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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program News

Gypsy Moth Defoliation Becoming More Apparent in Some Areas of the State
A gypsy moth caterpillar measuring 2 inches in length viewed on 6/20/2018 in Amherst, MA. (Photo: T. Simisky)

Where Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillars are present in large numbers, defoliation is becoming apparent as caterpillars continue to grow in size and feed.

Late Blight of Tomato Detected in Massachusetts
Late blight of tomato

This disease is caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora infestans and can affect both tomatoes and potatoes.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Dying Across Massachusetts

Droopy, juicy, or shriveled caterpillars are seen hanging from tree trunks and branches.