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Manténgase alerta para plagas invasivas forestales

por Stacy Kilb El Departamento de recursos agrícolas de Massachusetts les solicita a todos a chequear los árboles para los indicios de plagas invasivas forestales. Insectos que matan a los árboles, tales como el Escarabajo asiático de antenas largas y (ALB por su sigla en inglés) el Barrenador esmeralda del fresno (EAB por su sigla…

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Deer Proliferation Disrupts a Forest’s Natural Growth

This article first appeared in the Cornell Chronicle, March 10, 2014. It is reprinted with permission. by Blaine Friedlander By literally looking below the surface and digging up the dirt, Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest’s natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil…

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Utilizing Biological Pest Management

A Sustainable Step toward SITES Compliance at North Creek Nurseries by Nicole Blevins and Tim McGinty At North Creek Nurseries, we strive to grow our plants safely and sustainably. Protecting people and the environment has been our priority for the past 25 years. The use of pesticides has always been a sensitive subject for us….

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Biological Control of Invasive Pests – An Overview

by Maria Bartlett Richard Casagrande, Professor of Entomology at the University of Rhode Island lectured on August 2, 2012 at Massachusetts Horticulture Society on “Biological Control of Invasives.” He covered the efforts underway by scientists in the Northeast to use biological methods to control invasive plants and insects so that chemical pesticides and herbicides do…

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Reducing Tick-Borne Diseases in New England Using Integrated Pest Management

by Candace Brassard Public awareness of ticks and the pathogens they may carry has increased in the past 10 years. This article provides information specific to New England on tick species, their biology, and the pathogens they carry. Recommended integrated pest management (IPM) tactics are discussed including landscaping practices, the selection of plants to deter…

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Outsmart Invasives

by Julia Sullivan Anyone with a smartphone can help control invasive species in Massachusetts at the touch of a finger. Learn how by joining the Outsmart Invasive Species Project, a collaborative project among individuals from UMass, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Nature Conservancy. The Project focuses on using…

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Save the Trees – Stop their Enemies

Updates on ALB and Emerald Ash Borer by Stacy Kilb Eradicating ALB: The Threat of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Thirty thousand of something is a difficult number to imagine. It’s even more staggering to envision 30,000 trees disappearing, but that is how many hardwood trees have been lost so far to the Asian Longhorned Beetle…

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Where Did All the Ticks Come From?

The following article is reprinted with the author’s permission from the UMass Amherst Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program website. by Craig Hollingsworth We are seeing a lot of ticks this spring. They didn’t just hatch: these are adults that have overwintered. Those females that survived the winter did not find hosts and are waiting…

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