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Pests Category

  • Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut

    Black walnut is ecologically and economically important to Missouri, and thousand cankers disease (TCD) represents a serious threat to this resource. TCD occurs when the walnut twig beetle (WTB), Pityophthorus juglandis, attacks walnut trees, spreading...

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  • Emerald Ash Borer News

    FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION FOREST HEALTH PROGRAM December 2014 Newsletter The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is a non-native forest pest causing widespread mortality of ash trees in North America. By the end...

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  • UNINVITED VISITORS IN YOUR HOME

    THIS RECENT RUN OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES HAS SEEN QUITE A BIT OF INSECT ACTIVITY AROUND HOMES. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF “CRITTERS” IN THE BLACKLIGHT TRAP THAT I CONTINUE TO RUN IN MY BACKYARD, AS WELL AS OTHER “NIGHT FLIERS” THAT CONGREGATE...

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  • Should I Treat My Ash Trees for the Emerald Ash Borer?

    If you live in a county where the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected, insecticide treatments are a viable option to protect ash trees. But fall is not the best time. Insecticide treatments are most effective against EAB when applied in the spring. But...

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  • Zucchinis: Not That Easy to Grow Anymore

      I like this article from K-State.  I know I have had issues growing zucchini and squash. By Dennis L. Patton, M.S., County Horticulture Agent, K-State Research and Extension/Johnson County As gardeners I am sure that somewhere along the way we...

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  • KS Insect Newsletter

    Chinch Bugs and Iris Woes - Iris Borers, Flurry-of-Wings - Hackberry Caterpillar Butterflies Read the latest Insect Newsletter HERE

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  • Kansas Insect Newsletter

    In last weeks Kansas Insect Newsletter...European Pine Sawfly, Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Alfalfa Weevil Update, Wheat Aphids - Chinch Bugs, Brownheaded Ash Sawfly Read HERE

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  • Kansas Insect April Newsletter

    Read about a lot of pests in this issue....Cold Weather and Insects, Alfalfa Weevil Update, Just a Tad Late----Eastern Tent Caterpillar (ETC) and European Pine Sawfly (EPS), But on Schedule---Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (NPTM), Ash Tree Dilemma Newsletter

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  • Emerald Ash Borer Management

    If you live in a county where the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected, and you have ash trees that you plan to treat with a systemic insecticide, now is the time to apply it. Consult the map of EAB positive counties. Use of insecticides for EAB...

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  • Statewide Quarantine Changes for Ash Wood Products

     (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Director of Agriculture, upon the recommendation of the State Entomologist, announced today that the state quarantine regulating the movement of ash wood products has been expanded to include all 114 counties and the City...

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