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Delaware’s Most UNWANTED

Delaware’s Most UNWANTED

Check out this article from Wednesday’s News Journal! It features an interview with our Chair, Ashley Peebles, and photos from our Education/Outreach Co-chair, Greg Gagliano! [sgmb id=”1″]

Maryland Invasive Plant Advisory Committee Announces New Regulation

Maryland Invasive Plant Advisory Committee Announces New Regulation

Way to go, Maryland! A press release from the Maryland Department of Agriculture:     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Julie Oberg, 410-841-5888 Jason Schellhardt, 410-841-5744 Maryland Invasive Plant Advisory Committee Announces New Regulation ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 10, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced proposed regulations regarding the classification of certain invasive plant species on a tiered system, as well as new definitions, conditions under which the Secretary’s approval may be given for otherwise prohibited activities under…

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Zebra mussel invasion snuffed out by elite team of sniffer dogs – British Columbia – CBC News

Zebra mussel invasion snuffed out by elite team of sniffer dogs – British Columbia – CBC News

Shared by our friends at the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team: An elite special investigative team is being used to keep out the invasive zebra mussel from Alberta waters, and while the pests haven’t invaded B.C. waters yet, it is best to be careful, says one team member. Source: Zebra mussel invasion snuffed out by elite team of sniffer dogs – British Columbia – CBC News [sgmb id=”1″]

A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive

A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive

Source: A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive “According to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists and published in the journal NeoBiota, at least one invasive species is present in 39 percent of forested plots sampled nationwide for invasive plants by the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Results are provided for all U.S. regions and reveal that a significant portion of the more than 741 million acres of forested land in the United…

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UD partnership with Mt. Cuba aims to make ‘eco-friendly’ a selling point for modern gardeners

UD partnership with Mt. Cuba aims to make ‘eco-friendly’ a selling point for modern gardeners

Check out what University of Delaware and Mt. Cuba Center are doing to help reduce the spread of invasive plants! “A partnership between the Mt. Cuba Center Inc. and University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources strives to find varieties of native plants that will charm the customer and benefit the environment. As part of the search, they are taking cues from the true judges of a plant’s beneficial nature – the bees, butterflies and other insects that…

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