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Elm Seed Bug Pest Alert Plant Industry

Nursery and Landscape Industry,

A new pest has been found in Nevada : The elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus) was found for the first time in northern Nevada this summer. The insect was first found in Idaho in 2009 and is expected to eventually spread throughout most of the warmer regions of the western U.S. Aptly named, it feeds on the seeds of elm trees in the genus Ulmus. Please see attached flyer for additional details. Suspect insects may be submitted to State Entomologist Jeff Knight at any office of the Nevada Department of Agriculture for confirmation.

NEW PEST FOUND IN NEVADA: ELM SEED BUG

The elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus) was found for the first time in northern Nevada this summer. The insect was first found in Idaho in 2009 and is expected to eventually spread. throughout most of the warmer regions of the western U.S.  Aptly named, it feeds on the seeds of elm trees in the genus Ulmus. It is unknown at this time if it will survive on Zelkova, a genus of
trees found in southern Nevada that is closely related to elms.

Identifying the elm seed bug

• four wings and sucking mouthparts
• approximately .25 inches long and a good flyer
• when at rest, wings form an ‘X’ on the back of the insect
with a prominent triangle between the tops of the wings
• black/brown to rust colored with light colored banding along the sides of the abdomen

When and where elm seed bug is found

• emerges from hibernation as temperatures warm up in late February to early April
• mates and lays eggs near or on developing elm seeds
• nymphs feed on elm seeds and go through several molts to adulthood
• feeds on the leaves of elm trees but won’t cause serious damage
• seeks out hibernation sites in July and August, which is when they may start entering
homes in large numbers and become a nuisance
• overwinters in cracks and crevices around windows, in siding and in other protected areas

Prevention

• caulk areas around windows and doors
• check weather stripping and replace if needed
• use a vacuum to physically remove bugs and place captured bugs in a sealed plastic bag (best method of control once they have entered a house)
• place sticky insect traps around windowsills
• collect and destroy any fallen elm seeds to reduce the food source
• inspect firewood before bringing it inside
• spray insecticide barriers around windows, doors and along foundations during July and August (foundation barriers should be three feet wide on the ground and up the foundation for another two to three feet)
• do not spray exterior landscapes for this insect as it may not be effective and could harm beneficial insects and pollinators

Contact
Suspect insects may be submitted to State Entomologist Jeff Knight at any office of the Nevada Department of Agriculture for confirmation.

Nevada Department of Agriculture

Nick Bieser
Agriculturist II | Plant Industry Division | Nevada Department of Agriculture
2300 E St Louis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Office: 702.668.4569 | Fax: 702.668.4567 | Mobile: 702.499.2141
Look for the Buy Nevada label and buy an agriculture license plate.

Don’t forget…support your local farmers markets.

 

 

Know your Farmer…Know you Food

 

 

 

 

Until Next Time….

Happy Gardening

 

Food Revolution Summit Day 6 Highlights…Today’s Schedule

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Food Revolution Summit
From The Kitchen of Aladay Organic Farms PSST!!! It's almost time to get your pickle on!!!!
From The Kitchen of Aladay Organic Farms

Yesterday’s presenters at the Food Revolution Summit focused on nutrition. Today’s guest are just are special as others. One two people that I have the utmost respect for as they are tireless when it comes to getting the message to the people.

Vandana
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Vandana Shiva will both warm you heart and bring a smile to your face. Using their usual tactics of dis-information and lies Monsanto and company have attempted to discredit Vandana for the past 15 years or so that I know of. Thank you Vandana for being fearless in your quest to inform people just how stupid Monsanto and company are with their rigged statistics and false studies.

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Also today during the Food Revolution Summit you’ll hear from Ronnie Cummins from the Organic Consumers Association. If you’re not a member of the OCA, join. Ronnie is relentless in traveling the globe to bring attention to the glyphosate issues and other AGri-chemical companies. In addition the OCA assists with many petitions that address the issue in the USA…Whom do Your Elected Officials Represent. I’m excited to listen today…just hope I’m not wrenching under the hood…truck is still in need of a heart transplant…we found a donor but not sure if the blood type is correct…ronnie_and_vandana_322x250

Here is Ocean’s commentary from yesterday’s Food Revolution Summit…

If you would like to get all the recordings from this event there is a package available here

It just keeps getting better! Did you hear the amazing doctors who spoke today in the summit?

Catch the replays of yesterdays Food Revolution Summit here. (Link not working? Click here for the direct link.)

Alicia McGuire wrote: “This food revolution is changing my life. I am learning how to feed myself and my family the best way I can. I love that I can utilize this information to make myself and my family healthy.”

Dr. David Katz started off, sharing some brilliant perspectives about the remarkable level of consensus that’s developed in the scientific community about the optimal diet for human beings. Then Dr. Michael Klaper gave some inspiring insights on the results of his 40 years of clinical experience making food the core of his medical practice. And finally, we heard from Dr. Marion Nestle on her work standing up to big soda, and taking leadership for public health.

What did you think of yesterday’s presentations from the Food Revolution Summit?

Check out these inspiring replays, see what other people are saying, and post your own comments, on our replays page, here.

And Here’s What’s Coming Today from the Food Revolution Summit!

If you’re passionate about health, then you’re going to love this. Our theme is: Eating For A Healthy World: How Our Food Choices Affect The World Around Us.

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At 8 AM Pacific time (11 AM Eastern, 3 PM GMT), you’ll hear from Gene Baur on How Compassion Can Change Your Life. Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur has been hailed as the conscience of the food movement by Time magazine. A leading pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions. He’ll touch your heart and inspire your spirit with the wondrous truth about animals, and how living with compassion can make you more fully human.

Then at 9 AM Pacific time, you’ll hear from Ronnie Cummins on why we need to Cook Organic, Not The Planet. Ronnie Cummins is the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit network of several million consumers who are dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. Ronnie will reveal why organic food is essential to feeding the world’s growing populations, and how food production can sequester carbon in the soil to fight and even reverse climate change.

At 10 am Pacific time, you’ll hear from Vandana Shiva, Ph.D, on how to Stand Up For Your Future.  Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. She’s director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, and the founder of Navdanya (nine seeds), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds. Forbes named her “one of the 7 most influential feminists in the world,” and Time selected her as an “environmental hero.” You’ll discover real solutions for fighting poverty and hunger, and how your food choices can contribute to a thriving, just and sustainable future for all.

 

I know today is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see you there!

Check out all of today’s powerful broadcasts here. (Link not working? Click here for the direct link.)

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Oak Barrel Guy says JUST SAY NO TO GMO

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In closing today for the Food Revolution Summit I’ll leave you with some food for thought….

Rick Friday, a long-time writer and cartoonist for Farm News, found himself out of a job this week for poking fun (truth?) at a few agribusiness bad actors.

The offending cartoon featured two Iowa farmers having this conversation:

“I wish there was profit in farming.”

“There is, in year 2015 the CEOs of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.”

The jury’s still out, according to New York Daily News which reported on the incident, on which corporation called the publication’s publisher to announce it was pulling its advertising.

But there was little doubt about why Friday was canned—he stepped on the wrong toes.

Big multi-national corporations, like our friends at Monsanto, have a long history of manipulating government officials and discrediting, and often silencing, scientists and journalists—to the detriment of the entire human population.

But they can’t silence us. And they can’t silence you.

This week we joined other organizations to deliver more than half a million signatures to the EPA demanding that they reject Monsanto’s request to renew its license for its deadly glyphosate and Roundup.

Will the EPA listen to reason? We hope for the best. We’re prepared for the worst.

Will we just roll over if Monsanto wins again? No way. With your help, we’ll organize the world’s biggest boycott of every product that contains even the slightest trace of glyphosate. As it turns out, that’s a lot of products. Which means we have a lot of power.

If you can help

Enjoy today’s edition of the Food Revolution Summit

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Written by Ocean Robbins and Aaron Aveiro

Prepared by: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs from Respective websites Google Images of Ronnie and Vandana & Aaron Aveiro