California: Nutria Eradication Bill Passes House with Unanimous Support Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
After pushing for months, Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bipartisan bill to fight the invasion of giant South American swamp rats passed the House of Representatives today with unanimous support. The […]

Georgia: UGA In The Fight Against Invasive Pests Dec 27, 2019

🕔Dec 27, 2019
Earlier this year, Chuck Bargeron learned how to catch a Burmese python. The co-director of the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health was at a conference […]

Weed Management Requires Community Collaboration Apr 9, 2019

🕔Apr 9, 2019
Weed species continue to spread and management costs continue to mount, in spite of best management practices and efforts by research and extension personnel who promote them to land managers. […]

Minnesota: Palmer Pigweed Continues to Spread – What You Should Know Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019
Palmer amaranth in Minnesota started with just one pathway of spread – a single company selling contaminated native seed mix for conservation plantings. Nearly two years later, Palmer continues to […]

Texas: Invasive Species Workshop, Sonora, April 17 Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Sutton and Crockett counties will present a Texas Invasive Species Workshop on April 17 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett […]

Louisiana Rice: Invasive Snails Complicate Crawfish Harvest, Possible Threat to Rice Feb 13, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018
An invasive species of snail has forced a farmer in Acadia Parish to shut down his crawfish harvest on a 220-acre field. The pest, called the apple snail, clogs crawfish […]

Drone Prototype Successfully Used for Prescribed Burns Jul 25, 2016

🕔Jul 25, 2016
Ranchers who use prescribed burns to control invasive plant species on their pastures could soon receive some help from above. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a prototype […]

Controlled Burns Increase Invasive Grass in Hardwood Forests Jul 22, 2015

🕔Jul 22, 2015
Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent University of Illinois study found that […]

Florida: Cogongrass – Scouting For It, That’s The Easy Part May 11, 2015

🕔May 11, 2015
This makes it harder for un-expecting landowners to identify the new, small infestations which are much easier to eliminate than larger, well established infestations. The following description of cogongrass  should […]

Fire Ants a Threat to Wildlife, Livestock Apr 28, 2015

🕔Apr 28, 2015
Blake Layton grew up quail hunting in Simpson County and has seen the steady decline of quail as fire ant populations expanded across the state. Layton, an entomologist with the […]

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