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Working to I.D. Foes of Emerald Ash Borer

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The emerald ash borer, a major threat to ash trees, may have met the enemy, parasitic wasps.And it's now up to researchers, including those at ARS 's Sytematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), to figure precisely who that enemy is. "We know of three species of parasitic wasps that are natural enemies of these beetles," says SEL entomologist Michael Scha...

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Firewood Unintentionally Transports EAB

Posted by Ron Wolford -

What could be more harmless than a bundle of firewood? Depending on where it came from, it could be a Trojan horse for emerald ash borers. "If we could get the word out to citizens and businesses not to take firewood out of quarantined areas, we could contain the infestation of the ash borer," said James Appleby, entomologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is currently again...

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Illinois Department of Agriculture Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has expanded its emerald ash borer quarantine to include all of Kane County. Detections of the tree-killing beetle outside the boundaries of the original quarantine prompted the expansion. The detections occurred in Hampshire, Elgin, Plato and Blackberry Townships and resulted from tree surveys to determine the extent of the Kane County be...

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