WALDO, Ohio Ã¢â¬â Join Ohio and Michigan experts as they present the latest findings on the emerald ash borer (EAB), Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the town of Waldo, between Marion and Delaware, Ohio.
Now that more than a third of OhioÃ¢â¬â¢s 88 counties are under quarantine because of this exotic, invasive killer of ash trees, the need for research-based information has become even more important, said Amy Stone, an educator with the Lucas County office of Ohio State University Extension and coordinator of the Ohio State University EAB Outreach Team.
Ã¢â¬ÅEAB Research Update: What We Need to Know and What We Need to LearnÃ¢â¬Â is the perfect opportunity for green industry professionals, land managers, forest-products industry professionals, community officials in charge of tree resources and others to learn what they can do to deal with this devastating insect pest.
Ã¢â¬ÅEAB is a threat to all of our ash trees in Ohio and beyond and will be something that everyone will face,Ã¢â¬Â Stone said. Ã¢â¬ÅPlans to manage for EAB may vary greatly depending upon each unique situation Ã¢â¬â one tree versus 10,000 trees, street trees versus woodland trees, young trees versus mature trees Ã¢â¬â but the issue should be addressed now. Once EAB arrives, trees decline and die very rapidly. Those who have already experienced EAB firsthand urge others to be proactive and try to stay ahead of the borer.Ã¢â¬Â
The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presentations include:
Ã¢â¬Â¢Research and Extension 101, Joe Boggs, OSU Extension.
Ã¢â¬Â¢Biology, Life Cycle, Rate of Spread, Trap Trees and Host Findings, Deb McCulough, Michigan State University, and Therese Poland, U.S. Forest Service.
Ã¢â¬Â¢The Potential Economic Impact of EAB in Ohio, Davis Sydnor, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
Ã¢â¬Â¢Ecological Impacts of EAB, Anne Marie Smith, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Ã¢â¬Â¢Rates of Ash Decline in the Forest, Kamal JK Gandhi, OARDC.
Ã¢â¬Â¢Resistant Ash, Host Preference, Dan Herms, OARDC and OSU Extension.
Ã¢â¬Â¢Insecticide Treatments, McCullough.
Registration is $55 and includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and a resource packet. The deadline to register is Nov. 2. To sign up, go to http://lucas-cms.ag.ohio-state.edu/emerald-ash-borer-research-seminar and click on the Ã¢â¬ÅOnline registration formÃ¢â¬Â; or contact Barbara Northrup at (419) 578-6783.
The seminar will be held at All Occasions Catering, 6869 Waldo-Delaware Rd. in Waldo.
For more information about EAB, log on to http://ashalert.osu.edu.
OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio StateÃ¢â¬â¢s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.