Study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants

The importation of plants from around the world has become a major industry in the United States, valued at more than $500 billion. According to a study conducted by UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, that economic boon has also had devastating effects on the environment. Researchers found that almost 70 percent of the most damaging non-native forest insects and diseases currently afflicting US forests arrived via imported live plants.

Study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants

The trade in live plants from around the world has become a major industry in the United States, with new imports now valued at more than $500 billion annually. According to a study conducted ...

Mon 9 Apr 12 from Phys.org

UCSB study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants, Mon 9 Apr 12 from e! Science News

Study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants, Mon 9 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

Imported plants bring U.S. forest threats

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Almost three-quarters of the invasive insects and tree diseases affecting U.S. forests came into the country by way of imported live plants, researchers ...

Mon 9 Apr 12 from UPI

Forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants

The importation of plants from around the world has become a major industry in the United States, valued at more than $500 billion. According to a new study that economic boon has also had devastating ...

Mon 9 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

UCSB study shows forest insects and diseases arrive in US via imported plants, Mon 9 Apr 12 from Eurekalert

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