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Archive for May, 2010

Invasive Plants: The Green Thugs in your Neighborhood

Are invasive plants plaguing your neighborhood? Head to Shelburne, MA this Saturday, May 22 to the Highlands’ Least-Wanted Invasive Plants Forum to learn why invasive plants are harmful to our wildlife and landscape and what can you do about them, and then attend a hands-on field session where you will learn to identify and remove […]

Mass. to Survey for European Grapevine Moth

Back in the fall of 2009, California wine producers were alarmed to discover that a new pest had invaded their vineyards: the European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana or “EGVM”). This is the first known occurrence of this pest in the USA. The EGVM is a serious agricultural threat to producers of grapes (Vitis vinifera) and […]