Seven years ago, in anticipation of EAB, LDAF began surveying forests using sticky pheromone traps. After EAB was discovered in Arkanasas in July, 2014, LDAF, in concert with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-PPQ), and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), developed an EAB response plan. The plan was comprised of three main functions: surveys, outreach, and regulatory oversight. Industry and academia has also been involved in the education and outreach efforts.
|Emerald Ash Borer by David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org|
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