assistant professor of entomology, recommended.

Emerald ash borer flight season changed in Vermont

It was originally thought the emerald ash borer was on the move in Vermont in May, but that thinking has changed.

New Brunswickers shouldn't worry about 'murder hornets;' says biologist

New Brunswickers needn't be too concerned about the buzz around so-called murder hornets because it's unlikely they would survive in the province should they ever land here.

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Zapata, Zapata County, Texas

Effective May 11, 2020, APHIS and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) established a Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine in a residential area of Zapata, Zapata County, Texas.

City removing Centennial Park trees damaged by emerald ash borer

The city of Orillia is beginning the process of marking 40 hazardous ash trees for removal near the Centennial Park boat launch parking as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Vermont has an Asian giant hornet look-alike

Vermont bug experts say the state doesn't have any so-called murder hornets, but there is a large look-alike people could mistake for it.

Emerald Ash Borer Is Very Close To Our Area On At Least Two Sides

The pest that's been devastating the ash tree population in the United States is almost literally next door to our area.

Spraying for gypsy moths in Sarnia now expected to begin May 20

City Hall says aerial spraying to control gypsy moths is now scheduled to begin on May 20, depending on weather and the development of moth larvae.

Lake Cowichan gypsy moth aerial spray begins May 11

The first aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 231 hectares of residential and municipal park land in Lake Cowichan will occur next week, weather permitting.

Invasive Asian Beetle Infesting Trees Across New York State

The culprit of the tree destruction is the Emerald Ash Borer

Trustees Approve Insecticide Treatment To Prevent Emerald Ash Borer

On Tuesday (April 21), trustees approved a bid for continued treatment to prevent EAB in the village.

Owatonna Gets Money to Fight Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Owatonna will receive grant money from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the fight against emerald ash borer

New pests recorded in Spain

The NPPO of Spain informed the EPPO Secretariat of the findings of several new pests on its territory.

Boat with invasive mussels intercepted at U.S.-Saskatchewan border: officials

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a boat with invasive mussels as it was being brought into Saskatchewan, officials with the Ministry of Environment said.

54 boaters cited in Utah for quagga mussel violations over Memorial Day weekend

Fifty-four people received misdemeanor citations related to quagga mussels over the Memorial Day weekend

Saskatchewan remains free of zebra and quagga mussels

Saskatchewan remains free of zebra and quagga mussels, but people can't let down their guard in preventing the aquatic invasive species (AIS) from entering the province

DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels.

Boating season time to keep invasive mussels out of Shuswap

Province's borders being monitored, public check stations available

Preparing for the re-awakening of emerald ash borer

Trees are greening and insects are awakening as spring continues its slow and steady progress. One such insect is the emerald ash borer.

'Ideal conditions' mean the end of aerial spraying to rid Surrey area of gypsy moth - for now - Peace Arch News

Trapping this summer will determine if more spraying in Fraser Heights will be needed in 2021

Vermont officials warn of Emerald Ash Borer season

Vermont officials warn that we are entering Emerald Ash Borer season.

Gene therapy could help millions of ash trees fight deadly beetle Emerald Ash Borer

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, discovered genes that create chemicals harmful to insects

Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area expanded

South Dakota State Parks are reminding campers that firewood originating from anywhere in the newly-expanded Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area is prohibited in all South Dakota state parks.

First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter africanus' in Nigeria

In Nigeria, a specific survey on huanglongbing (associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter spp.'; EPPO A1 List) was carried out in citrus orchards in April 2018.

First report of Gymnocoronis spilanthoides in the Netherlands

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Asteraceae: EPPO A2 List) is a well-known plant in western Europe where it is appreciated for its easy vigorous growth as an aquarium plant, or for its striking fragrant flowers as a pond plant. Native to South America, G. spilanthoides is an invasive alien species in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Taiwan.

Primera detección de Pulvinaria polygonata en Europa

The presence of the mealybug Pulvinaria polygonata (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) has been detected in citrus plots in Baix Segura.

Tree Surveys Are Underway In South Carolina to Detect Asian Longhorned Beetle USDA Asks Area Residents to Report Signs of the Beetle and to Not Move Firewood

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Clemson University's Department of Plant Industry (DPI) are inspecting trees in Hollywood, South Carolina following the detection and identification of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).

First Report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter africanus' Associated with Citrus Greening Disease in Nigeria

Citrus greening is a serious disease of Citrus sp. and has been associated with the collapse of several citrus industries in Asia and America

First Report of Leaf Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum tropicale on Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

First Report of Leaf Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum tropicale on Oregano (Origanum vulgare) in Mexico

First report of Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus infecting sweetpotato in Taiwan

Sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD), a synergy of the whitefly-borne sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) and the aphid-borne sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV), is the main constraint on sweetpotato production.

Alfalfa Weevil Damage Reported In Southern Indiana

Pest managers, in southern Indiana, should now be scouting their alfalfa for leaf feeding from weevil larva.

What are invasive species and why should I care?

Invasive species are any plant, animal, insect or plant disease not native to a specific location that can cause harm to the environment, impact the diversity of native species, reduce wildlife habitat or disrupt important ecosystem functions.

USDA Confirms Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 in Geranium Plants in Greenhouse

APHIS has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (RSr3b2) in a single variety of geranium plants located in a Michigan greenhouse.

Combatting Navel Orangeworm

The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage-at rising levels-California's $6 billion pistachio and almond crops.

Poison Hemlock

Every spring we receive phone calls and emails with concerns of the presence of poison hemlock (Conium maculatum L.) in pastures, fencelines, and field edges.

APHIS Accepts Comments on Environmental Assessment for Release of a Parasitoid Wasp to Control Russian Wheat Aphid

The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has analyzed the potential environmental impacts of releasing a parasitoid wasp to biologically control the Russian wheat aphid.

Black Cutworm Moths Just Keep Coming

Black cutworm moth catches in many of our cooperator's pheromone traps continue to be quite impressive

"Murder" Hornets: Should You Panic? Probably Not. Here's Why.

Headlines all over the country have been sounding the alarm about "murder" hornets.


Ralstonia solanacerum is a bacterial pathogen that causes several diseases on a wide range of plants.

Indiana entomologists monitor for Asian giant hornet but not concerned

Entomologists at Purdue University are telling Hoosiers "not to worry" about the recently discovered Asian giant hornet.

Some Cutworms Out And About, Still Too Early For Black Cutworm

Black cutworm do not overwinter in the Midwest, which is why we monitor their arrival each spring with pheromone traps

Crocidosema aporema

About the bud borer

APHIS Modifies Conditions for Interstate Movement of Regulated Articles in Quarantined Areas for European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi)

Effective immediately, APHIS is modifying conditions for the interstate movement of regulated articles from areas quarantined for European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) as described in Federal Order DA-2019-13.

Be on the lookout for European corn borer in hops

In 2019, European corn borer did significant damage in a number of Michigan hopyards

The World's Bee Population Is Recovering During COVID-19 Lockdown

One such lucky beneficiary from the curtailing of human activity is the wild bee.

Control Of Buttercups In Indiana fields

There are several buttercup species found in Indiana. The buttercups are toxic plants and can cause poisoning in grazing animals

Bug Vacuum Captures Unidentified Flying Insects-and Valuable Data

Agricultural Research Service venture to a nearby field to set a timer on a smokestack-like device that rises 20 feet into the air and serves a single purpose: to capture winged insects such as aphids thrips and other potential soybean pests.

Huanglongbing Multiagency Coordination Group Announces Plans to Focus Funding on the Most Promising 'Shovel-Ready' Projects for Combating Citrus Greening Disease

Over the last six years, the Huanglongbing Multiagency Coordination (HLB MAC) Group, led by USDA's APHIS, has invested nearly $47 million to support critical research and development projects aimed at creating tools that could help the U.S. citrus industry fight back against HLB.

Ways Phages Can Stymie Stubborn Fruit Crop Pests

Reintroducing bacteriophages may be the solution to certain agricultural diseases.

Canton to host Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Walk

Nature Up North will host an invasive species information session this month in collaboration with the New York State Hemlock Initiative and the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management.

State adds 6 new noxious weed to list

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has added six new weeds to the state's Noxious Weed List.

Protect your citrus trees

A plant disease that kills citrus trees has been found in California and there is no cure

Keeping Spotted Lanternfly out of California

Keeping pests like this out of the state and developing control measures is of the utmost importance to California's ag economy.

Tactics for feathertop Rhodes grass management

Recent rain through New South Wales and Queensland has resulted in large weed burdens, many growers have completed their first spray using a glyphosate-based application, and are now expressing concern about how to deal with survivors.

USDA Announces 2020 Plans for Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing its plans for combatting the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio in 2020.

Citrus canker restrictions to be lifted in Darwin

Citrus canker restricted areas will be lifted in the Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas from today, 20 March 2020, as this serious plant disease is moving towards being eradicated from the Northern Territory (NT).

Lessons from Africa on how to build resilient bee colonies

Honeybees are under threat globally.

First report of Bemisia tabaci Mediterranean (biotype Q) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in the Dominican Republic

Bemisia tabaci is a large cryptic species complex of whitefly whose members are particularly invasive pests of hundreds of economically important commodities worldwide including cotton, vegetables, and ornamental crops.

Another Dengue Vaccine Nears Starting Line

The Lancet recently published research papers related to Takeda's dengue vaccine candidate TAK-003, which, if approved, would become a 2nd prevention therapy for this expanding disease.

Why wheat growers need to be extra alert for yellow rust

Wheat growers are being warned to be extra vigilant for signs of yellow rust this spring, even where varieties with seemingly good disease resistance ratings are being grown.

Ask Sam: What Are All These Ladybugs Doing In My House?

Right now, many New Hampshirites are home, giving us a unique opportunity to question the nature invading our personal spaces.

USDA Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes for the Importation of Fresh Citrus from South Africa into the United States

APHIS has prepared and is accepting comments on a commodity import evaluation document (CIED) regarding fresh citrus imports from South Africa.

ALB eNewsletter | March 30, 2020

This eNewsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date with Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication efforts

Distribution of Candidatus Liberibacter species in Eastern Africa

Thus, we aimed to identify the Liberibacter species affecting citrus, the associated vectors in Eastern Africa and their ecological distribution.

EPPO Global Database

In Africa, huanglongbing is mainly associated with the bacterium 'Candidatus Liberibacter africanus' (EPPO A1 List) principally transmitted by Trioza erytreae (EPPO A2 List).

Comparison of transmission of Papaya leaf curl China virus among 4 cryptic species of the whitefly

Comparison of transmission of Papaya leaf curl China virus among four cryptic species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex

African Basil (Ocimum gratissimum) Is a Reservoir of Divergent Begomoviruses in Uganda

Begomoviruses are plant viruses that cause major losses to many economically important crops

EPPO Global Database

Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae - EPPO A2 List) was recently recorded in Albania (Nugnes et al., 2020).

Pheno Forecasts for target pests

Pests in this issue: Asian longhorned beetle Emerald ash borer European gypsy moth Huanglongbing Oak wilt Spotted lanternfly

Urgent Steps Needed To Save Wheat Crop From Rust Attack

Wheat crop is facing the issue of yellow rust attack in various areas of Dera Ghazi Khan division and there is dire need to take urgent steps for saving crop from devastation

Cabbage butterfly got lost on its way to its warm, winter den

Our outdoors columnist was surprised to find a butterfly fluttering around inside his home - in mid-January!

Haryana: Yellow rust disease hits wheat at Ambala villages

An outbreak of yellow rust disease in wheat has been reported from Hussaini and Dhanauraa villages of Naraingarh block on the Shivalik foothills in Ambala district

Ash Dieback: trees across the nation are felled to stop the spread

The threat is so severe that it is predicted the fungus will wipe out 95 per cent of British Ash Trees, if it is left unchecked.

Second case of yellow rust reported

he second case of yellow rust in this season was reported in Yamunanagar by a Jaroda village farmer.

Treatment on Candy Cane Lake

"I had no idea if it was algae or some kind of chemical," worried Angela Baldi, a political science major.

Xylella fastidiosa killing millions of plants in Spain

Future gardening problems have been flagged up facing plants from pests and diseases, including the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, deemed at risk of infecting cherry, hebe, lavender, oak and rosemary.

Tackling kudzu in East Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Division of Forestry and the National Park Service are partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful to host an educational event spotlighting kudzu in the Sevier County area.

USDA Announces 2020 Plans for Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing its plans for combatting the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio in 2020.

841 acres of cocoa in St Mary treated for Frosty Pod Rot

Approximately 841 acres of cocoa in St Mary have been treated under the Frosty Pod Rot Management Programme.

War on Weeds: Bittersweet nightshade

Winter Weed Control: Bittersweet nightshade

Crystal Lake and Watershed Association to combat Eurasian watermilfoil

The Crystal Lake and Watershed Association is going to put in motion a plan to stop the spread of the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil in Crystal Lake.

Yellow rust on wheat in two Ambala villages

There are reports of yellow rust disease on wheat crop in a pocket of Ambala district.

Chinese Mystery Snail Makes An Appearance

The Provincial government is warning Albertans about an invasive snail that was found in December in Lake McGregor near Vulcan.

A National Project on Tomato and Potato

A national website that acts as an information portal on late blight.

Oak trees may hold antibacterial to help infected citrus trees

Wise old oak trees may hold an extract that citrus growers can use to protect their fruit trees from the deadliest citrus crop disease the world has known.

Yellow rust spotted in Yamunanagar

Another case of yellow rust disease on wheat crop has been reported from the Shivalik foothills in Yamunanagar district.

A People Problem and Plant Disease: The Economics of Pest Management in Citrus Greening

Citrus greening is one of the worst citrus diseases in the world.

Keep Seviervie Kudzu-free: Seviervie hods Town Hal to battle back invasive kudzu plant

The vine that ate the South is now eating up Sevier County after it exploded in areas impacted by the 2016 wildfires. Local leaders want to control its spread.

Six new plants, trees added to Minnesota's 'noxious weed' list

The list sets out how the weeds must be controlled to prevent spread.

New Cotton Traits on the Horizon

The future of cotton.

Watch out for the Goldspotted Oak Borer in our Local Mountains

The Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) (Agrilus auroguttatus) continues to kill native oaks in several areas of Southern California.

Heavenly Bamboo makes perfect gift for your Valentine

Nandinas make dramatic container subjects, given a generous pot to grow in and reasonable attention with watering and feeding.

Watch For These Agricultural Pests After a Warm Winter


Plaintiffs File Evidence Of Non-Compliance Regarding Oak Wilt Prevention In Kinder Morgan Case

Oak wilt has spread through and devastated large areas of Central Texas and the Hill Country over the last 40 years, leaving thousands of large, dead oaks in its wake.

More than 2,500 trees infected with ash dieback to be cut down in Carmarthenshire

MORE than 2,500 trees will have to be cut down alongside roads in Carmarthenshire because they are diseased - and the number will rise.

Cheatgrass, Wildfire and Livestock Grazing

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is rewriting its grazing regulations to allow more "flexibility" into range management.

Aquatic weeds are great ornamentals

There are many varieties available for the garden pool or ponds, or even for use in large aquariums, but certainly a species that is often considered to be wonderful, weedy, wild and wayside, is the common Water Hyacinth.

Shocking growth as giant hogweed returns early

Scots are being warned to beware robust new growth of one of the country's most troublesome invasive species - more than a month earlier than it would usually appear.

Wave Formation By Infective Larvae of the Plant Parasitic Nematode Meloidogyne Javanica

Measurements of the wave characteristics of M. javanica on different concentrations of agar suggests that the nematode increases it muscular effort to overcome increased resistance to locomotion while conserving its energy reserves for infectivity and maintaining an efficient means of orienting to exudates released by the host plant root.

Citrus greening fight goes on

Scientists in Florida are working towards a new method to help control the Asian citrus psyllid

Koppert recommends starting the biological control of Drosophila suzukii in berries

The technical department of Koppert Spain recommends berry producers to immediately start installing traps for the biological control of the Drosophila suzukii fruit fly.

Those spots indicate the disease with the menacing name may be the culprit

While it may look and sound scary, anthracnose is usually nothing to fear

The Dirt on Rootworms

For more than two decades, Joe Spencer has spent many a summer evening standing atop 30-foot-tall towers above corn fields, trying to catch adult Western corn rootworm beetles as they buzz by looking for a place to lay eggs.

Bowers Harbor Park Trees Cut, Treated for Beech Disease

If you've noticed some trees missing at Bowers Harbor Park, that's because the Peninsula Township Parks Committee approved the cutting of them due to Beech Bark Disease, a disease caused by both a sap-feeding scale insect and a fungus.

Genome of the webworm Hyphantria cunea unveils genetic adaptations supporting its rapid invasion and spread

The fall webworm Hyphantria cunea is an invasive and polyphagous defoliator pest that feeds on nearly any type of deciduous tree worldwide.

Standing tall in the evolving fight against invasive phragmites

There appears to be growing consensus that efforts to control the spread of phragmites australis, also known as the common reed, by non-chemical measures alone just doesn't work.

Kenya's hyacinth dilemma

Kamwala Beach in Homa Bay County, for example, has for the past decade been threatened by the recurring water weed.

A serious weed is loose in Santa Fe

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), also known locally as foxtail grass, is an invasive annual that's widespread in Santa Fe and across much of New Mexico.

Insects | Free Full-Text | Host Specificity of the Parasitic Wasp Anaphes flavipes (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) and a New Defence in Its Hosts (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Oulema spp.)

The parasitic wasp Anaphes flavipes (Förster, 1841) (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) is an important egg parasitoid of cereal leaf beetles.

Field Scouting Guide: Root-Knot Nematode

This month's Field Scouting Guide concentrates on Meloidogyne (root-knot nematode). Johan Desaeger, University of Florida, shares insights into how to spot and treat this pest.

EuroBlight issues report with details on the 2019 late blight monitoring results

EuroBlight is a European network of scientists and other specialists working on potato early and late blight and meet every 18 months.

Mosquito-borne viral diseases

As a result of climate change, mosquito-borne viral diseases are penetrating ever further into Europe.

Friends of Great Bear help protect hemlocks

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), is an invasive forest pest that kills hemlock trees.

Taking beech bark disease seriously

Beech bark disease (Nectina coccinea var, faginata) causes severe cankers, deformation of the tree steam and eventually tree mortality either as a direct result of the disease or in combination with other stress factors the tree may be experiencing.

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Traps help curb spotted wing Drosophila

The infestation was probably from a fairly new (to our region) fruit fly, the spotted wing Drosophila (SWD).

First Report of Melon yellow spot virus in Broad beans (Vicia faba L.) in China

Melon yellow spot orthotospovirus (MYSV), a member of the genus Orthotospovirus in the family Tospoviridae is naturally transmitted by Thrips palmi (Kato et al. 1999).

Road closures as hundreds of Ash dieback infected trees near Bickleigh felled

Devon County Council has identified 190 infected trees in the Bickleigh area that need to be removed for safety reasons

Brachylaima spp. parasitizing Cornu aspersum in France with potential risk of human consumption

The land snail Cornu aspersum aspersum Müller (syn.Helix aspersa) (Gastropoda), native to the Mediterranean coastlines of North Africa, is now widely distributed, occurring on all continents except Antarctica

How to Tackle an Invasive Species Crisis? Build a Collaborative Team

Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an invasive species native to Asia, was officially identified in the United States in 2001 from specimens collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Long-term analysis shows GM cotton no match for insects in India

Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produces its own insecticide.

Asheville to replace hemlock tree beside City Hall

A declining hemlock tree beside Asheville City Hall will be removed and replaced with a new tree.

Sequencing hornwort genomes could improve crops

Hornworts were one of the first groups of plants to colonize land. But biologists have never understood much about the genetics of these ancient plants, which have very distinct biology.

Invasive zebra mussels found in San Angelo lake

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has identified another lake, this one in West Texas, that tested positive for invasive zebra mussels.

The Way We Eat: Bees, Citizen Science, and Colony Collapse Disorder

If you've heard any news about bees recently, chances are it's not positive. Most news coverage focuses on one particular issue facing our buzzy little friends; colony collapse disorder.

Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in Mason County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Friday confirmed the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid in southern Mason County.

Northeast states receive spotted lanternfly funding

Pennsylvania, along with several other Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, are getting grant funding from USDA for spotted lanternfly education, prevention and research.

Spotted lanternfly headed westwards

In the US, the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia, has already infested southeast Pennsylvania. It is moving west.

The spread of spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly, a planthopper that has already caused significant damage to vineyards in Pennsylvania, is spreading beyond that state.

City of Norfolk to distribute free trees for emerald ash borer recovery

The City of Norfolk will be distributing 250 free trees to prepare for emerald ash borer (EAB) recovery.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Watertown

The Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle native to north-eastern Asia, has been found in the City of Watertown.

Spotted lanternfly (and the 'nasty mess' it causes) is headed our way

The spotted lanternfly, the latest invasive pest from Asia, likes vineyards, apple orchards, hops and hardwoods, including Christmas trees.

Spotted Lanternfly Impacts Crops If Not Destroyed

A new pest has officially made its way to Pennsylvania.

12 More Pa. Counties Added To Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the invasive spotted lanternfly has made its way into 12 more counties.

Department of Agriculture Adds 12 Counties to Pennsylvania's Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that twelve counties have been added to Pennsylvania's Spotted Lanternfly quarantine zone ahead of the 2020 spring hatch.

Ohioans better prepare for the spotted laternfly

A nightmare that Pennsylvania residents face every day may be coming to Ohio very soon.

Local Grape Growers Worry About Spread of Spotted Lanternfly

Farmers More Concerned About Spread of Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly quarantine zone expanded

Columbia, Luzerne and Northumberland Counties have been added to the list.

Delaware Department of Agriculture keeping a cautious eye out for spotted lanternfly

The invasive spotted lanternfly already is making an impact on western Pennsylvania this year, as 26 of the state's 67 counties now are under quarantine, which requires businesses that move products, vehicles and other items in and out of the restricted areas to obtain a permit.

Twelve counties added to spotted lanternfly quarantine zone

Prior to 2020's spring hatching season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has added 12 additional Pennsylvania counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, making a total of 26 counties under quarantine.

It's a matter of timing for codling moths

Timing is everything when it comes to codling moth.

Invasive zebra mussels found in West Texas reservoir for first time

Lake in West Texas is the latest waterway to fall victim to invasive zebra mussels.

State to Allegheny, Beaver and 10 Other Counties: Seek and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

By adding Allegheny and Beaver Counties, along with ten others in central PA, to the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine zone this month, Pennsylvania agricultural officials are trying to avoid the damage these planthoppers have inflicted in some parts of the state.

Editorial: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge here in the Cowichan Valley, as it is across Vancouver Island.

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Spreading in Bay Watershed

It may look like an intriguing insect, but the spotted lanternfly is threatening the ecosystems in parts of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

State of disaster declared due to the damage caused by the brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug infestation is a dramatic problem in northern Italy.

Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement

Hornworts, liverworts and mosses were among the first plants to colonize land, but how the three groups were related had previously not been clear.

New pathotypes add complexity to wheat's RL ratings

Recent changes to wheat rust disease resistance ratings might be associated with new pathotypes that have unique patterns of infection

The first oak processionary caterpillars are almost ready to hatch

You probably remember the nightmare that the oak processionary caterpillars caused last year. Well, the first ones of this year are almost ready to hatch with an expected DOB of around April 6.

Zebra mussels discovered for first time in a West Texas reservoir

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo to the statewide list of lakes designated as positive for invasive zebra mussels after multiple specimens were found in the lake in 2019.

Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), genome: putative underpinnings of polyphagy, insecticide resistance potential and biology of a top worldwide pest

Halyomorpha halys (Stål), the brown marmorated stink bug, is a highly invasive insect species due in part to its exceptionally high levels of polyphagy.

WMO warns widespread transmission of dengue due to climate change

The WMO report on state of global climate 2019 said that the global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades, and about half of the world population is now at risk of infection.

Pruning in early spring can protect oak trees

Oak wilt, a fatal disease spread by a fungus, has been found in a few sites in the eastern third of Kansas over the last decade.

Mild winter could mean early return of spotted lanternflies

The mild winter and early spring-like temperatures could mean an early appearance of the spotted lanternfly in the region.

Perry, Juniata added to lanternfly quarantine

The state has added Perry and Juniata counties, as well as 10 others, to the quarantine zone for the spotted lanternfly

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Laredo, Webb County, Texas

APHIS confirmed five female Mexflies between December 31, 2019, and February 27, 2020, within a three-mile radius during the period of one lifecycle in Laredo, Texas.

Quagga inspection time around lake

Invasive mussel has never been cleared from a contaminated lake

Southern Colorado Forests Show Signs of Bouncing Back From Bark Beetles

Colorado's forests have taken a huge hit, but the next generation of trees is going to help recovery.

Dutch elm disease hits Pukekohe elms

Four trees hit by Dutch elm disease in the Pukekohe Park Raceway are to be removed.

Vanuatu confirms invasive coconut rhino beetle spread

Officials in Vanuatu have confirmed the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle has spread to areas outside of north Efate.

USDA monitors Asian longhorned beetle in Auburn, Millbury

The recent discovery of a tree infested with Asian longhorned beetles at Pakachoag Golf Course is not likely a bellwether for a new infestation south of Worcester.

Climate helps battle against Colorado potato beetle

The inland Pacific Northwest climate may be a farmer's best friend in the battle against Colorado potato beetles.

Tree discovered infested with Asian longhorned beetles in Massachusetts

The battle to eradicate Asian longhorned beetles continues over a decade after the species was first discovered in the Worcester area.

After infested tree found in Auburn, search for Asian longhorned beetles continues

Another infected tree has been discovered in the area that was infested with Asian longhorned beetles, according to the U.S. Department of agriculture.

Cold snap fatal to spruce beetles will 'knock back' infestation, say experts

Bark beetle experts say a recent cold snap has likely killed some spruce beetle infestations in northern B.C.

Cold snap likely knocked down some mountain pine beetles in central Alberta but not all

It was cold during last week's deep freeze in central Alberta, but not cold enough to take the mountain pine beetle out completely.

Cold snap killed 95% of mountain pine beetles in some areas of Alberta, says biologist

Many in Alberta's human population were struggling to find upsides to the cold snap that blanketed the province this time last week, with conditions at times that made it feel close to -40 C with the wind chill.

EALA now takes issue with Kenya's idle water hyacinth harvester worth Sh81 million

Kenya puts entire East Africa Community in a tight spot with a $810,000 idle water hyacinth harvester that now risks drying up donor funds

APHIS Expands the European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi) Quarantine to include all of Orleans County, New York

Effective January 8, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of Orleans County, New York.

Get to know the 6 stages of Black Sigatoka Disease

poster highlights the 6 stages of Black Sigatoka Disease and what actions you can take to control the spread of the disease in your banana and plantain fields.

Australian spotlight on Tomato spotted wilt virus

Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) causes a range of symptoms, depending on the age of plants, weather conditions and nutritional status.

Water Hyacinth Invasion A Worry For Nausori, Nasinu Residents

Resident in Nausori and Nasinu, living along streams and rivers, are concerned that the rapid growth of water hyacinth is a contributing factor to flooding.

Nothing to show for billions sunk in hyacinth war

The fight against the water hyacinth on Lake Victoria has now been turned into a cash cow, minting billions of shillings for various actors as the lake chokes to death.

Water hyacinth - don't buy, sell or give it away

Water hyacinth is very harmful in aquatic environments.

Illinois officials to detail battle plan against gypsy moth

Illinois officials' plan to combat infestations of the gypsy moth will be the focus of several upcoming meetings in the northern part of the state.

Noxious weed Salvinia molesta

An introduced exotic, aquatic floating fern called giant salvinia, Salvinia molesta, was recently identified for the first time (vouchered) in Marion County within Rainbow Springs State Park.

Homeowner frustrated by Pelham's approach to gypsy moth infestation: 'What I would like to see is that they get it right ...

Frank Feeley has been battling with gypsy moths in his own backyard for the better part of three decades.

No resistance to aerial gypsy moth spraying at Lake Cowichan

Sharon Combs has concerns about the proliferation of the invasive species gypsy moth in the centre of Lake Cowichan.

Surveying for gypsy moth eggs in the city

BioForest Technologies is conducting a gypsy moth egg mass survey from Monday to Friday.

Kempsey Shire Council receives funding for weed war

Kempsey Shire Council will receive more than $200,000 to continue its control efforts of the highly invasive weed, Tropical Soda Apple thanks to a grant from the NSW Government.

Saving the banana: New black Sigatoka resistant variety developed

A new variety of banana that is resistant to black Sigatoka and can be produced using organic and agro-ecological production methods is set to become commercially available;e in France.

The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of Putian Loquat longicorn (Anoplophora chinensis)

The complete mitochondrial genome of Putian Loquat longicorn (Anoplophora chinensis) was determined in this study.

The Bacterial Microbiome of Meloidogyne-Based Disease Complex in Coffee and Tomato

The Meloidogyne-based disease complexes (MDCs) are caused by the interaction of different root-knot nematode species and phytopathogenic fungi

Awareness Starts Against Attack Of Pink Bollworm On Cotton

The agriculture department started to create awareness among farmers about an attack of attack of Gulabi Sundi (pink bollworm) on cotton crops

How to identify and control common chickweed

A widespread and successful weed thanks to its adaptability to a variety of environmental conditions, common chickweed is fairly competitive and can form dense patches that will crowd out customers' turfgrass.

Gardening in Florida: Do you know a service that removes the Brazilian pepper trees?

First steps start with confirming the plants may be removed. This involves verifying the ownership of the land where the Brazilian peppers are growing and the rules for the specific location.

Panama disease confirmed on Tully banana farm

PANAMA disease has been confirmed on a Tully Valley commercial banana farm, making it the fourth property impacted since the disease was first detected in Queensland in 2015.

What does 2020 hold for biological control of soybean aphid?

The soybean aphid's most dedicated natural enemy is an Asian parasitic wasp (or parasitoid) called Aphelinus certus

RDA taps Texas water management firm to combat giant salvinia in Lake Columbia

With a need for urgent action, the Columbia County Rural Development Authority this week approved a proposed contract with Lochow Ranch Pond and Lake Management Services of Bryan, Texas, to spray the areas of Lake Columbia where the invasive plant species giant salvinia has taken over.

Livestock producers should watch for poison hemlock

While poison hemlock isn't always prominent, it can cause big issues in drought-stressed pastures, and Purdue Extension specialists are encouraging livestock producers to be on the lookout for the toxic plant.

Fighting Panama TR4 with aerial enforcement

Biosecurity Queensland is policing compliance for banana plantations affected by the Panama TR4 soil-borne fungus with UAVs.