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Emerald Ash Borer Control

This collection pulls together some recent literature regarding tools to help control the spread of EAB.

Recent research has shown that several chemical and biological agents are providing promising results in controlling the spread the EAB. The USDA APHIS in Michigan is testing the effects of three parasitoids (Tetrastichus planipennisi, Oobius agrili, and Spathius agili) to consume the EAB at various stages of its development. The Canadian Forest Service has been injecting a naturally-produced compound from the Neem seed which appears to be effective in inhibiting EAB larval development and preventing adult emergence. A third compound, emamectin benzoate (marketed under the name of Tree-age), has received emergency licensing in several states as a chemical to be injected into Fraxinus species to kill EAB larvae and adults.

Proposed Release of Three Parasitoids for the Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer in the Continental United States
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant HealthInspection Service (APHIS) and Forest Service (FS) are proposing torelease three insect parasitoid species for the biological control(biocontrol) of the nonindigenous emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilusplanipennis). This environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared,consistent with USDA, APHIS' National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA) implementing procedures (Title 7 of the Code of FederalRegulations (CFR), part 372). It examines the potential effects on thequality of the human environment that may be associated with the releaseof these biocontrol agents to control infestations of EAB within thecontinental United States. This EA considers the potential effects of theproposed action and its alternatives, including no action.
Emerald Ash Borer Maps
Emerald Ash Borer Programs
This link to the USDA APHIS website, presents various publications regarding EAB eradication programs in the United States.
Ontario Protects Forest Health
McGuinty Government Approves Of New Tool To Fight Emerald Ash Borer
Tree-age may help with emerald ash borer
"Tree-age" is similar to the medical process of triage, which determines treatment to those who may survive with proper care. In this case, the patient is Fraxinus species, known as Ash.
Insects, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Invasive Species
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