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A wasp biosurveillance program provides new way to monitor for emerald ash borer, other pests

By on February 12, 2014

You may have already heard about the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) and the havoc it is wreaking throughout the Midwest, Eastern U.S. and Canada. It is a beetle belonging to the family Buprestidae (metallic-wood-boring beetles), which contains a number

Save the Date for BugFest 2013!

By on September 11, 2013

Each year, thousands of arthropod enthusiasts crowd the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh to celebrate the 6-, 8-, 10- or more-legged creatures that we all either love or love to hate. Recently added to Trip Advisors’ list

Today’s Topic: N.C. becomes 20th state affected by emerald ash borer

By on June 25, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina recently joined a club it would rather not be a member of. The state became the 20th in the country

Emerald ash borer found for the first time in North Carolina

By on June 19, 2013

On May 28, the N.C. Forest Service was un-warmly welcomed back from the long holiday weekend.  During a standard check of emerald ash borer traps in Granville County, Forest Health staff and county personnel found the first evidence of emerald

Emerald ash borer detected in load of logs from Pennsylvania

By on March 25, 2013

There is a little bug that does big damage to ash trees. The emerald ash borer came from Russia and Asia, but has made its home in parts of the U.S. and Canada. North Carolina is not host to the

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS helps N.C. businesses keep exports moving

By on July 3, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” International purchases of North Carolina agricultural products help boost farm income and support jobs. But exporting many of these products wouldn’t be