Fri April 13, 2012
Ohio Department of Agriculture to Battle Gyspy Moths From the Sky
People around southwestern Ohio may be noticing low-flying aircraft spraying the treetops in wooded areas similar to what crop-dusters do for farms. It’s part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s fight against the gypsy moth invasion that’s spreading across the Midwest. ODA spokesman Brett Gates says the aerial attack it just one part of the treatment plan. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Gates to find out more about the problem, and the solution. (to view aerial maps of treatment blocks go to www.agri.ohio.gov ,daily updates are available by calling 1-800-282-1955 ext. 37 after 5pm).