Management tactics for emerald ash borer: chemical and biological control

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  • Authors: Poland, Therese M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Herms, Daniel A.; Bauer, Leah S.; Gould, Juli R.; Tluczek, Andrew R.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 46-49.

Abstract

Emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis), an invasive buprestid native to northeast Asia, has killed tens of millions of ash (Fraxinus) trees in infested areas of eastern North America. EAB apparently arrived in infested solid wood packaging materials from China in the early 1990s near Detroit, MI, but was not identified as the cause of local ash mortality until 2002. At that time, very little was known about its biology, and there was no information on how to manage it. Since then, much progress has been made in evaluating control tactics for EAB including the use of insecticides and biological control.

  • Citation: Poland, Therese M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Herms, Daniel A.; Bauer, Leah S.;Gould, Juli R.; Tluczek, Andrew R. 2011. Management tactics for emerald ash borer: chemical and biological control. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 46-49.
  • Posted Date: April 6, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 6, 2011
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