OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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.