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Spotlights

  • Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
    In May 2010 the last boll weevil was trapped in the state and in March 2012 the boll weevil was declared eradicated from the state of Louisiana. The Eradication Program is now at a maintenance level, funded through grower maintenance inspection fees. Traps are placed and monitored according to an approved trapping protocol. Cotton producers have seen increases in yields along with a reduction in the cost of insect control.
  • Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
    The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, was confirmed in Webster Parish in February 2015, making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the presence of this beetle. In 2014, the LDAF started a "Don’t Move Firewood" campaign which is geared toward educating people about the risks of transporting pests to other locations where some can do harm. It is best to purchase firewood not more than 10 miles from where it will be burned.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Partnership

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.
Tulane and Xavier Universities. Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Academic

Louisiana State University. AgCenter.

Professional

Caddo Lake Institute. Great Raft Invasives Program.