Mark Shour
Pest Management and the Environment

515-294-5963
mshour@iastate.edu

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An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist, in collaboration with an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship entomologist, has written a new publication to help Iowans identify signs of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a revised publication on how to protect ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer damage. Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, is available for free download from the Extension and Outreach Online Store.

The Iowa Gypsy Moth Management Team will conduct public meetings in northeastern Iowa on April 16 and April 17 to discuss gypsy moth management actions for summer 2013. The meetings are free and open to the public.

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer team.

Informational meetings to address the gypsy moth, a well-known pest of trees, and the proposed action to control it will be held March 1 and 2 at three northeast Iowa locations.