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2014-07-22 08:23:43

- Chemical treatment less costly than removal, protects even large ash trees with high density of EAB CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a little more than 10 years EAB has killed in excess of 100 million ash trees throughout the Midwest, with a high percentage of those from urban areas. The presence of the lethal beetle threatens ash in the eastern half of the United States and has now spread west of the Mississippi into Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. A new report by entomologists...

2014-07-10 12:31:41

USDA The spread of damaging invasive forest pests is only partially powered by the insects’ own wings. People moving firewood for camping can hasten and widen the insects’ spread and resulting forest destruction. A new U.S. Forest Service study gives state planners a tool for anticipating the most likely route of human-assisted spread they can use to enhance survey and public education efforts. The study, “Using a Network Model to Assess Risk of Forest Pest Spread via...

2014-05-26 12:30:18

ESA Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material of imported goods, is projected to cause over a billion dollars in damages annually over the next decade. International standards now require expensive fumigation or heat treatment of wood pallets...

2014-05-16 12:34:30

USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station Report says as much as a 52 percent reduction in infestation rate A new international standard for wood packaging material used in international trade is significantly slowing the inadvertent export of stowaway invasive bark- and wood-boring insects, according to a study by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Lead author Robert Haack, a research entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research...

2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2014-04-01 23:26:30

Opportunities and threats to forest utilization and management, such as emerald ash borer, will bring leading minds together for SAF-credited educational tracks, industry tours, and world-class networking at Forest Business Network's summer event. Rochester, MN (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 What are the wood utilization options for urban trees infested by invasive species like the emerald ash borer? Elite minds within the forest products industry will address this question—and many...

2014-02-26 12:22:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Methods to combat an invasive insect pest proving deadly to Pennsylvania's ash trees will be showcased in the coming months in a series of free, public workshops planned across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today. "Municipal officials, landscapers and home and woodland owners all are asking what they can do as this destructive insect spreads steadily across our...

Parasitic Wasp Populations Are Increasing And Expanding In Michigan
2013-06-05 15:49:51

Entomological Society of America The emerald ash borer (EAB), a relatively new invasive insect pest, has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern United States since it was first detected in 2002 in Michigan and Canada. This insect has the potential to kill an estimated seven billion ash trees in urban and rural forests and could cause tens of billions of dollars in damage. To control the EAB, research on its natural enemies was initiated shortly after its discovery,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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