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Recent News

  • Species Profile -- Spotted Lanternfly

    • Spotted lanternfly

      The spotted lanternfly is native to China. It was first detected in 2014 (but appeared to have been present in the U.S. for 2-3 years) and poses a serious economic threat to multiple U.S. industries, including viticulture, fruit trees, ornamentals and timber.

    • Post Date
      Apr 04, 2018
  • Bureau of Reclamation Launches Prize Competition Looking to Eradicate Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels

    • Dec 14, 2017
    • DOI. Bureau of Reclamation.

    • The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative solutions for the 100-percent eradication of invasive quagga and zebra mussels from large reservoirs, lakes and rivers in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. Invasive mussel infestations pose significant logistical and economic challenges for local communities, recreationists, and water managers by potentially disrupting water deliveries, increasing facility maintenance cost, and impacting the local ecology.

    • Post Date
      Mar 05, 2018
  • USDA Agencies Work Together to Eradicate an Old Foe: the Screwworm

    • Jan 9, 2018
    • USDA. Blog.

    • Early in October 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was faced once again with New World screwworm, which had been eradicated from the United States more than three decades ago. Infestation of this flesh-eating parasite was confirmed in deer from the National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys.

      USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) immediately began releasing sterile male flies in Florida’s affected areas as part of an aggressive eradication campaign. By March 2017, the screwworm had been successfully eradicated from Florida.

    • Post Date
      Jan 30, 2018
  • Invasive Plant Program Strategic Plan

    • 2016
    • DOI. National Park Service.

    • Produced by: Biological Resources Division (BRD), Invasive Plant Program (IPP) and Denver Service Center.
      The NPS is working to manage invasive species on park lands through a suite of national and local programs including the NPS Invasive Plant Program (IPP). This strategic plan sets the course for the IPP by articulating a mission, vision, goals, and actions for the next ten years with near-term goals that will be reported on and revisited annually. The plan will guide annual work planning and major projects and identify and help prioritize program funding needs and initiatives.

    • Post Date
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species Enters into Force

  • Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance

    • Feb 27, 2017
    • Weed Science Society of America.

    • Both scientists and regulators have had a lot to say about the growing problem of herbicide resistance and how weed management techniques need to change in response. But there have been few organized opportunities for farmers to make their voices heard and to share their experiences in managing herbicide-resistant weeds.

    • Post Date
      Mar 02, 2017
  • USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

    • Jan 19, 2017
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation's citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

    • Post Date
      Jan 26, 2017
  • Executive Order 13751 - Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species

    • Dec 5, 2016
    • FederalRegister.gov.

    • This order amends Executive Order 13112 and directs actions to continue coordinated Federal prevention and control efforts related to invasive species. This order maintains the National Invasive Species Council (Council) and the Invasive Species Advisory Committee; expands the membership of the Council; clarifies the operations of the Council; incorporates considerations of human and environmental health, climate change, technological innovation, and other emerging priorities into Federal efforts to address invasive species; and strengthens coordinated, cost-efficient Federal action.

    • Post Date
      Dec 05, 2016
  • AgResearch Magazine - Tiny Insects Take a Big Bite Out of Giant Reed

    • Oct 2016
    • USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

    • Along the Rio Grande in Texas, tiny insects are taking a big bite out of an invasive weed that competes for limited water resources vital to agriculture and native vegetation. Several years ago, ARS scientists released two insect species as part of a biocontrol program to kill giant reed (Arundo donax).

    • Post Date
      Oct 03, 2016
  • Service Acts to Prevent Harm to Native Wildlife from 11 Nonnative Species

    • Sep 29, 2016
    • DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    • Injurious wildlife provision of the Lacey Act provides effective tool to halt the introduction and spread of species that have been identified as imminent and serious threats. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took action to help ensure 10 nonnative freshwater fish species and one nonnative freshwater crayfish species do not become established in the United States and damage native wildlife and habitats.

    • Post Date
      Oct 03, 2016