Scientists who are monitoring the invasive pest in Minnesota have wrapped up the first year of a three-year study and say they found fewer infested trees than they expected and low numbers of the beetles in those that are infested.
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Emerald ash borer study offers some surprising results
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they found fewer infested trees than expected in Minnesota's initial infestation area. Scientists conducting the branch sampling study also noticed fewer green beetles in the affected trees.
MDA enlisting dogs to detect emerald ash borer
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hoping trained detection dogs will help locate ash trees infested with the invasive beetles. The organization Working Dogs for Conservation claims to have found encouraging results in training dogs to find emerald ash borers.
Ag officials 'formalize' ash borer quarantine for four counties
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Monday ordered an emerald ash borer quarantine for Hennepin, Ramsey, Winona and Houston counties. That means any material that could contain the pest, such as firewood, is considered a "regulated article" and cannot be moved outside the quarantined area.
Effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer continues in Minnesota
MPR reports the Department of Agriculture will start hanging about 6,500 purple traps next week throughout the state. The beetle has already killed and infested millions of ash trees across the country, including several hundred in the Twin Cities metro.
Ash borer infests trees near historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul
City workers are cutting down the old-growth trees in hopes of stopping the pest from spreading even farther. The city has already chopped down hundreds of infected trees this year.
Ash borers' first new infestation of year is at Ft. Snelling golf course
Minnesota made it through most of the summer without a new infestation of the emerald ash borer. But that's ended now that the pest has turned up in trees at the Fort Snelling Golf Club. The Agriculture Department will check nearby Dakota County to see if it should be added to the list of four counties where firewood is quarantined because of the bug.
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