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Invasive Species Resources

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Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Iowa Great Lakes Water Safety Council.
Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

Mississippi State University. Extension.

Iowa State University. Extension and Outreach. Pesticide Safety Information Program.
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is an exotic insect pest from Asia. The flattened, creamy white larval stage feeds below the bark and cuts off the living, water and nutrient conducting vessels causing tree death. EAB has been found in 13 Iowa counties (Allamakee, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Muscatine, Story, Union, and Wapello). As of February 2014, all 99 counties in Iowa have been quarantined (Treatment Map) by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to slow the movement of this destructive pest to non-quarantined areas/states.
Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Mississippi's ash trees are living on borrowed time. Every day the emerald ash borer is not detected in Mississippi is a minor victory. Infestations in surrounding Tennessee (detected 2010 near Nashville), Arkansas (detected in 2014 near Hot Springs) and north-central Louisiana (2015) continue to expand, despite quarantines in those areas. Most frighteningly, EAB was confirmed in Calhoun County, Alabama in October 2016. EAB now has Mississippi surrounded, and it is likely only a matter of time before it finds its way here. To prevent the spread of this and other non-native beetles, do not move firewood. Firewood is a vehicle for movement of tree-killing forest pests including EAB and Asian longhorned beetle. See Forest Health Articles for more pest alerts.
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.