Posts tagged Emerald Ash Borer

A wasp biosurveillance program provides new way to monitor for emerald ash borer, other pests

You may have already heard about the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) and the havoc it is wreaking throughout the Midwest, Eastern U.S. and Canada. It is a beetle belonging to the family Buprestidae (metallic-wood-boring beetles), which contains a number of tree pests. Unfortunately, new infestations of EAB are often not detected until they are […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 24-31

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Column: Forest health concerns,” Hendersonville Times-News: Certainly one of the treasures of Western North Carolina is the abundant forests […]

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Finding emerald ash borer in the winter—what to look for

Since the emerald ash borer was first found in North Carolina last summer, forestry and plant health specialists have been on the lookout to determine the extent and spread of this tree killing pest.  Keeping track of the presence and movement of emerald ash borer is important in the understanding of the pest and developing […]

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Sting like a wasp: Small wasps released to attack invasive emerald ash borer

Earlier this year, the emerald ash borer was found in North Carolina for the first time. Dead and dying ash trees are already found in four N.C. counties and the beetle is likely to continue spreading. This wood-boring insect, which is native to Asia, was found in Michigan in 2002 and has rapidly spread throughout the […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story “Wood pellet facility at Morehead City port poised for approval by NC Council of State,” The (Columbus, Ind.) Republic: […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 21-27

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story “Martin’s Meats closing operation,” Sampson Independent: A 58-year staple in the Sampson County community has announced plans to suspend […]

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News Roundup: July 6-12

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Heavy rains dampening farmers’ summer profits,” The News & Observer: The heavy rains expected through the weekend are dampening […]

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News Roundup: June 22-28

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “China Tobacco International to open North Carolina office,” Southeast Farm Press: China’s national tobacco company has officially announced the […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. becomes 20th state affected by emerald ash borer

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina recently joined a club it would rather not be a member of. The state became the 20th in the country to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. The N.C. Forest Service and NCDA&CS […]

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Emerald ash borer found for the first time in North Carolina

On May 28, the N.C. Forest Service was un-warmly welcomed back from the long holiday weekend.  During a standard check of emerald ash borer traps in Granville County, Forest Health staff and county personnel found the first evidence of emerald ash borer in North Carolina. N.C. Forest Service and NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division checked neighboring […]

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