If you live anywhere in east Texas and have an ash tree you love, you may want to check out this new webinar on emerald ash borer.
The webinar reviews some history and background on the new invasive pest that is likely to enter Texas very soon. I was invited to present on this topic by Dr. Mengmeng Gu as part of her Spring Quick-Bite webinar series this week. So fair warning that you will be listening to me for 43 minutes.
The webinar goes over some basic biology and how to identify the EAB. I also discuss control strategies and what pesticides are being used to manage this pest. Although the prognosis for Texas ash is uncertain, we do have the advantage of 10 years of research managing this beetle in the midwestern states. In addition, new biological control agents show some promise for slowing the natural advance of this pest.
So check it out. You owe it to someone you love.