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Archive for December, 2017

Where are the ALB now?

With the cold now upon us, adult Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) have since died off, but their life cycle continues unseen.  At this point, the larvae have long since hatched and burrowed into any tree that their eggs were laid on, and that is where the real damage from this invasive insect is occurring. From […]

2017 Exotic Plant Pest and Pathogen Survey Results

As part of the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program in 2017, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources staff designed and implemented a number of surveys to detect exotic insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds considered threats to agriculture and natural resources in our state. Here are the results: 1. Nursery inspectors performed inspections at 37 Massachusetts nurseries […]