This Week: March 22, 2021

Round-up of weekly news for Wisconsin landowners

Image of monarch butterfly on rosinweed flower.

Minnesota cities seek power to ban certain pesticides amid pollinator collapse

Lawmakers may give Minnesota cities the power to ban pesticides that are killing pollinators, mayflies and other insects.

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Join the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey

Since 1981, the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey has gathered vital information about amphibians across the state. Find out how you can help continue this important work while learning how to identify frogs and toads by their calls.


Image of common buckthorn | Friends of the Mississippi River

Secondary invasion? Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) induced ash (Fraxinus spp.) mortality interacts with ecological integrity to facilitate European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

The death of ash trees killed by emerald ash borer appears to increase the spread and density of buckthorn, further reducing the value of timber stands.

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Fungi associated with galleries of the emerald ash borer

As if the emerald ash borer larvae were not enough of a problem causing the death of millions of ash trees across Wisconsin, fungi found in the galleries that EAB chew in the sapwood appear to accelerate wood decay reducing the time available to salvage EAB killed timber.

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