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Periodical Cicadas

This article first appeared in Giant News (Newsletter of The Sleeping Giant Park Association), Issue 104 (February 2013), pages 6-7. Dr. Chris T. Maier

Asian Longhorned Beetle Information
ALB or NOT ALB?  That is the question! There are quite a few insects that are easily mistaken for the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, or ALB. This site is to help you determine if you have this beetle or an insect that is in some way similar. You will be presented with a number of choices as you proceed; simply click on the appropriate choice each step along the way.  Cornell.
USDA Spot it? Report it? Helpful website from the USDA.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Look-alikes (PDF Format)

Native Alternatives for Invasive Ornamental Plant Species, edited by Timothy Abbey 
 (PDF format) (ONLINE ONLY)

Eastern Hemlock Forests: Guidelines to Minimize the Impacts of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid by Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Dr. Carole A.S.-J. Cheah, Michael E. Montgomery, Brad P. Onken, Dr. Richard S. Cowles
(PDF format)

Farm-Based Education in Connecticut, by Dr. Kimberly A. Stoner (PDF format)

Resources on Pest Management for Organic Growers, by Dr. Kimberly A. Stoner (PDF format)

1998 New England Guide to Chemical Control of Problem Weeds and Brush Around Homes and on Non-cropland, prepared by Todd L. Mervosh (PDF format)
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