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Invasive Species & Exotic Pests

IPM against ‘invasives’ depends on exclusion, early detection, & eradication.

Once an invasive species is introduced and becomes established, causing damage or crop losses, our normal IPM practices may prove ineffective. IPM practices that utilize thresholds, forecasts, cultural practices and optimally-timed effective controls often fail to work against invasive species. The NYS IPM Program staff works periodically with state and federal agencies to survey for these species, some of which are listed here, to support nationwide efforts to prevent introduction of species that could threaten agriculture.


Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma
Asian Gypsy Moth
Asiatic Brown Rot
Cherry Bark Tortrix Moth
European Grapevine Moth
False Codling Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth
Silver Y Moth
Spotted Wing Drosophila
Summer Fruit Tortrix Moth
spotted wing drosophila
Spotted wing drosophila: adult female (left) and adult male (right) on raspberry. Photo: Hannah Burrack, NC State Univ.

For more information:

New York

Bugs & Blights – Agricultural Invasive Species, The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse

Nuisance & Invasive Species, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Alien Invasion, New York State Conservationist for Kids, Fall 2009

Alien Invasion, New York State Conservationist for Kids, Fall 2009, 3MB pdf

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History of New York State Invasives by Gina Jack

Invasives Found in New York State by Gina Jack


Invasive Species, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Invasive Species Program, US Forest Service

National Invasive Species Information Center, USDA

The National Invasive Species Council

Private Organizations

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Invasive Species, National Wildlife Federation

Invasive Species Compendium, CABI (Centre for Agriculture & Biosciences International)

Protecting Native Plants and Animals – Taking on the Invaders, The Nature Conservancy