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2011-07-08 11:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emerald Ash Borer, which causes damage to Pennsylvania's $25 billion hardwoods industry, has been discovered in Huntingdon and Wyoming counties. With these new finds, 21 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest. The public is urged not to transport firewood more than 50 miles from where it was purchased in order to help slow the beetle's spread. "With summer camping trips and bonfires underway, we...

2011-06-02 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station has awarded DTE Energy a $700,000 grant to remove dead and dying ash trees located near power lines, which will help residents in six counties across Southeast Michigan deal with the emerald ash borer. The project is expected to help reduce power outages for customers in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of...

2011-04-28 12:05:00

The general public is on the front lines of detection of tree-killing insects and diseases ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that spring has arrived, and summer is quickly approaching, The Nature Conservancy, along with nursery industry partners and scientists, encourages people to take the time to learn more about tree-killing invasive insects and diseases as they spend more time outdoors. Everyday citizens can help detect forest pests and prevent their spread...

2011-04-26 15:16:21

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are playing a key role in efforts to contain the emerald ash borer's destructive march through the nation's forests. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are testing a fungal pathogen that could be used as a biocontrol, along with the release of non-stinging wasps that are the beetle's natural enemies. Wasps have been released in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, and releases are planned in...

2011-04-11 09:08:00

WOBURN, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many states now have a new tool in their pest management arsenal; today Arborjet (http://www.arborjet.com) announced that TREE-age® insecticide received expanded label approval from the EPA to control several invasive species such as Western Pine Beetle, Mountain Pine Beetle and other associated Engraver Beetles. For a full list of insect species covered and states where TREE-age is registered, please visit:...

2011-02-18 13:30:00

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry will Benefit from Changes HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the state Emerald Ash Borer quarantine restricting the in-state movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted April 15. However, a federal quarantine remains in effect. The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees and poses a threat to the state's $25...

2011-02-18 11:14:00

Non-native insects and diseases can spread by traveling on wood packaging and other untreated wood ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collaboration of diverse interests aimed at addressing the threat of non-native insects and diseases is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to subject wood packaging material from Canada to the same requirements other countries must follow for this material before it can enter the country. Currently, the...

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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...


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