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Emerald Ash Borer Management Workshop April 25


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Press release submitted by University of Illinois Extension Office


Emerald Ash Borer Management Workshop April 25, Kewanee, IL

Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was unknown in Illinois until June 2006 when it was discovered in Northeast Illinois. Since then EAB has been discovered in 41 Illinois counties. In 2012 EAB was found on a trap in Henry County at a park on the northwest side of Kewaunee.

EAB is a small, metallic-green beetle native to Asia. Its larvae burrow into the bark of ash trees (Fraxinus species), and feeds on the vascular system causing the trees to starve and eventually die. Since the first detection of the pest near Detroit Michigan in 2002, it has killed more than 25 million ash trees. If not controlled this small green borer could wipe out the ash tree species in North America.

What do you know about identifying this pest? What control options are available and when is the best time to apply? As municipalities face this pest how are they going to manage their street and public ash tree inventories?

An Emerald Ash Borer Management Workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 25 at the Black Hawk College Community Education Center in Kewanee from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Agriculture will present EAB history, lifecycle and control options, EAB and ash tree identification tips, recommended replacement trees, and explain what being in the state quarantine means to Henry County.

This program is co-sponsored with Henry County Farm Bureau and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District. There is no fee to attend but you must pre-register to receive lunch. Seating is limited. Pre-registration will begin Feb. 16. To register online visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs/ and select the link on the right side of the page, or call #309-756-9978 after registration opens. Pre-registration will end April 23, 2013.



















 



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