Tag: invasives

Box Tree Moth Quarantine Issued in Massachusetts

Press Release by UMass ExtensionJune 6, 2024 The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has established a quarantine for the invasive pest known as box tree moth for the entire state of Massachusetts, and has set conditions for the export of boxwood […]

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Spotted Lanternfly on Nursery Stock

From Taryn LaScola, Director of Crop and Pest ServicesMassachusetts Department of Agricultural ResourcesMarch 11, 2024 With the start of the 2024 growing season, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is sending this notice as a reminder to growers, retailers, and brokers of nursery stock, as well as all landscapers, to inspect any plant material […]

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New Map of U.S. Plant Zones Shows a Warmer Massachusetts

WBUR: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the latest version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map — the first update since 2012. The familiar color-coded map helps gardeners, farmers and landscapers determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a given location. The zones are based on average low temperatures — a […]

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