The Invasive Arthropods Network deals with the influx of exotic arthropods (mainly insects) that are arriving in the United States at an alarming rate.

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Can Indigenous Parasitoids Be Used Agaistn the Light Brown Apple Moth?

Can Indigenous Parasitoids Be Used Agaistn the Light Brown Apple Moth? Lanham, MD; February 8, 2012 -- The light brown apple moth (LBAM), Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), an invasive insect from Australia, was found in California in 2006. The LBAM feeds on apples, pears, stonefruits, citrus, grapes, berries and many other plants. A native of Australia, it has been found in California since 2007. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has spent more than $70 million in CDFA and USDA…

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Economic Analysis of Emerald Ash Borer Management Options

Economic Analysis of Emerald Ash Borer Management Options Lanham, MD; February 9, 2012 -- The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Fairmaire), an invasive insect from Asia which was first found in the U.S. in the 1990s, has since spread to 15 states and is responsible for the deaths of millions of ash trees. This insect has the potentionl to kill billions more trees and to do several billions of dollars worth of damage. In "Economic Analysis of Emerald Ash Borer Management Options," a recent…

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Best Management Practices for Invasive Crane Flies in Northeastern United States Sod Production

A new study recently published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) explains the best management practices for consideration and adoption by sod producers in the northeastern U.S. Two species of crane flies have become established across portions of northeastern United States and present an economic concern to the production sod industry. The infestation of production fields poses a threat to the quality of the developing sod product as well as a conduit for human-mediated range…

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Biology of the Soybean Aphid in the United States

Biology of the Soybean Aphid in the United States A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/PM10016) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura), an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated. The authors review the invasion history and distribution of the soybean aphid, as well as its biology and the feeding damage it causes. Biological control, host plant…

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