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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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ENVIROTHON: Congratulations Charter School of Wilmington Team B!

ENVIROTHON: Congratulations Charter School of Wilmington Team B!

Congratulations Charter School of Wilmington Team B for winning the 2016 Delaware ENVIROTHON on April 28!  Although it was a cold and rainy day, about 20 teams of high school students from across the state came out to test their knowledge of environmental topics.  DISC board members, many of whom are heavily involved in planning the competition, were on hand to help with testing- which included sections on invasive plant, insect, and aquatic species.  DISC was proud to sponsor this year’s competition…

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ICYMI: NISAW 2016 Webinars

ICYMI: NISAW 2016 Webinars

During National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016, several organizations hosted live webinars about invasive species.  There’s good news for those who missed them: they can be viewed online!  There are also several upcoming webinars on Emerald Ash Borer, so be sure to mark your calendar!  Check out the links below. From www.nisaw.org: Let’s take a hack at hack and squirt individual plant treatments Protecting the Sierra Nevada from Invasive Plants: Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Wildland Weed Management Treating Firewood is…

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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.