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

Items of Interest:

Mississippi Bug Blues
Mississippi State University.
Mississippi Bug Blues is a project that seeks to educate the people of Mississippi about invasive species of insects that pose a threat to our state, its people, and its resources. The main responsibility of this campaign is to educate. Some species, such as the Emerald Ash Borer, have not been found in Mississippi yet, but are a threat because it has been found in several neighboring states. For other species, like the Red Imported Fire Ant, it is too late to prevent them from finding a way into Mississippi, but informing the public about how to avoid such species and control their population are also important.

Emerald Ash Borer Updates (Nov 2016; PDF | 691 KB)
Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Mississippi's ash trees are living on borrowed time. Every day the emerald ash borer is not detected in Mississippi is a minor victory. Infestations in surrounding Tennessee (detected 2010 near Nashville), Arkansas (detected in 2014 near Hot Springs) and north-central Louisiana (2015) continue to expand, despite quarantines in those areas. Most frighteningly, EAB was confirmed in Calhoun County, Alabama in October 2016. EAB now has Mississippi surrounded, and it is likely only a matter of time before it finds its way here. To prevent the spread of this and other non-native beetles, do not move firewood. Firewood is a vehicle for movement of tree-killing forest pests including EAB and Asian longhorned beetle. See Forest Health Articles for more pest alerts.

Insect Identification Service
Mississippi State University. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
The primary goal of this service is to provide Mississippi citizens with identification and management recommendations for insect pests that affect their homes, their gardens, or the crops they are trying to produce. The lab also works closely with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and observant Mississippi citizens to help facilitate early detection of new invasive insect pests that appear in the state.

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Plants by State and County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Species Status Report by State
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Includes invasive species by category for insects, diseases, plants, and animals.
See also: Invasive Species Status Report by Congressional District

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

Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Provides State pest detection contacts, recent state exotic pest news, links to state pest resources, and a list of state CAPS survey targets.

PLANTS Database - State Noxious Weed Lists
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
States which designated certain plants as legally noxious.
See also: Federal Noxious Weed List and Composite list (summary of noxious status for all listed plants in the U.S.)

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State Government

Bureau of Plant Industry - Plant Pest Programs
Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

Forest Health
Mississippi Forestry Commission.

Academic

Invasive Species Program
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.

Wild Pig Info
Mississippi State University. Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts.

Insects
Mississippi State University. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Weed Control for Crops
Mississippi State University. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Professional

Gulf & South Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Note: Applicable for the following States: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

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Last Modified: Mar 15, 2017
 
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