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Plant Health Agricast News

The Plant Health and Pest Preventions Services Agricast is a short audio podcast that provides answers by experts in the fields of agriculture and environmental protection.


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Click here to listen to Dr. Carrie Jones, medical public health doctor with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments, talk about the Btk treatment for gypsy moth.

A Physician Talks About the Btk Treatment for Gypsy Moth

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Guest: Dr. Carrie Jones, a physician trained in preventive medicine and a medical public health doctor with the Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Section, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments (OEHHA). Dr. Jones answers questions pertaining to the Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) treatment for the eradication of the highly destructive invasive pest, the gypsy moth.

Click here to listen to Dr. Tom Smith, state forester and entomologist, answer questions about the destructive gypsy moth and its impact on our environment.

The Destructive Gypsy Moth and Its Impact on our Environment

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Guest: Dr. Tom Smith, State Forester and entomologist with the Pest Management Program, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Dr. Smith will answer questions about the notoriously destructive gypsy moth and its impact on our environment.

For more information on the gypsy moth, please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/GypsyMoth/.