|Posted on 5/19/2016 3:01:00 AM.|
The federally regulated insect pest of Ash Trees, the Emerald Ash Borer, has been found in Union Parish. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says the pest originates in Asia and was first found in the U.S. in 2002 and is now in four Louisiana parishes. He says the main way Emerald Ash Borer is transmitted is by the moving of firewood.
|Emerald Ash Borer, Union Parish, LSU Ag Center, Mike Strain|
|Posted on 3/29/2015 8:50:00 AM.|
The state department of agriculture and forestry is setting out traps to track the invasive asian bug called the Emerald Ash Borer. The beetle was discovered recently in Webster Parish and it kills ash trees. Commissioner Mike Strain says the traps will be placed in high risk areas along the interstate, welcome centers and the Mississippi River Delta.
|Mike Strain, Emerald Ash Borer, surveys, Webster Parish|
|Posted on 7/24/2014 4:24:00 AM.|
Following a discovery in Arkansas, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says the USDA is conducting trap surveys across the state to watch for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetles. Strain says the EAB is an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees.
|emerald ash borer, Mike Strain, Agriculture Commissioner, Louisiana|