Emerald Ash Borer in Tennessee

In Tennessee, 271 million ash trees could potentially become infested with the emerald ash borer. Prevention against this pest is the key. Dean Glascock of Arbor Art Tree Care shares information about tree evaluation and treatment options.

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  1. As of July 2016, there are 59 counties in Tennessee which are quarantined for EAB.
  2. Systemic insecticides containing the active ingredients imidacloprid, dinotefuran or emamectin benzoate are commonly used to protect ash trees from EAB.
  3. Emamectin benzoate, derived from a naturally occurring soil bacteraium, has been registered for more than 10 years as a foliar spray to control pests in vegetable and cotton fields and parasitic sea lice in salmon aquaculture.
  4. protecttnforests.org/emerald_ash_borer.htm

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