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Assessing tree care professionals' awareness and knowledge about the Asian Longhorned BeetleAuthor(s): Jason M. Hathaway; Cem M. Basman; Susan C. Barro
Source: In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 397-403
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe level of knowledge and awareness possessed by tree care professionals about the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is critical for the successful detection and eradication of this pest. A small sample of tree care professionals was surveyed about the ALB (from within the City of Chicago) in the summer of 2001. Results indicate that only 35 percent of survey respondents were "informed" (answered all questions correctly) with respect to the four ALB knowledge questions. Only 35 percent of respondents who reported having "high experience" dealing with pest infestations were "informed" with respect to the four ALB knowledge questions. An increased effort in educating professionals in the green industry may result in swift detection and eradication of the ALB and future pest infestations.
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CitationHathaway, Jason M.; Basman, Cem M.; Barro, Susan C. 2003. Assessing tree care professionals'' awareness and knowledge about the Asian Longhorned Beetle. In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 397-403
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