Emerald ash borer dispersal in Maryland: go forth young pest
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In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 93-94.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire), an exotic invasive pest from Asia, was introduced into Maryland in April 2003 via infested nursery stock shipped from Michigan to a nursery in southern Prince George's County. A nursery inspector from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) noticed EAB infested trees at the site in August 2003. A half-mile buffer zone was established around the nursery, and all ash trees within the quarantine zone were destroyed in an effort to eradicate the pest.
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Sargent, Chris; Bean, Dick; Raupp, Michael; Sawyer, Alan J. 2009. Emerald ash borer dispersal in Maryland: go forth young pest