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New Gypsy Moth Problem? Just when we thought we had the gypsy moth problem under control, there is a new strain threatening our trees. The Asian gypsy moth is of great concern to officials in the United States and. Canada. Com pared with the European gypsy moth, which is a permanent resi dent in parts of North America, the Asian variety could spread fas ter and cause much greater dam age if it becomes established. The adult female European gypsy moth does not fly, but its Asian counterpart does fly and may lay an egg mass up to 25 miles from where she lived as a caterpillar. The Asian gypsy moth could elude the conventional monitoring efforts use for Euro pean gypsy moths. In other words, the Asian gypsy moth could simp «NEW HOLLAND PLANT STORE 403 South Cuater Avanue l New Holland, PA • (717) 354-5600 \ Monday thru Thuraday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. • 9 p.m. ViPv Saturday 6 a.m. ■ 5 p.m. iAit • we Re CHICKEN CORDON BLEU CHICKEN KIEV 6 Ct./5 Oz. Servings 12 Ct. Case/5 Oz. Servings ROUNDHILL FRESH TURKEYS HANOVER FROZEN VEGETABLES AAA fsTOCKU?? O/Q AA Mix OR (up to 28 lb. sizes) V u,. Zt / O.UU MATCH ™ PEAS, YEUOW COW. GREEN BEANsf BRCK&OU, SDDinco ER AHEAD TO INSURE BRUSSEL SPROUGS, MIXED VEG., SOUP MIX. SUMMER, SUPPLY AND CURRENT PRICES. CARRIBEAN. WINTER S ROMANO BLENDS Profit from fall lime application ly outrun us. It also eats a wider variety of hardwood and conifer ous trees than its European cousin. Hybrids of European and Asian gypsy moths may have the same troublesome traits as the Asian gypsy moth. Gypsy moths were found in and around Wilmington, North Caroli na, in July. The source of the infestation was a cargo ship carry ing ammunition from depots and bases in Germany. Asian gypsy moths have apparently spread to Germany and are mixing with their European cousins. Officials from the USDA Ani mal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture dis covered that the female moths on the infested ship were flyers like Asian gypsy moths. Samples of LANCASTER OUTLET STORE SEEM 1941 Lincoln Hwy. East HH Laneaatar. PA 17602 • (717) 392-0635 Monday thru Wadnaaday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thuraday A Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturay 8 a.m. ■ 8 p.m. iht to Limit Quantities • ~ irve tl EXCELLENT lquauty j /superV 6 CXJA Oz. Servings 4.95 UJAIJUEjJ OO OR 36 Ct. Case/4 oz. Servings 4.95 8.95 the moths were collected so scien tists could examine their genes (the only way to tell Asian and European gypsy moths apart). Some of the moths were the Euro pean variety, some were the Asian variety, and most were of the two. Germany is experiencing the largest infestation of gypsy moths since World War 11. and reports indicate that outbreaks are occur ring in other European countries as well. As more military equip ment and personnel return to bases in the United States, the chance is greater than unwanted gypsy moths could be introduced into uninfested parts of the United States. The same goes for com mercial cargo. Forest pest specialists from the USDA Forest Scrviccand Animal and Plant Health Inspection Ser vice are working with Russian 290 S. Reading Rd. (Rt. 272) Ephrala, PA • (717) 738-3095 Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m, Friday 9 a.m. • 9 p.m. j Saturday 8 a.m. ■ 5 p.m. leal Error* • We Accept Food Stamps STUFFED CHICKEN w/BROCCOLI & CHEESE Improve your soil by applying Martin’s quality Hi-magnesium or Hi-calcium agricultural limestone. Call your local Martin Limestone dealer or call Blue Ball, Pa. (800) 233-0205 (717) 354-1370 Martin LIMESTONE counterparts in eastern Russian port cities and their environs to set up monitoring programs for the Asian gypsy moth. In addition to monitoring out breaks at their source in Russia, scientists are looking into using control measures when necessary and modifying how goods are stored and loaded on ships at port to reduce the risk of loading Asian gypsy moths as well. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using an exclusion strategy to prevent ships originating from eastern Russian ports from entering U.S. ports until they can be inspected and LyVLIHEM EPHRATA OUTLET UnoMttr Farming, Saturday, Novwnhtr 13,1H3-W* certified free of Asian gypsy moths. The Canadian government is also taking action to prevent Asian gypsy moth introductions into Canada. In 1992 eradication projects were carried out on more than 160,000 acres in Washington, Oregon, and Vancouver British Columbia to wipe out Asian gypsy moths. The moths entered the United States and Canada via ships carrying cargo from eastern Russian ports. Monitoring gypsy, moth traps in this area for one year shows that the Asian gypsy moths were completely eliminated.