Cornell Plans to Fight Hemlock-Killing Bug With $1.2 Million Biocontrol Lab

Though the hemlock woolly adelgid may stretch less than a millimeter in size, its destructive effects widely surpass its size and a recently-announced $1.2 million lab will soon be working to exterminate it entirely.

Cornell and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the establishment of a laboratory dedicated to the eradication of this insect species, detrimental to New York State’s hemlock populations.