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Wednesday, June 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
InsectXaminer Episode 3: Euonymus Caterpillar (Yponomeuta cagnagella) »
The euonymus caterpillar was first reported in North America in 1967 in Ontario. This non-native insect is from Europe and...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
InsectXaminer Episode 1: Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) »
Gypsy moth has been in Massachusetts since the 1860's. This invasive insect from Europe often goes unnoticed, thanks to po...
Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Agricultural Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly »
Discovery of Single Adult Insect Highlights Importance of Vigilant Reporting of this Pest BOSTON – The Massachuse...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AmericanHort Welcomes Farm Bill Pest and Disease Funding »
Columbus, OH – AmericanHort enthusiastically welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue’s announcement earlier today that...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Latest Neonic Research »
A newly published research article compared the uptake and dissipation of two neonicotinoid residues in nectar and foliage...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Labeling of Glyphosate in California Under Debate »
The controversy over California’s “cancer-causing” label requirement for glyphosate is intensifying. Attorneys gener...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ambrosia Beetles in the News »
Concern about ambrosia beetles continues to grow among nursery producers as new reports surface of their destructiveness....
Friday, December 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests »
PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands to include all of Delaware »
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding all of Delaware to the list of reg...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
New England Greenhouse January Update »
Greenhouses are gearing up and pansy plugs and other crops are arriving. Here is a recent message posted about how to prev...
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Statement in Response to Lowe’s Position on Neonicotinoids »
Statement provided by: AmericanHort , Society of American Florists ,  Horticultural Research Institute , Ameri...
Thursday, March 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Available for Comment: Amendment to Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas »
APHIS has amended the gypsy moth regulations by adding areas in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to the l...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
ALERT: Statewide quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer goes into effect 11/17/2014 »
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced late last week that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area wi...
Thursday, October 23, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Potential new host for emerald ash borer studied and confirmed »
On October 14, 2014, the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the Smithsonian confirmed the partial adult and la...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thousands of People Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar »
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bugs hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeaste...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pest Managers on Green Roofs: Think Before You Jump »
The vertical height of a building doesn’t pose much of a problem for pests. They find their way onto the roof just fine, n...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Save the Trees – Spot their Enemies »
August is Tree Check Month, so be on the lookout for invasive forest pests in your parks, schools, urban forests, and wher...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Important are Insecticides to Our Industry? »
With the recent public attention on the horticultural industry’s use of insecticides, especially neonicotinoids, we are of...
Friday, August 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Officials Confirm Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Suffolk County »
BOSTON –Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural...