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Plans for 2021 Gypsy Moth Treatment Announced
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/05/2021

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has published its 2021 gypsy moth treatment plan. Beginning in May and continuing through July, low-flying planes will spray select areas in western Wisconsin to treat outlier populations of gypsy moth.

The gypsy moth is a non-native insect with a destructive appetite for hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Treatment efforts help limit the spread of the pest that is established in the eastern two-thirds of the state.

"This invasive pest is a serious threat to our forests and urban trees. It has the potential to negatively impact Wisconsin's timber, paper, nursery, and tourism industries," said Program Coordinator Christopher Foelker.

A total of about 95,000 at 45 sites in 14 counties are scheduled for treatment.

The affected counties include Barron, Chippewa, Crawford, Douglas, Dunn, Grant, Green, Iowa, La Crosse, Lafayette, Rusk, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Washburn.

To view online presentation on the state's treatment plan, go to: gmaerialspray.wi.gov


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