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2014-03-21 16:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the No. 1 enemy of Pennsylvania hemlocks, but the reprieve could be short-lived, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said today. "The hemlock woolly adelgid has been dealt a deadly blow, ongoing forest research is showing us, but enough of the invasive insects...

2013-12-02 23:22:06

WVDA Treats Hemlocks Threatened by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid CHARLESTON, W. Va. (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 A cooperative project between the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, is helping to preserve one of the last virgin Hemlock forests in the United States. WVDA completed the first year of a cooperative agreement to treat Cathedral State Park for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a non-native pest that damages and kills...

2010-11-10 16:34:14

New hemlock hybrids that are tolerant to the invasive insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid have been created by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Geneticist Richard Olsen and horticulturist Sue Bentz of USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) teamed up with Forest Service entomologist Mike Montgomery to breed and select these tolerant hybrids. Olsen and Bentz work in the U.S. National Arboretum's Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit in Beltsville, Md. The arboretum is...

2009-07-01 08:15:00

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenPlus was created by HWA in 2008 as an option Realtors and homeowners can add to a home warranty. It provides replacement of covered items with ENERGY STAR qualified products. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090224/CG74225LOGO) "We're so excited GreenPlus has been positively received over the past year. At this point, selling thousands of these options has surpassed our expectations," says Marc Roth, CEO and President of HWA....

2007-03-17 01:00:00

By GREG BLUESTEIN ATHENS, Ga. - Like a bloodsucking mosquito, the hemlock woolly adelgid plunges its needle-like mouth deep into the branches of hemlock trees and slowly sucks out the nutrients. The pest's telltale sign is the touch of frost-like wool it produces near tree needles, but the real signal of its wrath comes when the evergreen trees die about a decade later. Since the adelgid migrated from Asia to Virginia in the 1950s, it's at once fascinated and frustrated forest researchers...

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