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2008-09-24 03:00:17

By Graef, Alicia Controversial Measures to Save the Nation's Ash Trees Hundreds of Chinese wasps, each no larger than a sesame seed, were released in Michigan last summer in the latest effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to control the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The tiny iridescent green beetle hitched a ride in cargo from Asia to Michigan in the 1990s and decimated more than 25 million ash trees in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Ontario before bringing its...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the City of Sault Ste. Marie. The infestation is located in a residential area of the city near the intersection of MacDonald Avenue and Pim Street. This is the first find of the pest in northern Ontario. This invasive beetle does not spread quickly on its own. In fact, it is most commonly spread when people move materials which it has infested. Moving these materials even just a few...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - Officials confirmed the first appearance of the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin, a finding that could put nearly 750 million trees in the state in jeopardy.State Department of Natural Resources foresters took samples from a group of dying ash trees near the village of Newburg in Ozaukee County last week. A United States Department of Agriculture lab in Romulus, Mich., detected the insect in the samples, and a lab at the Smithsonian Institution...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

Allstate Insurance Company announced today an eight-state test expansion for Allstate Green(sm), its innovative eco-friendly insurance option that saves customers money and earmarks contributions to local environmental causes. The expansion comes on the heels of promising results from phase one market tests in Colorado and Ohio. Original markets will continue with testing and be joined by expansion states Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas....

2008-07-30 18:00:32

An invading Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer, has been found in trees in southern Missouri for the first time, scientists say. The beetles were trapped in a camp ground at Wappapello Lake near Poplar Bluff, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. They were recently identified as emerald ash borers. The borers were first discovered near Detroit in 2002. Since then, they have devastated ash trees in Michigan and have spread through at least six states, West Virginia, Maryland,...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Nicole L. Cullison, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, +1- 717-787-5085 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashley Walter, a Purdue University graduate and national standout in invasive species management, has been named Pennsylvania's new invasive species coordinator, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today. Walter will work closely with the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council and local, state and federal agencies to...

2008-07-05 00:00:11

The emerald ash borer, a colorful beetle from Asia that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in seven U.S. states, was first reported in the U.S. in 2002. This month, forestry officials announced that the ash borer had been found within the city limits of Chicago. U. of I. Extension entomologist Phil Nixon talks about the infestation with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates. Is it possible to stop this bug? Probably not. It is likely to eventually eliminate ash trees in North...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

KNOXVILLE - A little green beetle has killed millions of ash trees in Michigan and the bugs may be spreading south. Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are worried the Asian emerald ash borer could be brought into the park on visitors' firewood. Park crews already are waging a costly and time-consuming battle against the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that destroys hemlock trees. Biologists say it's only a matter of time before the emerald ash borer reaches the...

2007-11-14 03:00:00

By Daly, Pete WALKER - Bernie Kamps is well aware of the battle with the emerald ash borer. Starting in August and continuing through October, the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been releasing thousands of tiny Chinese wasps in Michigan that will feed on the emerald ash borer (EAB). "I have high hopes for that little wasp," said Kamps, founder and owner of Kamps Pallets, a $60 million company doing business in three states with 500 employees. The EAB...

2007-07-16 22:15:45

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A wood-boring insect that kills pine trees and also has turned up in New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario has been detected in Michigan, state and federal officials said Monday. A single specimen of the Sirex Woodwasp was collected from a trap in Macomb County on July 6 and identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The insect is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. It first was found in North America in Oswego, N.Y., in 2004 and since has been...


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