Control of emerald ash borer: Timing, formulation, and trunk injection method
David Cappaert, email@example.com, Michigan State Univ, Dept. of Entomology, 1112 Olden Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, Deborah G. McCullough, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology, 243 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI, Therese Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, 1407 South Harrison Rd., Ste. 220, East Lansing, MI, and Phillip A. Lewis, email@example.com, USDA APHIS-PPQ, Bldg 1398 W. Truck Rd, Otis ANGB, MA.
The exotic emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is a lethal pest that attacks and invariably destroys unprotected Fraxinus spp. in its current southeast Michigan range. In 2003 trials, trunk injection of imidaclprid provided variable levels of control. Follow-up experiments in 2004 sought to understand the effects of injection on EAB by measuring imidacloprid distribution over time and between tissues (phloem, xylem sap, foliage); mortality and feeding inhibition on adult EAB; and larval density. These measures were used to compare injection methods (mauget and arborjet), application timing, and pesticide formulation.
Species 1: Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilusplanipennis (emerald ash borer) Keywords: Fraxinus