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2011-09-02 16:53:22

UC Riverside researchers suggest that goldspotted oak borer invasion might be contained by controlling the movement of firewood. A catastrophic infestation of the goldspotted oak borer, which has killed more than 80,000 oak trees in San Diego County in the last decade, might be contained by controlling the movement of oak firewood from that region, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. “This may be the biggest oak mortality event since the...

2011-08-12 00:00:28

Tens of millions of ash trees are being killed by emerald ash borers, a flat headed borer with no natural predators in the United States. Few insecticides have been effective in controlling this attack"”at least, until now. (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Research in Toledo, Ohio shows Optrolâ“ž¢, a concentrated 21.4% imidacloprid formula developed by PlantCare Science, has proven effective in protecting ash trees from emerald ash borer, according to studies by...

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2011-07-10 19:00:57

A team of researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences discovered four new species of jewel beetles (Buprestidae) from South-eastern Asia. This family of beetles is named for their particularly beautiful body and fascinating, shiny colours."All new species belong to the genus Philanthaxia. Before the publication of this study, 61 species had been known from this genus. Currently, it comprises of 65 species, with a primarily Southeast-Asian distribution, except for two species...

2011-07-08 11:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emerald Ash Borer, which causes damage to Pennsylvania's $25 billion hardwoods industry, has been discovered in Huntingdon and Wyoming counties. With these new finds, 21 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest. The public is urged not to transport firewood more than 50 miles from where it was purchased in order to help slow the beetle's spread. "With summer camping trips and bonfires underway, we...

2011-06-02 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station has awarded DTE Energy a $700,000 grant to remove dead and dying ash trees located near power lines, which will help residents in six counties across Southeast Michigan deal with the emerald ash borer. The project is expected to help reduce power outages for customers in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of...

2011-04-26 15:16:21

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are playing a key role in efforts to contain the emerald ash borer's destructive march through the nation's forests. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are testing a fungal pathogen that could be used as a biocontrol, along with the release of non-stinging wasps that are the beetle's natural enemies. Wasps have been released in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, and releases are planned in...

2011-02-18 13:30:00

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry will Benefit from Changes HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the state Emerald Ash Borer quarantine restricting the in-state movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted April 15. However, a federal quarantine remains in effect. The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees and poses a threat to the state's $25...

2010-11-04 09:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding reminded Pennsylvanians--particularly those that heat their homes using wood--that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine remains in effect in 43 counties. The quarantine is designed to restrict the movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood and wood chips. "Consumers who use wood to heat their homes and businesses are urged to burn local firewood only and heed the restrictions on moving...

2010-09-13 10:47:00

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike many insects who damage trees primarily in spring and summer, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle larva wreaks its worst havoc on ash trees through late summer and into the fall months. Traditional guidance says not to treat for this pest in the fall when using other treatment technologies. However, studies have proven that fall is an excellent time to control these destructive pests with Arborjet's trunk injection treatment method. Since it was...

2010-08-10 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-three counties are now under a quarantine that is intended to prevent the spread of the invasive, tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while reminding travelers not to haul firewood between counties. Redding also said that the pest has been found in two additional counties. Beetles were found in Cumberland County at the Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 226 near Carlisle, and in Union...