Pests and Disease

April 19, 2016

Funds available through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2016 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks. Funds provided by USDA Forest Service-Region 8 and Forest Health Protection can assist landowners with conducting [read more]

November 19, 2015

Patterns of Invasive Species: Clues to Stop the Spread

Scientists are still trying to understand what drives the relentless spread of invasive species in the United States. Invasions are often assessed by measuring species richness, or the number of non-native species known to grow in a certain area. However, other measurements of plant invasions could offer more insights. “We can make stronger inferences about invasions [read more]

June 30, 2015

Forest Health Protection Program: Stopping Invasives in their Tracks

With support from the Forest Health Protection program of the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is achieving goals outlined in Minnesota’s Forest Action Plan. Minnesota’s invasive outreach campaign PlayCleanGo (PCG) is informing people and organizations about the best way to disrupt the spread of terrestrial invasive species. The invasive [read more]

April 15, 2015

Partnership Battling Cogongrass in Mississippi

With support from the Forest Health Protection program of the USDA Forest Service, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass, which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one of the "Top 10 Worst [read more]

July 17, 2013

White Satin moths concern Nevada foresters

The arrival of a small white moth in Nevada is sparking some big concerns among entomologists and foresters. "We are seeing 100-fold what we saw last year. Which means something has changed. Something is out of balance to allow them to flourish like this," says Gail Durham with the Nevada Division of Forestry. White Satin Moths feast [read more]

June 28, 2013

NASF Foundation sponsors 2013 Photo Fellow

With support from the NASF Foundation and NASF have chosen the 2013 Photography Fellow. This year's fellow, Joel Prince of Ohio, was chosen from a pool of candidates who submitted their applications and portfolios earlier this month. The theme for this year's photo fellowship is "Embrace the Possibilities."  "The phrase, “Embrace the Possibilities,” immediately stirs [read more]

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