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From our blog: Beetle-trapping wasps help scientists track invasive pests

WaspLittle League, school and travel-club baseball teams are not the only ones making use of baseball diamonds these days.

Some fields are also home to Cerceris fumipennis, a native, non-stinging wasp that helps scientists keep track of beetles — both the good ones and the bad.

With North Carolina now among the states with the highly destructive emerald ash borer, scientists are interested in knowing what types of beetles cerceris wasps are capturing. Read More>>

Workshops for food businesses planned

Food businesses looking for feedback about their products and advice on business matters can register for upcoming workshops offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.