Departmental News

Forest Service Attaching EAB in Louisiana

The emerald ash borer was detected in Louisiana in February 2015, and since that time local officials have been working towards a way to control the insect. In a join effort between the LSU AgCenter, the U.S. Forest Service, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and USDA APHIS, parasitoid wasps have been released in the EAB-positive regions of the state as a means of biocontrol. 

Saving Ash Trees, One Decoy at a Time

Researchers at Penn State have found a way to lure more male emerald ash borers into traps.

New EAB Locations Map as of May 2015

This map is produced by the USDA Cooperative Emerald Ash Borer Project. Updates are often monthly. Additions to this map from the April 2015 map are: The addition of the initial detections in Dallas County, IA; Fillmore County, MN; Marshall, Preston, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties, WV; and Green County, WI. Additions to the Federal EAB quarantine since the April 1st map are: Dakota County, MN and effective May 1st 2015 the expansion of the quarantine to include all of the State of New York.