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Invasive Species Resources

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
University of Minnesota. Forest Resources Extension.
In 2008, the University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Plant Protection Division, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry combined efforts and rolled out the Emerald Ash Borer First Detector Program, part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network. Here in Minnesota, we chose to focus on and provide in-depth training for a specific pest, the emerald ash borer, to increase our chances of finding the targeted pest. Since 2008, the training has expanded to include several other pests of national concern.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

University of Minnesota. Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center.
To determine which pests posed immediate threats, MITPPC undertook an expansive evaluation process. It convened 15 expert panelists, who ultimately identified 124 significant invasive species threatening our state. This panel also identified 17 criteria that could be used to rate species in an objective, computerized ranking system. Criteria included factors like environmental and economic impact, ability to establish and spread and proximity to the state. Rankings are updated regularly, no later than every other year or as new threats emerge on a more urgent basis. The full whitepaper, "Minnesota's Top 124 Terrestrial Invasive Plants and Pests: Priorities for Research (PDF | 1.4 MB)," outlines all prioritization methods and results
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Arkansas Forage Management Guides for more factsheets

University of Minnesota. Extension.

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
See also: Invasive Plants for more resources
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
See also: Invasive Plants for more resources
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension; New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension; New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) was found in Worcester, MA in August 2008 and in Boston in July 2010. This insect pest poses a serious risk to trees and forests. ALB has not yet been found in New Hampshire. Help us by looking at the debris from your swimming pools. Whenever you clean your pool, look at the debris you collect in your filter and skimmers. Use this fact sheet (PDF | 1.22 MB) to compare collected insects to common insects. Upload pictures of any insect you think is a longhorned beetle.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.