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Plant Industry - Plant Protection Section
Entomological Services - Gypsy Moth Program
2014 Proposed Gypsy Moth treatments

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services proposes to treat six blocks with either a single application of Mating Disruption or a double application of Btk.  Block descriptions may be found below.  Click on the block name to view a map of the proposed block.

As part of the Environmental Assessment process, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will hold a series of evening meetings to solicit comment regarding the proposed treatment plans from the general public.  Information about the public meetings may be obtained by phone at (919) 707-3730.

Northwestern Warren County
This 1,804 acre proposed treatment area in Warren County is located 6 miles northwest of Norlina extending approximately from just east of Oine Rd to just west of Burchette Rd. The area is rural and dominated by large expanses of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural fields. There are approximately 60 houses in the area. Newmans Creek and Smith Creek enter the area from the south and exit to the east. There are also several smaller tributaries and two small ponds within the area. Along the creeks, bottomland hardwood forest predominates, represented by river birch, sycamore, willow, and sweetgum. The remainder of the area is pine plantations and mixed pine-hardwood forest. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2012 and 2013 trapping results. In 2013, there were two high moth catches (15 and 19 moths per trap) and seven lower catches (1 to 3 moths per trap). In 2012, there was one high catch (10 moths) and six lower catches (2 to 3 moths per trap). The proposed treatment is one aerial application of mating disruption.

Public meeting: Thursday, February 6, 6:00 pm, Warren County Memorial Library, 119 South Front Street, Warrenton, NC 27589

Western Rockingham County
This 174 acre proposed treatment area in Rockingham County is located 3 miles northwest of Madison near the intersection of K Fork Rd and Cardinal Rd. The area is rural and dominated by a mix of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural fields. There are approximately 9 houses in the area. Little Beaver Island Creek enters the northwestern corner of the area and exits the northeastern corner. There are also a few smaller tributaries and one small pond within the area. Various tree species are present, including oak, hickory, Virginia pine, sweetgum, sycamore, cedar, willow, birch, and many others. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2012 and 2013 trapping results. In 2013, there were two high moth catches (8 and 16 moths per trap) and one 1 catch. In 2012, there was one high catch (7 moths). The proposed treatment is one aerial application of mating disruption.

Public meeting: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm, Vera Holland Community Center (adjacent to the Stoneville Public Library), 201 East Main Street, Stoneville, NC 27048

Northern Rockingham County
This 517 acre proposed treatment area in Rockingham County is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Eden extending from just east of Rhodes Rd to just west of Beck Rd. The area is rural and dominated by a mix of uninhabited woodlands and agricultural fields. There are approximately 36 houses in the area. Matrimony Creek enters the northwest corner of the area and exits the southeast corner. The confluence of Matrimony Creek and Poplar Branch is within the area. There are also a few smaller tributaries and one small pond within the area. The predominant tree species are oak, hickory, birch, pine, and tulip poplar. Numerous viable egg masses have been found in the area. This area was selected as a proposed treatment based on 2012 and 2013 trapping results. In 2013, there were three high moth catches (6, 8, and 8 moths per trap) and three lower catches (1 to 4 moths per trap) with several more low catches nearby. In 2012, there was one high catch (36 moths) and one low catch (4 moths). This block is proposed to receive one aerial application of mating disruption.

Public meeting: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm, Vera Holland Community Center (adjacent to the Stoneville Public Library), 201 East Main Street, Stoneville, NC 27048

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041