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Volunteer Invasives Removal Day at Camden Hills State Park

– September 5th half or full day, whatever you can contribute – Meet at Camden Hills State Park in the Overflow Parking lot south of the Welcome Booth at 8:15 AM – Please bring your own lunch and water, trimming tools like garden shears, loppers or even hand saws, and work gloves – Wear hiking […]

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USDA-APHIS Seeks Feedback on List of Animal and Plant Pest and Disease Threats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking feedback on its proposed list of pests and diseases of concern that are likely to pose a high risk to U.S. agricultural and natural resources. If suggesting additions or changes, please provide references/documentation on how the pest/disease meets the definition […]

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Biocontrol Agent for Japanese Knotweed Released in New York

The Knotweed Psyllid (Aphalara itadori), a sap-sucking insect native to Japan, was released on June 10 by Dr. Bernd Blossey and colleagues at Cornell University. A week after releasing the 2,000 A. itadori adults at two locations in New York’s Tioga and Broome counties, the researchers found the insects had successfully laid thousands of eggs. […]

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Webinar on Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 11am ET Registration link: https://www.northeastipm.org/ipm-in-action/the-ipm-toolbox/tick-ipm-3-asian-longhorned-tick-ipm/?utm_source=standalone&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tick-ipm-webinars The Asian longhorned tick is a threat to companion animals, livestock, and potentially also to wildlife. Join Dr. Dina Fonseca and Matt Bickerton to learn more about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species.

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Employment Opportunity for an Entomology Field Assistant

Position Description: The Division of Animal and Plant Health CAPS Program is seeking a qualified candidate to assist with field surveys of exotic and invasive plant pests for this current field season. Primary duties include driving a State of Maine vehicle throughout the state to service a variety of insect traps, as well as look […]

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Invasive Plant Workshop in Dover-Foxcroft

Join Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District for an Invasive Plants Workshop!  What are invasive plants? How did they get here? Why and how do they grow here? What impact do they have on our environment? What can we do about them? Join PCSWCD on June 3rd from 9:30am-2:30pm to learn about invasive plant […]

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Learn to Identify, Manage Invasive Plants on May 21

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will offer two free webinars Thursday, May 21, in support of National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Invasive plant biologist Nancy Olmstead will teach “Invasive Plant Ecology and Identification” from 9–10 a.m. and “Invasive Plant Management” from noon–1 p.m. The classes are […]

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Free Online Spotted Lanternfly Workshop

Hosted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. If interested, contact Jim O’Connell, Sr. Agriculture Resource Educator, jmo98@cornell.edu, 845-340-3990 ext. 390.

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