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Low flying airplanes may be heard and seen by residents of Allamakee and Jackson counties next week. The planes will be releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs.
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Chickasaw, Franklin and Jones counties for the first time, bringing the total to 69 counties in Iowa where this invasive insect has been detected.
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Audubon and Guthrie counties for the first time. EAB larvae were collected from infested trees in rural Exira (Audubon County) and Casey (Guthrie County). The invasive, tree-killing pest has been found in 71 Iowa counties since 2010.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.
The invasive emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Cerro Gordo and Webster counties. This exotic pest that attacks and kills ash tree species has now been confirmed in 73 Iowa counties.