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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF EMERALD ASH BORER IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Study emerald ash borers and associated parasitoids.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Ash logs and/or other plant and insect samples will be collected, stored, and sampled to investigate the biology and behavior of the emerald ash borer and associated parasitoids.


3.Progress Report:

Approximately two to four EAB-infested ash trees were felled and debarked from each of three sites for recovery of previously released biocontrol agents. ARS scientist assisted in the development of sampling procedures for the evaluation of the establishment and impact of released biocontrol agents against EAB populations in Maryland, while the Maryland Department of Agriculture helped ARS with collecting, storing, and sampling EAB infested ash logs for recovery of EAB adults and associated parasitoids.


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