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    Sticky: Many recent days of high winds are bringing them...

    Many recent days of high winds are bringing them in from surrounding areas that didn't treat.....like the Wildlife Management Area and Appalachian Trail.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't more bear sightings than usual for a while since the cankerworms have destroyed much of the bears' habitat on the blue ridge. The bear like to eat tree buds in...
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    Sticky: UPDATE…. WVDA was here Tuesday and will not be...

    UPDATE…. WVDA was here Tuesday and will not be back for a while since Gypsy Moth Suppression starts next week. Eagles Nest South looked good despite being in close proximity to the heavily infested...
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    Sticky: Thank you Liz... That is really good to hear...

    Thank you Liz... That is really good to hear since Thrush was in a heavily defoliated area last year. The reason you are seeing lots of worms and frass at the bus stop on Johnny cake and Madhatter is...
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    Sticky: http://www.shannondale.org/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.shannondale.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11472&stc=1Appalachian Trail north into Maryland,
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    Sticky: http://www.shannondale.org/forum/attachment.php?at...

    http://www.shannondale.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11471&stc=1Cankerworm destruction from the air along the Appalachian Trail Pic taken from over Harpers Ferry going south on the Blue Ridge...
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    Sticky: Can folks who are experiencing a lot of worms,...

    Can folks who are experiencing a lot of worms, frass, defoliation post or pm me your general location please? That way WVDA can check those areas when they are here. Thanks
  8. Below are several links on Foray 48B that were...

    Below are several links on Foray 48B that were provided to us by our consultant who happens to have a PHD in Entomology and Forestry. We talked at length to him about the safety of this product and...
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    Sticky: I want to clarify my previous post. At this point...

    I want to clarify my previous post. At this point the overall cankerworm damage doesn't look quite as bad as last year, but it is still early and many of the worms are only in their third instar and...
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    Sticky: WVDA Barry was checking out our cankerworm...

    WVDA Barry was checking out our cankerworm situation today and overall things look better than last year, at least so far. There are no signs of large scale defoliation yet but it will be another two...
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    Sticky: I agree, that's the most I've seen as well. So...

    I agree, that's the most I've seen as well. So weird since we are so close to each other and I have nothing like that. Next time WVDA is here I'd like to show them your property if that's ok. Also,...
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    Sticky: We're getting positive feedback from several of...

    We're getting positive feedback from several of the really hard hit areas and my property, also hard hit, is looking good... worm, frass, and leaf wise. It's still too soon to know for sure but I've...
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    Sticky: Kensey, you are within a spray block and did get...

    Kensey, you are within a spray block and did get sprayed because you are in the area heavily defoliated last year. Basically the spray blocks include all areas that were heavy defoliated last year...
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    Sticky: The map that Willis posted was NOT the spray...

    The map that Willis posted was NOT the spray block map. It was only a map of the defoliation predictions at the monitoring sites. I have the spray block map and am more than willing for anyone to...
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    Sticky: There are some similarities but there are a lot...

    There are some similarities but there are a lot of differences. For example there was a large spray block around gate one area not on the map Willis posted. I can not post the maps on a website but...
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    The higher elevations that were in the spray...

    The higher elevations that were in the spray block were treated Tuesday 4/28/15, along with all the other spray blocks. The spray was adjusted to accommodate the smaller leaves at the higher...
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    Sticky: I've been told to give it a week and a half post...

    I've been told to give it a week and a half post spray. BT just doesn't have that "knock down" effect like insecticides and it can take a while. They only have to eat a minute amount of the BT and...
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    Sticky: We'd like some feedback on whether anyone is...

    We'd like some feedback on whether anyone is starting to see canker corpses, especially in the areas that were hard hit last year? They are tiny and hard to spot but you might see them more easily on...
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    Sticky: homewardbound, The early leafing trees like...

    homewardbound, The early leafing trees like maples and hickory are going to get damage because the spraying needs to wait until all the later leafing trees like oaks are starting to develop leaves....
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    Sticky: Maps have always been available to anyone who...

    Maps have always been available to anyone who wants to see them. I am not at liberty however to post maps on a website that are generated by a government agency or business. There was a huge map at...
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    Kconant, Mountainside Road is not in the...

    Kconant, Mountainside Road is not in the Shannondale/RVP/JBF survey or spray block so this is why you didn't get a letter and this is why you were not sprayed today.
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    Sticky: Awesome! Thank you for doing this.

    Awesome! Thank you for doing this.
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    Sticky: Yes it all got done today and our mission was...

    Yes it all got done today and our mission was accomplished!!! The Forester did not think it was safe to wait to spray the higher elevations due to the caterpillars becoming too large, so they were...
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    Also, here is some information about the product...

    Also, here is some information about the product that is being sprayed and it is NOT a pesticide. BT is not a chemical, but is a biological agent. It uses a naturally occurring bacterium found in...
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    We sent out a letter on 11/1/14 and in that...

    We sent out a letter on 11/1/14 and in that letter in bold print, it said if you didn't want your property treated to notify us in writing by 3/15/15. We sent out another letter in March extending...
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