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Spotlights

  • University of Missouri. Integrated Pest Management.
    View current pest alerts for your region, or sign up to receive email alerts. Pest Monitoring Alerts are sent by e-mail to subscribers when pest captures reach significant numbers.
  • University of Missouri Extension.
    Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an exotic, invasive, wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees, both in forests and landscape plantings. With EAB now in several areas of the Show-Me State - and its ability to hitchhike on firewood - the probability of it spreading to noninfected areas in the state is high.
  • University of Missouri. Extension.
    Although not yet detected here, thousand cankers disease (TCD) is a potentially fatal disease of black walnut, caused by the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis) and an associated fungus (Geosmithia morbida). TCD could easily spread to Missouri from the several eastern and western states where TCD is already present. You can help minimize the chances of spreading TCD by following these steps:

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this locaton, organized by source. To view all related content for this location, click on "View all resources for location" in the top left of this page.

Council or Task Force

Missouri Invasive Forest Pest Council.

State and Local Government

Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Missouri Department of Conservation.
Missouri Department of Conservation.

Academic

University of Missouri-Columbia.
University of Missouri. Division of Plant Sciences.

Professional

Missouri Prairie Foundation.
Missouri Botanical Garden.
Explore why invasive plants are a concern in the St. Louis region and learn what you can do to help address them.