Southern Forest Health Newsletter

This is a quarterly “forest health” newsletter produced jointly by two USDA Forest Service units: Southern Research Station Research Work Unit 4552 – Insects, Disease and Invasive Plants of Southern Forests (SRS 4552), and State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection (FHP) Southern Region. The goal of this newsletter is to keep you informed about the science, management programs, publications, and other information/tools generated by these two units, including efforts in cooperation with our many collaborators.

Southern Forest Health Newsletter: Fall 2017

In this issue:

  • Insect-killing fungi
  • Sudden oak death pathogen survey
  • Multi-state SPB outbreak
  • High school students take “Time 4 Real Science”
  • Experimental Forests tour
  • Sharing insect science with children at “BugFest”
  • State Line Meeting in MS
  • White Pine Workshop
  • Technology Transfer

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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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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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Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • Federal Noxious Weed Interception
  • HWA Predator Release in North and South Carolina
  • SPB Conditions
  • Staff Changes
  • Technology Transfer

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Fall 2015

In this issue:

  • Establishing EAB Biocontrol Program
  • Yellow-Poplar Weevil Damage, NC and TN
  • Insects and Wood
  • Boy Scouts Troop 91
  • Forest Fun Day @ Athens
  • BugFest @ Raleigh
  • Staff Changes
  • Technology Transfer

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Summer 2015

In this issue:

  • Natural enemies reduce EAB population growth
  • Southern pine beetle erupts in MS
  • New hemlock woolly adelgid predators released
  • Jim Hanula honored as Georgia Ent. Soc. Fellow
  • Kisatchie National Forest Quarter Launch
  • 8th Annual Kent House Bug Day Rocks Central LA
  • Summer Science Blast
  • Staff Changes
  • Technology Transfer

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Spring 2015

In this issue:

  • New pine beetle species described
  • Laurel wilt disease confirmed in Louisiana
  • Mike Ulyshen receives USFS Early Career Scientist Award
  • USFS participates in Children’s Mardi Gras parade and outreach
  • Georgia Science and Engineering Fair
  • Publications
  • Presentations/Lectures

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Winter 2015

In this issue:

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Management
  • Georgia’s cogongrass control program
  • Mike Ulyshen wins Early Career Scientist award
  • Kent House Bug Day Team wins Partnership Award
  • Doug Streett retires from Forest Service
  • Susan Stanley and Valli Preacher retire from FS
  • Publications
  • Workshops and Tours
  • Presentations

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