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Fungus Eyed as Stopper of Ash Killing Borer

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Beauveria bassiana , a soilborne fungus already used for keeping many insect pests in check, is being eyed as a possible control for an invasive beetle that has already killed more than 20 million ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario. Agricultural Research Service ( ARS ) entomologist...

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Wasps to be Introduced for EAB Control

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed the release of three parasitic wasps into the United States this summer as a biological control for the Emerald Ash Borer. The release of the wasps are expected to reduce the population of EAB in infested areas and slow the spread rate in the United States. This...

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Urban Tolerant Alternatives to Ash Trees

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The University of Wisconsin Department of Horticulture has developed a poster called," Examples of Under Used, Urban Tolerant Alternatives to Ash Trees ". The poster was prepared by Dr. Laura G. Jull of the Department of Horticulture. Comments: rwolford@uiuc.edu...

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Insects Confused with Emerald Ash Borer

Posted by Ron Wolford -

According to University of Illinois Extension entomologist, Phil Nixon there are a number of insects that are often confused with the Emerald Ash Borer . These insects include the...

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