North Carolina State University Extension will hold an one-hour Emerald Ash Borers: Where do we Stand webinar on May 5th at noon EDT.
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood-boring pest of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Native to China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Russian Far East, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Today, EAB infestations have been detected in 35 states throughout the U.S.
Since its discovery, EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America and cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators and forest products industries hundreds of millions of dollars. Recently, USDA-APHIS changed its approach to fight the EAB infestation, and removed the federal domestic EAB quarantine regulations as they have not proven effective in slowing the spread.
In this webinar, Dr. Kelly Oten from NC State University Extension will provide an update on EAB distribution, impacts, novel management approaches and steps we can take to limit population dispersal of this deadly pest.
To take part in this webinar, register at http://forestrywebinars.net/webinars/emerald-ash-borer-where-do-we-stand?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub