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Archive for March, 2012

Help Wanted: Become A “Pest-ucator”!

Since the discovery of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis or “ALB”) in Worcester, MA back in 2008, the state has been spreading the word about this wood-boring pest and what the public can do to stop its spread. While there are just a few of us tasked with the job, there are many more […]

Winter Moth Caterpillars Are Coming

Will the warmer-than-usual temperatures this past winter have a positive or negative impact on populations of invasive winter moth (Operophtera brumata)? Bob Childs from UMass Extension looks at the data and makes predictions in The Warm Winter of 2012 and What to Expect From Winter Moth in Massachusetts. (Photo by Bob Childs)