Seed Identification Guide
(SIG), is a newly released guide to the morphology of weed seeds of importance to Canada, available in
both French and English. SIG features an illustrated interactive Lucid key [...]
On October 19, 2018, USDA officially announced the eradication of pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella),
a devastating pest of cotton crops that first invaded the U.S. over 100 years ago. The first two infestations,
Texas in 1917 and Louisiana in 1919, were quickly eliminated. In the 1930s, the pest again invaded the
Rio Grande Valley, but this time it proved [...]
For the past two years, ITP has posted news articles
featuring sets of IDaids that focus on selected, relevant PPQ pest topics of concern. We are pleased to
announce a new interface where the entire IDaid collection can be accessed.
Use Search IDaids
to quickly find useful, quality resources [...]
ITP is pleased to announce the release of its latest identification tool, Exotic Bee ID.
Bees play a critical role in both agricultural and natural ecosystems, but some bee populations are in decline due to habitat loss, [...]
August is Tree Check Month because it is an ideal time to check your
trees for signs of the invasive and destructive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). ALB is currently
restricted to a few small regions of the country, but invasive species may occur anywhere. We gathered this
set of IDaids to highlight three invasive pests that could be lurking in your [...]
Potentially one of the most serious threats to U.S. cherry production, the European cherry fruit fly,
Rhagoletis cerasi, was initially detected in New York along the Niagara River in 2017.
It was previously identified [...]
In February of this year,
USDA approved $17.5 million in emergency funding to help Pennsylvania combat the spotted lanternfly
(Lycorma delicatula). Plant protection officials warn this invasive pest can cause substantial
economic damage, as it feeds on a wide variety of host plants and crops, including almonds, apples, grapes,
hops, stone fruits, [...]
USDA APHIS PPQ has a variety of pest tracking databases that help facilitate data-driven decisions for
plant health safeguarding. PestLens is an early-warning
system that supports PPQ by collecting and disseminating new information on exotic plant pests, diseases,
and weeds via weekly email notifications. PestLens also serves as a plant protection [...]
The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is native to warm regions of the Western hemisphere.
In the United States, ideal climates in the southern regions of Florida and Texas provide overwintering habitat, allowing [...]