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

🕔Feb 13, 2018An 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, 2016Ranchers 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, 2015Controlled 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, 2015This 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, 2015Blake 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 […]

Invasive Tawney Crazy Ant – Aphids’ New Best Friend? Maybe.

🕔Dec 8, 2014Sugarcane aphids tore across Texas almost from border to border this year damaging grain and forage sorghum crops. You thought that was bad, right? Meet the tawny crazy ant. The insect that loves […]

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