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Emerald ash borer moves closer to South Dakota

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An insect that could threaten one of South Dakota’s most populous tree species moved even closer to the state in the past year.

The emerald ash borer last year was found in Union County in southwestern Iowa, as well as in Boul…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Emerald ash borer moves closer to South Dakota

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An insect that could threaten one of South Dakota’s most populous tree species moved even closer to the state in the past year.

The emerald ash borer last year was found in Union County in southwestern Iowa, as well as in Boul…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Christmas trees devastated by woolly pest

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Darryl Fears

The Washington Post

In West Virginia’s scenic Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, with its gently sloping mountains and emerald acres of timber, Mike Powell relishes the perks of his job as a caretaker of the land: the sou…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Blizzard’s silver lining: bug kill

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

While the aftermath of Winter Storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season on insec…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Blizzard’s silver lining: bug kill

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

While the aftermath of Winter Storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season on insec…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell to fog for mosquitoes

July 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The fogging will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Favorable conditions include a temperature above 50 degrees and wind of less than 10 mph.
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Mitchell ready for West Nile fight

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Practices built up after 2003 outbreak still in place.
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Farmers urged to redistribute leafy spurge beetles

July 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants.
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SD farmers urged to check for Japanese beetles

March 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Japanese beetles are up to a half-inch long with metallic green and copper colors.
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For some states, warmer-than-normal winter may bring pest-filled spring

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Winters are usually what one agriculture specialist calls a “reset button” that gives farmer a fresh start come planting season. But with relatively mild temperatures and little snow, insects are surviving, growing and, in some areas, already munching on budding plants.
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