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Invasive Species Resources

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Oklahoma State University. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Mississippi State University. Extension.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Oklahoma Forestry Services.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Oklahoma Forestry Services.
With the quarantine of ash trees in Arkansas, the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to millions of Oklahoma ash trees intensifies for southeastern Oklahoma, especially McCurtain and Le Flore counties. As the pest is literally next door, Oklahoma Forestry Services is asking Oklahomans to help prevent the infestation spread and be on the lookout and report any signs that the insect is in the state. Please notify Oklahoma Forestry Services at 405-522-6158 if you see signs of EAB infestation in ash trees. For more information about the Emerald Ash Borer visit www.forestry.ok.gov/tree-pest-alerts.
Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Plant Diseases-Topical for more fact sheets
North Dakota State University Agriculture and University Extension.
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.
Oklahoma State University. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
Note: Maps of potential range expansion for the red imported fire ant in Oklahoma and the United States
Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Mississippi Forestry Commission.
See also: Forest Health Articles for more diseases
Mississippi State University. Extension.
North Dakota State University. Extension Service.
Publication W1132
Mississippi State University. Extension Service.
Oklahoma State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Pest Management for more publications
Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.
See also: Species Factsheets for more fact sheets