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2010-12-06 10:26:56

By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, University of Central Florida Foreign pests are eating their way through our national forests, destroying majestic scenery and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. If enforcement efforts to prevent their importation aren't stepped up, irreplaceable resources will be lost forever and taxpayers can expect to fork over billions of dollars more by 2019, according to a comprehensive study published today in BioScience. Researchers at the University of California at...

2010-11-04 09:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding reminded Pennsylvanians--particularly those that heat their homes using wood--that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine remains in effect in 43 counties. The quarantine is designed to restrict the movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood and wood chips. "Consumers who use wood to heat their homes and businesses are urged to burn local firewood only and heed the restrictions on moving...

2010-09-21 09:00:00

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of these pests for which native plants have no evolved resistance ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent discoveries of the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle, Thousand Cankers Disease, emerald ash borer, light brown apple moth, sweet orange scab, and citrus greening disease should put all gardeners and homeowners on alert this fall for these and other invasive pests. If undetected, they can wreak havoc on yards...

2010-09-13 10:47:00

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike many insects who damage trees primarily in spring and summer, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle larva wreaks its worst havoc on ash trees through late summer and into the fall months. Traditional guidance says not to treat for this pest in the fall when using other treatment technologies. However, studies have proven that fall is an excellent time to control these destructive pests with Arborjet's trunk injection treatment method. Since it was...

2010-08-10 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-three counties are now under a quarantine that is intended to prevent the spread of the invasive, tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while reminding travelers not to haul firewood between counties. Redding also said that the pest has been found in two additional counties. Beetles were found in Cumberland County at the Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 226 near Carlisle, and in Union...

2010-08-09 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's ongoing efforts to control destructive forest pests and invasive vegetation in state forests and parks received an infusion of needed funds - and a strong vote of confidence -- through the recent approval of more than $350,000 in federal grants, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. Five USDA Forest Service grants totaling $353,500 are earmarked for DCNR's bureaus of forestry and state parks...

2010-07-01 14:02:00

Suspected Case in Union County Awaiting Confirmation HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer beetles in Centre, Fulton and Somerset counties, the invasive tree-killing pest has now been found in 15 Pennsylvania counties, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. Emerald Ash Borer poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania's nation-leading hardwoods industry, which contributes nearly $25 billion to the economy, Redding said....

2010-05-26 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- May 23 to 29, 2010, has been designated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Beetle Awareness Week and the public is being asked not to move firewood. See video from USDA at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/USDA_37395 Federal and State agencies are waging war against the EAB, a small but destructive beetle that already has killed tens of millions of ash trees since being detected in 2002. Typically EAB does not travel far on its own, but it can live in cut wood and...

2010-05-24 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can play an active role in safeguarding the state's hardwoods industry from a potentially devastating invasive pest, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today as he stood among towering ash trees on Harrisburg's City Island. "Governor Rendell proclaimed this week as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week to remind Pennsylvanians of the serious threat this invasive beetle poses to our state's nation-leading hardwoods...

2010-05-18 10:36:00

Campers Again Urged Not to Haul Firewood from Place to Place HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Graceville, Bedford, County, bringing to 12 the number of Pennsylvania counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. In response to this latest discovery, Redding said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Bedford County. He reminded...