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Evaluation of firewood bagging and vacuum treatment for regulatory control of emerald ash borer

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Poland, Therese M.; Kuhn, Tina M.; Zhangjing, Chen; Diss-Torrance, Andrea; Clark, Erin L.

Year Published

2008

Publication

In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 24-26.

Abstract

Since its discovery in Detroit, Michigan, in 2002, the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), has caused extensive mortality of ash (Fraxinus spp.) as it has spread across southeast Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada (Haack et al. 2002, Poland and McCullough 2006). In addition to this core infested area, numerous outlier populations have been found throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario, Canada, as well as isolated infestations in Maryland, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Spread of A. planipennis is a result of natural dispersal and human-assisted movement of infested materials, including movement of ash nursery stock, logs, and firewood. Agrilus planipennis can survive and emerge from logs cut from infested trees; therefore, movement of ash logs from infested to uninfested counties is regulated by a federal quarantine (USDA APHIS 2003).

Citation

Poland, Therese M.; Kuhn, Tina M.; Zhangjing, Chen; Diss-Torrance, Andrea; Clark, Erin L. 2008. Evaluation of firewood bagging and vacuum treatment for regulatory control of emerald ash borer. In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 24-26.

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