Ep. 23 - The HWA (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid)

This episode is all about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)! Steve and Bill explain this insect's history, biology, and how it effects Eastern and Carolina Hemlocks. The guys dive into what damage has already been done, what damage is still projected to happen, and what we're currently doing to stop the spread of this destructive asian hemipteran! We hope you enjoy!

Department of Agriculture HWA page:

Episode Note:

Sorry for the quiet audio and mic noise! We'll do better next time! Also, sorry about the rough audio quality. It sounds great in Premiere Pro and it sounds great as a .wav file, but when I export the episode as an mp3, it sounds weird. It's clearly a compression issue, but .wav files are way too big to upload. This hasn't been an issue on previous episodes and hopefully it won't be a problem in the future. Thank you for understanding.

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Nicholas A. Tonelli - Telltale (04-07-2013)

Work Cited:
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Havill, N.P., Vieira, L.C. and Salom, S.M., 2014. Biology and control of hemlock woolly adelgid (pp. 1-21). United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

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National Invasive Species Information Center. “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae).” National Invasive Species Information Center, United States Department of Agriculture, 2 Nov. 2017, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/animals/hwa.shtml.

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