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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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New Plant Pest Confirmed in Delaware (Jul 5, 2013)
Delaware Department of Agriculture.
A new nuisance plant pest that can consume certain row and vegetable crops - including lima beans and soybeans - has been confirmed in Delaware. The kudzu bug was recently found on pole lima beans on a Sussex County farm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reported. Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said growers should be on the alert and report any suspected infestations, while noting there are pesticides that can be used to protect crops.

Two Noxious Weeds Targeted by Department of Agriculture (Aug 28, 2012)
Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Two weeds that have been gradually spreading into Delaware fields and threatening farm crops are now being targeted by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The weeds - Palmer amaranth and Texas panicum - have officially been placed on the state's noxious weed list, which allows officials to begin educating landowners about the best ways to control them.

New Signage Alerts Anglers to Look Out for Invasive Snakeheads in Delaware Waterways (Apr 29, 2012)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
New signs have been posted at several popular fishing locations in Sussex and New Castle counties to alert anglers to the possible presence of northern snakeheads, and asking them to remove and kill these highly invasive fish if caught. Snakeheads have been found the Nanticoke River and its major tributaries in Sussex County, and one popular New Castle County fishing pond to date.

White-nose Syndrome Detected in Delaware Bats (Mar 29, 2012)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Visitors to Fort Delaware State Park are drawn by the history of the famed Civil War fort and prison for Confederate soldiers. But few are aware of Fort Delaware's rarely-seen bat population. However, when the park opens for the 2012 season, visitors will learn about these long-time Fort residents due to DNREC biologists' recent detection of white-nose syndrome (WNS), an illness that has befallen millions of bats in eastern North America.

Plants for a Livable Delaware (PDF | 5 MB)
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
Plants for a Livable Delaware is a campaign to identify and promote superior plants that thrive without becoming invasive.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database - Species Lists By State
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Provides fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

State Noxious Weed List - Delaware
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Delaware / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Delaware
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Plant Industries and Delaware Noxious Weed Program
Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern

Forest Health Monitoring (Diseases and Pests)
Delaware Department of Agriculture. Forest Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Monitoring; Publications

West Nile Virus
Delaware Health and Social Services. Public Health. Epidemiology Branch.
Species of Concern; Management

Delaware Invasive Species Council
Delaware Invasive Species Council.
Species of Concern; Monitoring

Delaware Landowner Incentive Program: Invasive Species Control and Delaware Phragmites Control Cost-Share Program
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife. Delaware Private Lands Assistance Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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Biological Control of Invasive Plants Research
University of Delaware. College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Integrated Pest Management
University of Delaware. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

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