BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved turning loose a non-native insect to feed on an invasive thistle that sprouts in everything from rangelands to vineyards to wilderness areas, mainly in the U.S. West.
Name: Musca domestica
The Enemy: Annual Kochia
Name: Limothrips denticornis
Name: Trionymus haancheni
The enemy: Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)
Name: Petrobia latens
The enemy: Wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)
Name: Cicadomorpha spp.
The enemy: Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.)
Name: Forficula auricularia
The Enemy: Policeman’s helmet (Impatiens glandulifera)
Jefferson County area residents and farmers may need to be on the lookout for a new noxious weed in coming years.
The Enemy: Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)
The enemy: Bur chervil (Anthriscus caucalis)
The Enemy: Stinging nettle (Uritica dioica L.)
Name: Globodera pallida
ABERDEEN — Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y.
Name: Manduca quinquemaculata
The Enemy: Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum)
POCATELLO — Bannock County can now kill mosquito larva and eradicate noxious weeds in places that were previously inaccessible, thanks to a new drone designed to spray herbicide and pesticide.
THE ENEMY: Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Name: Cerambycidae spp.
Name: Lecanium spp.
The ENEMY: Reed canarygrass (Palaris arundinacea L.)
Name: Byturus bakeri
The enemy: Purple aster (Machaeranthera canescens) or Hoary aster
Name: Phenacoccus spp.
The Enemy: Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Name: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus
POCATELLO — University of Idaho has announced a long list of summer field days, tours and events.
Stripe rust, net blotch found
Name: Collembola spp.
The Enemy: Catchweed (Asperugo procumbens)
Name: Rhagoletis completa
The Enemy: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parifola)
Name: Phylophaga Spp.
The Enemy: Prostrate purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.
The Enemy: Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)
Name: Rhagoletis indifferens
Name: Blissus ssp.
The Enemy: Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium)
DRIGGS — One thing became clear even as the snow was melting this spring: This is going to be a banner year for voles.
Name: Aleyrodidae spp.
The Enemy: Moth mullein (Verbascum blatteria L.)
Name: Stenopelmatus fuscus
The Enemy: Austrian filedcress (Rippa austriaca)
Name: Tipula oleracea.
The Enemy: Smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
Name: Epicauta Spp.
The Enemy: Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)
Name: Tera Spp.