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Base of dead stems after die-off (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Open water visible through thinning stand of Phragmites (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Healthier stand of Phragmites – Notice the lack of dead stems (Photo: Ian Knight)

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Unhealthy Phragmites – Notice the number of dead stems (Photo: Ian Knight)

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Invasive water hyacinth encroaching on Phragmites (Photo: Madeline Gill)

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Phragmites helps protect oil and gas infrastructure (Photo: Ian Knight)

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Taro replacing Phragmites after die-off (Photo: Madeline Gill)

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Mature Female scales (Photo: Ian Knight)

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Immature female scales (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Crawler stage of the scale (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Heavy scale infestation (Photo: Ian Knight)

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Jim Cronin collecting data from thinning Phragmites patch (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Leslie Aviles (left) and Rodrigo Diaz (right) in the LSU Phragmites common garden (Photo: Madeline Gill)

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Leslie Aviles (left) and Madeline Gill (right) inspect stems for scales (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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Blake Wilson testing chemical management options for the scale (Photo: Rodrigo Diaz)

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All the roseau cane is senescent over the winter, but differences in performance between ‘Delta’ and ‘European’ varieties are very obvious from the air. (Photo: Ian Knight, February 6, 2018)

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It is difficult to say whether how much stand loss like that observed here is due to the scale and how much was lost during hurricane Nate. How sites like this recover in 2018 will provide insight into the extent of the die-offs. (Photo: Ian Knight, February 6, 2018)

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Low water levels on the river expose channel banks where cane has retreated. (Photo: Madeline Gill, February 14, 2018)

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