Recap of the 2012 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

Recently, I joined a remarkable assemblage of natural resource professionals, academics, government agencies, business professionals and citizens for the 2012 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) in La Crosse, Wisconsin.   It was an outstanding opportunity to learn about challenges for managing the spread of invasive species in aquatic and terrestrial systems with three days filled with plenary sessions, workshops, poster […]

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Help requested: Look for and report diseased buckthorn

Forwarding a request from Laura Van Riper, MN DNR’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator.  A ray of hope for buckthorn control!? Hello, As you are out and about this summer, could you keep a lookout for common/European buckthorn trees with witches’ broom/yellows disease symptoms?  Research to identify biocontrol insects for buckthorn has been on-going since 2001. A phytoplasma disease was detected in potential […]

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UMN Extension to develop an ash management guide for family forest owners

By Julie Miedtke and Angie Gupta, UMN Extension and Mike Albers, MN DNR We know that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a significant invasive forest pest.  EAB has the potential to cause extensive tree mortality in ash and seriously alter forest stand composition in stands with ash.  EAB may also negatively impact traditional forest product economies, plant communities, wildlife and water quality.  In […]

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Garlic mustard: A Minnesota woodland owner’s story

Garlic mustard is an exotic invasive plant in Minnesota.  Where well established, it can seriously inhibit regeneration and growth of not only understory plants, but also trees.  In this video Delano, Minnesota landowner John Peterson shares his story about working to control garlic mustard in his woodland. Below John’s video, you’ll also find a video and links with more technical […]

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Woodland Advisor and Woodland Leadership Institute motivate garlic mustard removal project

A garlic mustard removal project at Springbrook Nature Center, located in Fridley Minnesota, was completed to meet my commitment to the Woodland Leadership Institute of Wisconsin. This commitment was to do volunteer project in 2010. The Wisconsin Leadership Institute is part of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point forestry outreach program. Cummins Power Generation encourages employees to actively support organizations […]

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New Emerald Ash Borer training: April 28, Winona

From Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist With the recent discovery of an emerald ash borer infestation south of La Crosse, WI, there is an additional emerald ash borer First Detector workshop being organized.  It will be held on Tuesday April 28 in Winona at the Tau Center on the Winona State University campus. What is an EAB First […]

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EAB discovered in Wisconsin, a mile from Minnesota

The following information was sent out by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) on April 7, 2009. Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in Victory, Wisconsin. Victory is approximately 1 mile south of the Minnesota border along the Mississippi River. This discovery was made only last week and confirmation was made on Monday, April 6. The Wisconsin Departments of […]

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MDNR's March 2009 Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter

Passing along an announcement from the Minnesota DNR, Division of Forestry: Greetings from MN DNR Forest Health! The March 2009 issue of the Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter, focusing on invasive species, is now available at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/publications/fid/fid_march09.pdf Highlights include: Firewood Restriction Law Emerald ash borer: FAQ Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Plan in development Gypsy moth treatments planned Sirex woodwasp update […]

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