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Using Tempo to control emerald ash borer: a comparison of trunk and foliage sprays

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McCullough, Deborah G.; Cappaert, David L.; Poland, Therese M.

Year Published

2005

Publication

In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Proceedings of the emerals ash borer research and development meeting; 2004 October 5-6; Romulus, MI. FHTET 2004-15. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 44-45.

Abstract

Insecticide sprays may provide arborists, landscapers, and regulatory officials with a useful option to control emerald ash borer (EAB) in some situations. In our 2003 studies, we found that two applications of Tempo (a pyrethroid insecticide) significantly reduced the density of EAB larvae relative to unsprayed trees. It was not clear, however, whether this control reflected mortality of adult EAB that fed on sprayed foliage or mortality of newly eclosed larvae chewing through the bark.

Citation

McCullough, Deborah G.; Cappaert, David L.; Poland, Therese M. 2005. Using Tempo to control emerald ash borer: a comparison of trunk and foliage sprays. In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Proceedings of the emerals ash borer research and development meeting; 2004 October 5-6; Romulus, MI. FHTET 2004-15. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 44-45.

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