Latest Invasive species News

Kentucky awards contract to expand Asian carp market

Oct. 10, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has awarded a contract for the establishment of a fish house to expand the market for an invasive species, Asian carp. Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a news release Tuesday that Kentucky Fish Center LLC of Wickliffe owned by Angie Yu won the contract. Asian carp...

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Sep. 19, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business. U.S. rose bush producers account for the bulk of that business and face a growing challenge from rose...