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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth


Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forests and urban areas from new infestations of gypsy moth.

Beginning May 15, MDA staff will be out in southern Minnesota setting traps. The northern portion of the state will start to receive traps after June 12. Setting the thousands of traps will take several weeks.

Most of the gypsy moth traps are small, triangle-shaped and made of cardboard. Milk carton traps, which are much larger, are used in areas of northeastern Minnesota where moth numbers are expected to be much higher than elsewhere. All of the traps are set on trees or poles across the state and contain a pheromone to lure in male gypsy moths.

Citizens are asked not to disturb the traps and to call MDA’s Arrest the Pest Hotline at 888-545-MOTH if they would like traps moved or removed from their properties.

Trapping results may identify areas that need localized treatments to control the moths. The Twin Cities metro area is considered high risk for human-assisted introductions of gypsy moth, but trap counts are still expected to be low in that area. Northeastern Minnesota is again expected to be the hot spot for gypsy moths in 2014, as the invasion front has now moved into that area from infested states to the east.

“For over 40 years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and our partners have protected Minnesota’s trees from this nasty pest,” MDA Plant Protection Director Geir Friisoe said. “Our efforts have saved important industries like tourism and forestry from economic harm. Each year we delay the moths is a victory for the environment and the economy.”

Gypsy moth caterpillars eat the leaves of many trees and shrubs, favoring oak, poplar, birch and willow. Severe, repeated infestations can kill trees, especially when the trees are already stressed by drought or other factors.

For more details about the trapping program and gypsy moth, visit the MDA website at www.mda.state.mn.us/gypsymoth.

MnDOT seeks online input for statewide bicycle system plan

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Persons interested in helping the Minnesota Department of Transportation develop a statewide bicycle system plan can provide input through an online interactive map and survey available through June 1. The information will help ..... 
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Women caring for the land workshop in Lanesboro June 19th

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Female landowners in Fillmore County are invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land workshop on June 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue S., Lanesboro, MN. These workshops are free for women to attend. The workshop starts a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]

Fillmore SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reminds everyone that we all have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 59th year of Stewardship Week April 27 – May ..... 
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Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 14 for Southeast, South and Metro frost zones

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin March 14 for Minnesota’s Southeast, South and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases and overweight permits r ..... 
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