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In the News

Oct 2012

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

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Firewood

Nearly 50% of Retail Firewood Infested With Insects, Study Finds (Oct 8, 2012)
ScienceDaily; Entomological Society of America.
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Untreated firewood can harbor pathogens and destructive insects such as the emerald ash borer, the Asian longhorned beetle, bark beetles and others, and transport them to uninfested areas.

Laurel Wilt - Invasive.org

ARS Scientists Devising New Ways to Protect Avocados (Oct 3, 2012)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
USDA scientists are coming up with new strategies to combat a beetle threatening the nation's avocado trees. ARS Entomologists are searching for lures that could help trap and control the redbay ambrosia beetle, a serious pest of avocados that spreads laurel wilt disease.

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