Pest Alert: Emerald Ash Borer, September 2008

(2008) Pest Alert: Emerald Ash Borer, September 2008. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

A beetle from Asia, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), was identified in July 2002 as the cause of widespread ash (Fraxinus spp.) tree decline and mortality in southeastern Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Larval feeding in the tissue between the bark and sapwood disrupts transport of nutrients and water in a tree, eventually causing branches and the entire tree to die. Tens of millions of ash trees in forest, rural, and urban areas have already been killed or are heavily infested by this pest.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Trees, DNR, Iowa, Emerald Ash Borer, Insect
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 17407
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2014 15:17
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 15:17
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17407