The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil, an aquatic noxious weed, in Blue Heart Spring near Box Canyon on the Snake River. ISDA’s recent investigation and sampling confirmed the presence of both Andean watermilfoil, a native species, and …

HAGERMAN, Idaho (AP) — Two types of aquatic plants have been growing at the bottom of Blue Heart Springs in Idaho, threatening the tourist destination’s blue waters by obscuring the sand below and turning the water green, environmental officials said.

SALT LAKE CITY — Since 1993 the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) Invasive Insect Program has taken extensive measures to exclude Japanese beetle from the state. Japanese beetle is a destructive, invasive pest that feeds on the foliage of over 300 different plants, including man…

Daybell Disappearance

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Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend, including 13 that were captured live in a net, the state Department of Agriculture said Monday.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Agricultural officials in Washington state said Friday they are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets — also known as murder hornets — amid concerns they could kill honey bees crucial for pollinating raspberry and blueberry crops.

BOISE — Representatives from the Idaho Conservation League and the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils expressed concern Tuesday over pesticide application regulations that are moving from Idaho Department of Agriculture jurisdiction and into Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction.