Before spring 2013, DCNR last sprayed for gypsy moths
in 2009, when more than 178,380 acres in 25 counties were targeted across the state.
As part of that effort, they tested 50 strains of Bt known to be toxic to gypsy moths
, including kurstaki, and found they could be divided into two groups: those that produce an enzyme called "urease" and those that don't.
The good news is that we came back after the Eugene eradication program, trapped intensively, and caught no gypsy moths
," Helmuth Rogg, state Department of Agriculture pest manager, said in a news release.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources and USDA Forest Service applied pheromone flakes, disparlure, to a very low-level gypsy moth
(Lymantria dispar) population in south-central Indiana in June 2008 to eradicate the infestation.
are a major forest pest found in Europe, parts of Asia, and introduced into North America.
The US banned the import of raw Siberian logs in 1990, citing among other things the threat to the Douglas fir by the Asian gypsy moth
and the spruce bark beetle.
May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cool, wet weather of spring 2013 has emerged as a strong ally of state woodland managers as they prepare to combat remnants of a statewide gypsy moth
population that had been posed for a heavy outbreak across much of the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said today.
By the end of the month, roughly 15,000 traps will be placed in trees and shrubs across the state as Oregon agriculture officials begin the annual hunt for gypsy moths
over the summer.
The researchers fed gypsy moths
antibiotics that wiped out their normal gut bacteria.
VENTURA - County officials hope the two gypsy moths
found earlier this month near Ojai are isolated cases, since no additional findings have been made of the oak-tree-destroying pest.
schineri is the third most successful insect parasite of Korea's gypsy moths
, according to an exacting, 5-year study by Pemberton, Lee, and co-investigators David K.
Widespread spraying programs to suppress moth outbreaks blow their own ecological ill wind through the forest, killing much more than gypsy moths
Control measures are called for when a reproducing population of gypsy moths
After a delay due to fog, a helicopter began spraying for gypsy moths
in south Eugene on Thursday morning.
Were this not so, noxious weeds such as leafy spurge could be eliminated to the benefit of farmers, and other mycotoxins could be developed to stop gypsy moths
, Asian longhorn beetles, and many other specific organisms harmful to the economy.