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Spring is Here, Volunteer!

The wait is finally over–Spring is here! Now is a great time to get involved with the New York State Hemlock Initiative. Our Citizen Science volunteers help us obtain HWA data from all corners of New York and partner with us on several projects pertaining to HWA management using biocontrol. We have opportunities for all Read More…

It’s Silver Fly Season

Biocontrol season is upon us here at the Whitmore Lab. Due to the short life span of Leucopis spp. silver flies, it is critical that they are released as soon as possible to ensure that most of them make it to their respective hemlock branches. The process can be a bit touch-and-go, and during this Read More…

NYSHI Annual Report Now Available

What a year! We’ve been building our organization from the ground up this year. Our major accomplishments include the official opening of our new biocontrol research facility, the addition of five full time staff members and five undergraduate researchers, and expanded outreach capacity which is putting us in touch with more New York hemlock lovers Read More…

NYSHI Winter Newsletter Out Now

Our winter season has been busy. We have several ongoing experiments that are being conducted in our new biocontrol laboratory, and we have become part of the National Phenology Network to bolster our Citizen Science volunteer efforts. These, and other stories, can be found in our winter 2017-2018 newsletter! You can read it here. 

Winter Phenology: HWA Lays Eggs

For an introduction on phenology and why studying the phenology of HWA is important, see our previous blog post about phenology by clicking here. Winter is upon us, and so is the egg-laying season for hemlock woolly adelgid. It’s also the season for our Citizen Science volunteers to begin looking for signs of HWA laying eggs Read More…