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EAB in Minnesota

September 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The MN Dept. of Ag (MDA) is the agency in Minnesota responsible for getting information out on EAB and making regulations to control its spread.  The webpage that would be most helpful to reference is  http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/eab.htm.  The MDA trains “first responders” to recognize the signs and symptoms of EAB and to accurately identify the borer.  Nate Runke, Plant Health Specialist at Maier Forest and Tree, is a MDA first responder.  If you live in the Rochester, MN area and you suspect EAB in your ash tree, please call our office (507-286-8733) and we will help you.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // Mar 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Despite news releases etc, I don’t see a great deal of concern here in central Minn

  • 2 admin // Mar 11, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Time will tell. Hwy 52 is a well traveled corridor connecting Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. Now that several places in Wisconsin AND the Twin Cities have the insect, I am thinking it may be here sooner than we think. This summer new infection sites will be found and that will tell us more. I hope it is a long way off, but time will tell.