Texas A&M AgriLife Research is leading research to stop the southern pine beetle in its tracks, or at least be able to predict what is causing outbreaks of the tree-killer outside of its historical range.
The southern pine beetle routinely destroys pine forests in the U.S. and overall has been responsible for more than $1.5 billion in losses. Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Claudio Casola said this species has been moving north because of climate change.
Source: The Panola Watchman
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