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Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Current Emerald Ash Borer Information.
« Reply #520 on: July 19, 2016, 12:48:01 PM »
 Eye of the Beetle: How the Emerald Ash Borer Sees May Be Key to Stopping It

        (Provo, UT - July 5) - Researchers at Brigham Young University may have found a way
        to stop emerald ash borers based on opsins in their eyes which could potentially be
        shut down, preventing them from finding their home or a mate.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160705160202.htm

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« Reply #521 on: July 19, 2016, 04:16:35 PM »
Has shown up in Houston, Texas
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« Reply #522 on: July 20, 2016, 08:26:32 AM »
They announced on the news yesterday that White County, Tennessee has been added to the quarantine list. :(
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Re: Current Emerald Ash Borer Information.
« Reply #523 on: July 20, 2016, 07:13:33 PM »
I know of two very nice Ash trees on my property that have died.  I have no idea of the cause.  There were dead limbs in the crowns last year and one of them actually sprouted some green this Spring, but the leaves died.  My plans are to harvest and saw them.
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« Reply #524 on: July 21, 2016, 09:35:32 AM »
Please see below information pertaining an informational meeting being hosted by Texas Agrilife Extension and Texas A&M Forest Service about the current emerald ash borer (EAB) situation in Harrison County and the emergency quarantine that went into effect July 11th. There is no RSVP required to attend and we encourage you to attend this meeting to learn more about EAB, current monitoring efforts and the current quarantine. Other cooperators attending this public meeting include USDA-APHIS, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Forestry Association.

 
 

The emergency quarantine enacted by Texas Department of Agriculture restricts the movement of Ash timber and all hardwood firewood to counties/areas outside the current quarantine boundary of Harrison County. The purpose of the quarantine is to help minimize the movement of EAB through human activities such as firewood distribution and log movement. More information in regards to the quarantine and the path forward will be provided at the meeting on July 25th.

 



 
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« Reply #525 on: July 22, 2016, 11:42:07 AM »
So once the ash borers kill all the ash trees, what will they target next, do they have a clue?
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Re: Current Emerald Ash Borer Information.
« Reply #526 on: July 23, 2016, 03:13:59 PM »
There are no other known food sources for EAB.

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« Reply #527 on: July 23, 2016, 11:13:54 PM »
that they are telling us  any way   someone said they are going to the hard maple  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

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« Reply #528 on: July 25, 2016, 02:29:48 PM »
Going to the meeting tonight in Marshall to learn how the quarantine could impact our business. 

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« Reply #529 on: July 25, 2016, 03:41:42 PM »
There are no other known food sources for EAB.
Just because they can't live off it doesn't mean that they wouldn't try, like fleas on people, they will bite the crap out of you.
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« Reply #530 on: July 27, 2016, 08:17:57 AM »
I know of two very nice Ash trees on my property that have died.  I have no idea of the cause.  There were dead limbs in the crowns last year and one of them actually sprouted some green this Spring, but the leaves died.  My plans are to harvest and saw them.

Hey MM,
  That sure sounds like how they effect the trees. The ashes in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains look just like that with the crown dying first. Mississippi is supposed to be free so far, but they are moving pretty fast.
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« Reply #531 on: July 27, 2016, 08:47:36 AM »
There are no other known food sources for EAB.
Just because they can't live off it doesn't mean that they wouldn't try, like fleas on people, they will bite the crap out of you.
Very early on Michigan forced the adult EAB to lay eggs on Maple & Walnut (maybe other species), the eggs hatched but the larvae was not able to survive on the / in the cambium of those trees.

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Re: Current Emerald Ash Borer Information.
« Reply #532 on: August 11, 2016, 03:47:23 PM »
EAB found in another county in Arkansas now, Randolph.

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« Reply #533 on: October 28, 2016, 11:56:52 AM »
Emerald Ash Borer May Become a Problem for Olive Growers

 (Dayton, OH - October 24) - Researchers at Wright State University have discovered
 that the emerald ash borer, which has already killed tens of millions of ash trees, has
 also become a threat to certain types of olive trees.

https://entomologytoday.org/2016/10/24/emerald-ash-borer-may-become-a-problem-for-olive-growers/

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« Reply #534 on: June 06, 2019, 07:05:24 PM »
For a long time, Vermont was surrounded by states (and a Canadian province) with Emerald Ash Borer, but none had been cited here. A couple years ago, it was spotted in one spot, then more recently in a second location.

I had always figured it was here, we just hadn't spotted it yet. Now it has just been confirmed in Bristol, VT, just a few miles down the road from me. It was inevitable, but it's still depressing to find it so nearby.
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« Reply #535 on: June 11, 2019, 03:26:25 PM »
What do folks know about the effectiveness of TreeAzin, an insecticide injected into Ash trees to protect from EAB? A few folks in our town are interested in protecting some of their yard trees or other trees of sentimental value. This was being discussed as a possibility. Apparently, it's listed for use in organic crops by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
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« Reply #536 on: June 18, 2019, 07:24:59 AM »
They are now using a parasitic wasp that is released to kill EAB. It has just finished trials before it's release. Both US and Canada have been releasing it at different sites two times a year. They just started it here in NB. I think they release 500 - 1000 at each site. The parasite is already in the larva of the EAB, which are inside branches or sticks.
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« Reply #537 on: July 15, 2019, 11:45:30 AM »
They have been found in parts of Maine.
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« Reply #538 on: July 15, 2019, 07:53:52 PM »
They have made their way to the Delmarva peninsula, where I work now has the largest white ash in the county and it looks like they have mostly killed it off. I need to convince the boss to let me purchase a saw with the ability to run a 36" bar and it will take a full cut from both sides.
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« Reply #539 on: July 16, 2019, 03:30:57 AM »
I have seen the odd ash that is dead or dying, but not sure yet that it is borer because we always have ash that die suddenly. Something hit two ash in the yard years ago, stone dead in a week, leaves withered. I have 2 black ash on the lawn, still thriving. One shades the garden, the corn is affected on the end of the row, shade most of the day, 6-8" shorter.
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