Friday, May 03, 2013

Biologists Control Pest Destroying Hemlock Forests
More than a half-million predatory beetles have been released in the Great Smoky Mountains in the last decade. Biologists say they are controlling a pest that has devastated hemlock forests. They also spray horticultural oil on trees near roads and inject systemic insecticides into the soil and the stems of the hemlocks in the park. Now Biologists are releasing two new predatory beetle species into the Smokies to feed on the pest that has been feeding on the forest. They hope releasing the two new species will enhance biological control of the invasive pest. Both species come from Osaka Japan. (bg)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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  • ETSU Lifts Suspension Placed on Sigma Chi Frat Following Shooting Investigation
  • Johnson City Native Steve Spurrier Resigns at South Carolina
  • Officer Dragged by Motorcycle in Carter County
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  • Case of Fraud, Other Felonies Against Hawkins Co Cemetery Owner Continued
  • Audit Finds Deficiencies in TN Board of Medical Examiners
  • Greene County Commissioners to Review Confederate Flag Proposal
  • Man Burned in Boones Creek Fire on Monday Night
  • Johnson City Police: 2 Arrested in Violent Robbery at Jewel Apartments
  • Triple Murder Suspect Bound to Sullivan County Grand Jury
  • Supreme Court Applications Come From Tri-Cities
  • For First Time, More OD's Than Highway Fatalities in Virginia
  • Time Running Out for Virginians to Register to Vote in the November General Election
  • Sullivan County Police: Armed Home Invasion Suspect Arrested Earlier for Child Rape
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  • New Bill Would Not Have Religious Doctrine Taught in TN Public Schools Until High School

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