Time to battle bagworms
The bagworm is a general pest of trees and shrubs. The caterpillar of a moth, the bagworm constructs a carrot-shaped, or ice cream cone shaped, case or bag formed from plant material. They attack both deciduous trees and evergreens, but are especially damaging to Leyland cypress, juniper, arborvitae, spruce pine and cedar (most conifers).
posted 04.22.2009Chesapeake Bay blue crab population increases
Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that the Chesapeake Bay’s adult population of blue crabs has increased substantially over last year, indicating management measures put into place in 2008 to address population declines are working.
posted 04.21.2009VMRC delays new crab regulations until May
A series of commercial crab regulations scheduled for a public hearing on April 28 will be delayed for a month as fishery managers prepare additional regulatory options for consideration by the nine-member commission.
posted 04.20.2009Harvey Morgan announces re-election bid
Delegate Harvey Morgan (R-98) of Middlesex has announced he will seek re-election in the 98th House of Delegates District. Morgan, a veteran legislator, cited his experience and commitment to helping Virginia get through trying economic times.