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    Author(s): Leah S. Bauer; Houping Liu; Deborah L. Miller
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 7-8
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) (EAB) is an invasive buprestid native to Asia that has killed millions of ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in North America. It was first discovered in 2002 in areas of southern Michigan and Ontario, and infestations have since been found in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Quebec. Due to extent of the outbreak and the challenges of locating and eradicating new infestations, regulatory agencies are now seeking methods for managing this destructive pest throughout North America. We began our search for EAB natural enemies in Michigan and in China in 2002.

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    Bauer,Leah S.; Liu,Houping; Miller,Deborah L. 2009. Emerald ash borer biological control: rearing, releasing, establishment, and efficacy of parasitoids. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 7-8.

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