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Fowl Ticks

Fowl Ticks

The fowl or poultry tick (Argas persicus) was newly detected in Delaware at a location in Kent County. This species, which is native to Asia but widely distributed around the world, is considered a major pest of poultry and linked to numerous avian health issues. This marks the first record of a soft tick (family Argasidae) in the state, with all other documented species being hard ticks (family Ixodidae). Poultry keepers are advised to monitor for tick infestations and report…

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ALERT: Emerald Ash Borer is CONFIRMED in Delaware

ALERT: Emerald Ash Borer is CONFIRMED in Delaware

From Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Facebook page: “A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect. The statewide impact is expected to be minimal, as ash trees make up only around two percent of Delaware’s tree stock and the state has been preparing for more than a decade. “Because this was not unexpected, we have been working for several years…

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NISAW 2016: Emerald Ash Borer

NISAW 2016: Emerald Ash Borer

In honor of National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016, DISC will be highlighting a different invasive species each day!  Today’s species is the Emeral Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire.

2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference

2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference

DISC was well represented at the 2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference at Chase Center on the Riverfront, on February 3 and 4.  Thanks to all who stopped by our table to chat, learn about our organization, and pick up a copy of Mistaken Identity!  We hope to sponsor again in the future! [sgmb id=”1″]