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Trap Crops to Control Squash Bugs

In 2021, the USU Extension IPM program conducted trials at the USU Kaysville and Greenville research farms in northern Utah to determine if hubbard squash is a viable trap crop for Utah's climate.

Box Tree Moth: A New Invasive Pest of Concern

The box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is a new invasive pest to the U.S. It is native to temperate and subtropical regions in eastern Asia. This pest was first detected in North America in Toronto in 2018.

Research Efforts to Curb Balsam Woolly Adelgid

True firs are important high-elevation trees that are threatened by numerous stressors. Adding to the list of stressors is the balsam woolly adelgid, a small plant-feeding insect that was discovered in northern Utah in 2017.

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