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2010-05-18 10:36:00

Campers Again Urged Not to Haul Firewood from Place to Place HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Graceville, Bedford, County, bringing to 12 the number of Pennsylvania counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. In response to this latest discovery, Redding said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Bedford County. He reminded...

2010-05-12 14:17:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As May ushers in warmer spring weather, an extremely damaging and costly pest to Midwestern ash trees is close behind: the emerald ash borer (EAB). But with the increase in EAB activity comes a new treatment option, a product that can be easily applied and which will reduce the need to cut down beloved ash trees. EAB has already killed tens of millions of ash trees in 13 states stretching from Minnesota to Virginia, and the infestation is...

2010-05-10 16:30:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help combat emerald ash borer (EAB) and other invasive tree pests, Valent Professional Products announced it is launching The Legacy Tree Project. A multi-city, multi-year project due to begin this spring in the Chicagoland area, The Legacy Tree Project aims to preserve the natural history and beauty of America's native trees by providing solutions to control invasive pest populations to communities in need. In the coming...

2010-01-25 13:35:26

At last there's a predator for the most widespread coffee pest, new study shows There is good news for coffee lovers and growers worldwide: A predator for the devastating coffee berry borer has just been discovered in Africa. Looking at coffee berries in Western Kenya, Dr. Juliana Jaramillo from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya, Dr. Eric Chapman from the University of Kentucky, and colleagues have identified a previously unknown predatory thrips* "“...

2009-10-30 15:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Milford Township, Juniata County, bringing to 11 the number of Pennsylvania counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. In response to this latest discovery, Redding said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Juniata County. He reminded residents and visitors to use only locally harvested firewood,...

2009-09-16 06:05:53

UBC researchers have helped developed a cheaper, faster way to compile draft genome sequences that could advance the fight against mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation and improve cancer research. Current sequencing methods have a variety of advantages and disadvantages--including the cost involved. Dr Steven Jones and colleagues at UBC, the BC Cancer Agency and Simon Fraser University have combined cutting edge hardware with novel software to compile genome sequences at a fraction of the...

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2009-09-11 09:24:30

Mark Widrlechner may someday be known as the modern-day Johnny Appleseed for ash trees. As the devastating insect emerald ash borer is working its way across North America destroying almost all the native ash trees it encounters, Widrlechner is rapidly collecting and storing ash tree seeds. Like the legendary Appleseed who planted apple trees across the country, Widrlechner's seed stocks can serve as a national source for reintroducing ash trees once the devastation can be controlled....

2009-09-04 10:38:42

Campers and travelers should burn wood where they buy it to reduce the risk of transporting damaging pests to new areas, scientists in Ohio recommend. Ohio State University's Burn It Where You Buy It program is aimed at reducing the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other invasive pests that hitch a ride in firewood, the university said in a release. The ash borer, a beetle from Asia, spread to North America in wood packaging materials in the 1990s and since has killed at least 70 million...

2009-09-01 08:07:12

The U.S. state of Maine has developed an early-warning system to spot infestations of the emerald ash borer beetle, scientists say. Because the invasive beetles are nearly impossible to detect in trees before it is too late, the Maine state forest service has launched an effort in which thousands of volunteers with nets are catching wasps who may be carrying captured ash borer larvae back to their young, The Boston Globe reported. Forest Service entomologist Colleen Teerling told the...

2009-08-03 17:34:02

A tree-killing fungus near Florida's Everglades National Park could harm the area's $12.7 million avocado industry, agriculture officials said. "At this point, if your tree becomes infected, it will die,'' state Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman Mark Fagan told The Miami Herald. Scientists recently discovered a case of laurel wilt disease, carried by the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, in an avocado sample taken from a grove in Homestead, Fla., between Biscayne National Park and...


Latest Woodboring beetles Reference Libraries

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2005-09-12 09:52:32

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is native to China and Korea where it causes widespread destruction of poplar, willow, elm, and maple throughout vast areas of eastern Asia. Asian longhorned beetles are big, showy insects: shiny and coal black with white spots. Adults are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. On their head is a pair of very long antennae that are alternately ringed in black and white. The antennae are longer than the insect's body. An invasive species in...

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