The Department of Agriculture wants to make you a deputy


Although the USDA grows ever more vigilant about screening for imported pests, the government agency is asking gardeners to act as a second line of defense in screening for destructive invaders. If you detect an insect or a disease presence which you cannot identify, you are asked to report your observation, take a photo, and, ideally, turn over a specimen of said curiosity to your state department of agriculture or forestry. Read more here.

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