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Forest Service builds on 20 years of success with Slow the Spread

In July, the national gypsy moth Slow the Spread (STS) program — a 20-year cooperative effort of the USDA Forest Service and state agencies in the eastern U.S. — treated over 293,000 acres with environmentally safe aerial applications in eight states to protect forests from this invasive insect.

Plant-eating insect takes a bite out of invasive knotweed

This spring, the USDA Forest Service’s Morgantown Field Office helped launch the nation’s first experimental release of a biocontrol agent — a tiny plant-eating insect — in the fight against invasive knotweed.

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