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Emerald ash borers emerging in Kentucky

The first case of emerald ash borers emerging this spring was found the week of April 16 in Jefferson County. Since the borers do not emerge all at once, owners of ash trees need to watch for signs of the pest during the next three to four weeks, said Lee Townsend, extension entomology professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

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Invasive pythons are bigger threat in Everglades than previously thought

One of the biggest challenges in IPM is the management of invasive species. Most of the research that I write about involves attempts to reduce populations of invasive insects, weeds and sometimes diseases, to encourage the restoration of the resource the invaders have decimated. However, sometimes an article about IPM for mammals will pop up, such as an article in ScienceDaily about invasive Burmese pythons, I jumped at the chance to write a post about it.

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