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It’s Spring! Get A Jump On Invasive Insects With These USDA Updates

Today's the first day of Spring and along with greening turfgrass, singing birds, and blooming daffodils, are the far less welcome signs of warming temperatures—the return of hungry invasive insects.
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Update: ALB Currently Found In Four States

Asian longhorned beetle had invaded four states. Compliance training is required for landscapers in areas affected by the tree-killing ALB.
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Progress On Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication In Ohio

This past November, the USDA Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Eradication Program in Ohio celebrated another victory—the ALB quarantine is...
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Scaling Back Tree Scale

Improve control with identification, timing, and pesticide selection. Although visible only as small bumps on leaves, twigs, and branches, scale insects are one of the...

Finding Emerald Ash Borer: Watching Woodpeckers & Early ID

  Robert Haight, a Forest Service researcher in St. Paul, Minnesota, has proposed a more strategic approach to saving ash trees: identifying beetle-infested trees before...
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AzaSol® Now Available In New One Pound Size

Arborjet | Ecologel announces AzaSol, a bio-insecticide and insect growth regulator, is now available in a new one pound container. The new size is...
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Spotted Lanternfly: Identify & Scrape Egg Masses Now

Since Spotted Lanternfly eggs are laid in the Fall and overwinter, now is the last chance to identify and destroy egg masses before the nymphs hatch.
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Three Tree & Shrub Pests To Watch

Last December, a CNN article declared 2020 as the year of scary bugs. But 2021 has perhaps been worse with the return of the...
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Tree Services: Taking Tree Care To New Heights

Editor's Letter It finally happened this summer. Standing on my porch, a flicker caught my eye and there it was—a spotted lanternfly (SLF). I had...
ALB

Native Wasp May Help ALB Eradication Efforts

As Turf recently reported, August is “Tree Check Month” for Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) since adult activity peaks this month for the invasive wood-boring...
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August Declared “Tree Check Month” For Asian Longhorned Beetle

August is the most critical time of year to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as adult activity peaks. As a result, the U.S....
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Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALB) Spreads To South Carolina

Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALB), an invasive wood-boring beetle that attacks 12 types of hardwood trees in North America, was found for the first time...
Buddleia Violet

Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

Arbor Day: Canopy Report Reveals America’s Favorite Tree & More

On this Arbor Day 2024, did you know that If trees could talk, Americans would want them to sound like Morgan Freeman? This and more serious statistics can be found in the "The Canopy Report," a new consumer report on how America sees trees by The Arbor Day Foundation.

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