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Gypsy moths: slowing the spread

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

One of the fronts in the battle against destructive gypsy moths will be fought in Middle Fox Creek in Grayson County this year.
The integrated pest management program to "Slow the Spread" of the foreign pest involves releasing pheromones on 1,000 acres in the Southwest Virginia county, among others, says Larry Bradfield, project manager in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The goal is to confuse the flying males enough so they can’t find the stationary females to reproduce.


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