First Brown Marmorated Stink Bug found in Ada County
On October 20, 2014 the first capture of a brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in Ada County was confirmed. An alert homeowner in the Boise North End found the living insect in his garage and brought it to ISDA for verification of his identification. A follow-up inspection of the property failed to turn up any more specimens, which at this time would be attempting to locate suitable protected overwintering sites. In the spring, when stink bug activity would be expected to resume another inspection will be made and brown marmorated stink bug pheromone traps will be set up in the neighborhood to determine whether or not a population has established. Brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive pest from Asia. In the US it was first collected in Pennsylvania during the late 1990ís and since then has been detected in 41 states, with large infestations in the East and even some outbreak areas in Oregon, Washington and Utah. It feeds on a number of fruit and vegetable crops and can be a nuisance pest when congregating in human dwellings. In 2012 several specimens were transported from Maryland to Nampa, with reports of a few escaping, however no evidence of an established population has been uncovered in that area through subsequent inspections or trapping. With questions please contact Paul.Castrovillo@agri.idaho.gov or call 208-332-8627.
2014 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar
The 2014 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar will be held Wednesday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 16. Please see the attached flier for program information. The same program will be held on both days. There is not cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jeff Miller (email@example.com or 431-4420) so that we that can plan accordingly. 3 CCA (Integrated Pest Management) and 3 ISDA credits are available.
Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District
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2014 Idaho Association of Plant Pathology
The Idaho Association of Plant Protection will be holding its annual meeting at the Jerome Best Western on Wednesday, November 5 from 10:00 until 5:00. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Due to the limited number of presentations, the meeting will only be only one day. Please distribute this announcement to any who might be interested. The cost to attend is $15 payable in cash or check (sorry - credit cards are not accepted). A total of 5 ISDA pesticide recertification credits and 4.5 CCA Pest Management credits are available. Please contact Oliver Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erik Wenninger (email@example.com) if you have any questions.