Category Archives: Disease & Pests

Increase in woodpecker populations linked to feasting on emerald ash borer

Increase in woodpecker populations linked to feasting on emerald ash borer.

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Ailanthus Tree’s Status as Invasive Species Offers Lesson in Human Interaction

June 24, 2013 — An exotic tree species that changed from prized possession to forest management nightmare serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of non-native species mixing with human interactions, according to researchers. “There are other invasive tree species … Continue reading

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Factors That Influence Spinach Contamination Pre-Harvest Determined

June 20, 2013 — A team of researchers from Texas and Colorado has identified a variety of factors that influence the likelihood of E. coli contamination of spinach on farms prior to harvest. Their research is published in the July … Continue reading

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Fruit Pest News from UT – June 2013

Here are some of the problems growers and gardeners are seeing here in Tennessee this month: 1. Late Blight Found In Tennessee 2. The Mildews of Cucurbits 3. Spotted Wing Drosophila 4. Blackberry Orange Rust 5. Bitter Rot of Apple … Continue reading

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Invasive kudzu bugs may pose greater threat than previously thought.

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