Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants (RWU 4552)

Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants (SRS RWU 4552)

Thank you for visiting the website for our research unit, “Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants,” part of the Southern Research Station Unit, USDA, Forest Service.

Our mission is to provide the basic biological and ecological knowledge and innovative management strategies required for management and control of native and non-native insect pests, disease pathogens and invasive plants in changing forest ecosystems.

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Summer 2017

In this issue:

  • SPB in Mississippi
  • Termites and CWD
  • Hemlock Silviculture
  • Kent House Bug Day
  • Remembering Lary Roton
  • Staff Changes
  • Tech Transfer

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Spring 2017

In this issue:

  • Screening chestnuts
  • Conserving beetles
  • Fire, drought and Ips
  • Intercepting invasive weeds
  • Woodborer detection
  • Biological control of HWA
  • In the News
  • Staff Changes
  • Tech Transfer

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Winter 2017

In this issue:

  • Laurel wilt pathogen
  • Sunlight helps hemlocks
  • Ips outbreak in Georgia
  • Carolina hemlock health
  • Michael Ulyshen receives Presidential Science award
  • Staff Changes
  • Tech Transfer

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Fall 2016

In this issue:

  • Fire and pollinators
  • Laurel Wilt in Arkansas
  • Noxious weed prevention
  • International Congress of Entomology
  • Staff Changes
  • Tech Transfer

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • SPB Activity Escalates
  • Redbay Ambrosia Beetle
  • Sugarberry Mortality
  • Gypsy Moth Conditions
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Bug Day Success
  • Staff News
  • Tech Transfer

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Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Wood Decomposition Research
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • Sebastian Seibold visits SRS 4552 in Athens
  • Science Fair Judges
  • Forest Health Committee
  • Boy Scout Project
  • Staff Changes
  • Tech Transfer

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