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Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado

Although the tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB) remains dormant over the winter months, the interagency team working to manage the pest in Colorado is not. Branch sampling and peeling “trap trees” help seek out the overwintering larval stages of EAB before they emerge as adult insects in the spring. Trap trees are ash with bark rings previously removed to intentionally stress the trees and make them more desirable to EAB adults seeking new hosts. Never transport firewood or other products from ash trees, as this is the most likely method of accidental spread.

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4-H Hall of Fame new inductee

Dean Singleton, longtime publisher of the Denver Post, inducted into Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame. The former publisher participated in 4-H and Future Farmers of America while growing up on a cattle ranch in Young County, Texas. He credits 4-H and FFA with his success at assembling a media empire.

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Ag Innovation conference

Thought leaders and change-makers converged at Colorado State University this Spring to understand the trends, policies and dynamics shaping how we feed the world, discover next-generation technologies with bottom-line impact and explore creative strategies for financing agriculture’s future. Concurrent with the summit, an Innovation Fair showcased emerging ideas and technologies from businesses, faculty, students, and the public sector.

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