Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Next tree invasion looming Winnipeg sets up traps as Asian emerald ash borer reaches Minneapolis

Bracing for an invasion of tree killers, traps have been set up around the city for the arrival of the deadly Asian emerald ash borer. The tunnelling beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees in eastern Canada and the … Continue reading

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Ash borer threatens Ottawa farm’s rare trees

The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found at the edge of Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, threatening some of its rare, valuable ashes. “It was a bit of a shock,” said David Barkley, manager of forestry services for the City … Continue reading

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Destructive emerald ash borer has yet to show in Waterloo Region

Generally we like this article. It is well written and contains very useful information about emerald ash borer. However, we disagree with the statement that treatments are “pricey”. The term “pricey” is very subjective. Treatment costs may be “affordable” when … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer – A practical discussion on saving your trees

Emerald Ash Borer is creeping into our ash trees undetected, destroying them from the inside, and threatens to devastate our urban forests, leaving many neighborhoods without trees. The financial impact to cities will be enormous if these trees come down. … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection, Use, and Environmental Protection.

The follwoing four page docuement was produced by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota Extension, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in May 2010. Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection, Use, and Environmental Protection Note: In … Continue reading

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CFIA Deploys Traps to Detect Emerald Ash Borer

Ottawa – As part of its efforts to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), this summer the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be using a new insect trap to detect and monitor the insect’s spread. In … Continue reading

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EAB Publication by McKenzie et al. – Azadirachtin: An Effective Systemic Insecticide for Control of EAB

The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), an invasive pest discovered in North America in 2002, is now well established and threatens ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees throughout the continent. Experiments were conducted to 1) examine the efÞcacy of … Continue reading