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European Cherry Fruit Fly

European Cherry Fruit Fly

The European Cherry Fruit Fly has been found on sweet cherry trees along the Niagara River. This was the first U.S. detection of this species and has resulted in a quarantine of parts of Niagara County.

By June 25, 2019 Read More →
Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly is a highly destructive invasive insect that causes damage when they feed, sucking sap from stems and leaves.

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
Canada Thistle

Canada Thistle

Canada thistle is a perennial thistle that grows 1.5-5 ft. tall. Canada thistle displaces native vegetation, lowering plant and animal diversity. It also poses an economic threat to farmers and ranchers, reducing crop yields and pasture productivity.

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
European Crane Fly

European Crane Fly

Commodity:

Hayfields, pastures, turf grass, vegetable and small fruit crops

First sighting:

Erie and Niagara (2004)

Impacts:

Larvae (leatherjackets) feed on roots of hay, pastures, turf grass, sugar beets, turnips, and carrots, damaging growth of the plants.
Larvae also emerge to feed on stems and grass blades on damp, warm nights. Damage can also occur on golf greens from birds pecking out the larvae during the spring.
*SOURCE: NYIS.INFO

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Swede Midge

Swede Midge

Swede midges are small, light brown flies. They begin to emerge in May, lasting until mid-June. The adult females lay about 100 eggs throughout their short lifetime of 1-4 days.

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Mile-A-Minute Vine

Mile-A-Minute Vine

Mile-a-minute is an herbaceous, annual, trailing vine that can reach lengths of 6 m or more. Its stems are covered with barbs, which are also present on the underside of its leaf blades.

By February 12, 2014 Read More →