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Press Release - 5 April, 2017

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN FAYETTE AND MADISON COUNTIES, IOWA. Iowa now has forty-five infested counties

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB) can now be linked to forty-five counties in Iowa as Fayette and Madison Counties are the most recent to be added to that growing list. EAB is a destructive wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all ash tree species. This exotic pest was first discovered in Iowa in 2010.

Press Release - 10 March, 2017

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN GREENE AND WAYNE COUNTIES, IOWA. Finds bring the number of infested Iowa counties to forty-three

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne Counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to forty-three counties in Iowa.

Both recent detections occurred in rural areas. In Greene County, the insect was discovered east of Grand Junction. In Wayne County, it was found north of Corydon. Specimens from these sites were confirmed by a federal identifier.

Press Release - 14 February, 2017

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER DISCOVERED IN JACKSON AND CLAYTON COUNTIES, IOWA. Tree-killing pest spreads to forty-one Iowa counties

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Bellevue and Marquette. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide.

The Bellevue discovery in Jackson County came after city staff alerted state officials of an ash tree that was displaying symptoms of an EAB attack. For Marquette in Clayton County, a member of the Iowa EAB Team noticed the tree while in the area. In both cases further investigation led to the collection of insect specimens that were later positively identified as EAB.

Press Release - 28 November, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN CLARKE COUNTY, IOWA. New Detection of Invasive Pest Discovered in Osceola

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola.

The Osceola discovery came after an Iowa EAB Team member observed symptoms of an EAB infestation in a city owned tree. Further examination of the tree by peeling bark led to the collection of a larva that was confirmed positive by national identifiers.

Press Release - 13 October, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN ADAIR AND ADAMS COUNTIES, IOWA. Thirty-eight counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Adair and Adams Counties. EAB is now present in 28 states after being discovered in Detroit, Michigan in 2002. EAB is native to Asia.

The recent discoveries took place at Lake Orient Recreation Area (Adair County Conservation Board) in Adair County and a rural area north of Cromwell in Adams County. Insect larvae were taken from both sites and later positively identified by federal identifiers as EAB.

Press Release - 19 September, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN IOWA COUNTY, IOWA Iowa now has thirty-six infested counties after discovery at Lake Iowa Park

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB), a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to thirty-six counties in Iowa. On a national scene, EAB has been found in 28 states and has killed tens of millions of ash trees.

The recent Iowa discovery took place at Lake Iowa Park (Iowa County Conservation Board) after staff alerted the Iowa EAB Team of some ash trees showing signs and symptoms of EAB attack. Following further investigation, insect samples were collected and later positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.

Press Release - 28 July, 2016

Link: BENEFICIAL INSECT TO BE RELEASED IN ALLAMAKEE COUNTY TO HELP MANAGE EMERALD ASH BORER. Lansing is second location in Iowa to receive natural enemies

Link: Questions and Answers: USDA’s Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol Program

DES MOINES – Beneficial insects will be introduced next week at Mount Hosmer City Park in Lansing for the biocontrol of emerald ash borer (EAB). These very small stingless wasps target and kill EAB, a devastating exotic pest of ash trees. This control approach known as biological control reunites natural enemies with an invasive pest, in this case to help suppress EAB populations.

Press Release - 14 July, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA New infestation discovered in Missouri Valley

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees has been discovered in Missouri Valley. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached thirty-five. Native to Asia, EAB has spread to 27 states since first being identified in Michigan back in 2002. This exotic pest is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees.

Press Release - 1 July, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN WASHINGTON AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES, IOWA Invasive Pest Now Detected in Over One-Third of Iowa’s Counties

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been positively identified from a tree in central rural Louisa County. This exotic pest kills several species of ash and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in the 26 states it has been detected. Iowa now has 32 counties with confirmed infestations.

Press Release - 1 June, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been positively identified from a tree in central rural Louisa County. This exotic pest kills several species of ash and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in the 26 states it has been detected. Iowa now has 32 counties with confirmed infestations.

Press Release -24 May, 2016

Link: BENEFICIAL INSECT TO BE RELEASED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY TO HELP MANAGE EMERALD ASH BORER

DES MOINES – Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.

Press Release - 4 March, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN WINNESHIEK COUNTY, IOWA New Infestation Discovered in Decorah

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Winneshiek County has been added to the growing list of thirty-one counties in Iowa that have confirmed EAB infestations. This marks the second county in Iowa where EAB has been found this year. Last month EAB was found on the University of Iowa campus. This destructive pest was first detected in Iowa back in 2010 in Allamakee County. EAB has spread to 25 states where it responsible for decimating tens of millions of ash trees.

Press Release - 9 February, 2016

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA New Infestation Discovered in Iowa City

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald ash borer (EAB), a tree-killing pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa City. The discovery was the result of University of Iowa – Facilities Management - Landscape Services personnel contacting the Iowa EAB Team after locating trees on campus appearing to be under attack by this invasive pest. Upon further examination, a suspect specimen was collected and later confirmed positive by national identifiers with the USDA.

Press Release - 19 October, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN LINN COUNTY, IOWA

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – A destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in southern Cedar Rapids. The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at an Iowa interstate rest area along I-380 approximately one-half mile north of the Johnson County line. There are now twenty-nine counties in Iowa confirmed positive with this invasive pest.

Press Release - 1 September, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN DUBUQUE COUNTY, IOWA

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive. Since its initial discovery in Michigan in 2002, this exotic pest has spread to 25 states killing tens of millions of trees.

Press Release - 18 August, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IOWA

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached twenty-seven. Native to Asia, EAB has spread to 25 states since first being identified in Michigan back in 2002. This exotic pest is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees.

Press Release - 8 July, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN LEE COUNTY, IOWA

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – A highly destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to twenty-six, making Lee County its latest victim. Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small, metallic-green beetle that is responsible for killing tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states. Native to Asia, EAB was first discovered in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002 and Iowa in 2010.

Press Release - 22 June, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN POWESHIEK COUNTY, IOWA Twenty-five counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – A new detection of an invasive pest has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell on June 16, 2015. This brings the total of confirmed infested counties to twenty-five since emerald ash borer (EAB) was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. This small, metallic-green beetle native to Asia kills ash tree species.

Press Release - 10 June, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN SCOTT AND DAVIS COUNTIES, IOWA. New Detections of Invasive Pest Discovered in Davenport and Rural Davis County

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Davenport and central rural Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to twenty-four since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010. This metallic green insect which only measures about half-inch long and an eighth-inch wide kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 8 May, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN POLK COUNTY, IOWA. New Detections of Invasive Pest Discovered in Urbandale and West Des Moines

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified for the first time in Polk County, making this the 22nd county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 15 April, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN DALLAS COUNTY, IOWA. New Detection of Invasive Pest Discovered in Rural Dallas County

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the twenty-first county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 25 March, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN CLINTON COUNTY IOWA. New Detection of Invasive Pest Discovered in Clinton

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the twentieth county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

An ash tree with evidence of recent woodpecker activity was discovered by a member of the Iowa EAB Team. A branch was removed and bark peeled, resulting in the collection of a suspect larva that was confirmed as EAB by federal identifiers.

Press Release - 30 January, 2015

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN KEOKUK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN IOWA. Larvae discovered in Keokuk county; brings total to nineteen counties with confirmed infestations

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Hedrick in Keokuk County in southeastern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

An ash tree with evidence of recent woodpecker activity was observed by an Iowa EAB Team member in Hedrick a town along the southwestern border of Keokuk County. A branch was removed from the tree and a suspect larva was collected.

Press Release - 15 December, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN FIVE COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN IOWA. Larvae discovered in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, and Monroe counties; brings total to eighteen counties with confirmed infestations

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 25 August, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN STORY COUNTY. Iowa now has thirteen infested counties after beetles found in Story City.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Two Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) larvae collected by a homeowner from a residential tree in Story City and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier. Story County is the thirteenth confirmed infestation in the state.

Press Release - 4 August, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN BOONE COUNTY. Iowa now has twelve infested counties after beetles found in Boone.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Two adult Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) beetles have been collected from a trap in a residential tree in Boone and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier. The trap was placed in the tree this summer after suspect galleries were found in an ash tree branch that fell during a storm.

Press Release - 21 July, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN MUSCATINE COUNTY. Iowa now has ELEVEN infested Counties after larva found in Muscatine.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) by a federal identifier.

Press Release - 11 July, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN HENRY COUNTY. Iowa now has ten infested Counties after larva found in Mt. Pleasant

DES MOINES – A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) by a federal identifier.

A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips and ash tree nursery stock out of Iowa into non-quarantined areas of other states was issued on Feb. 4, 2014 and remains in place.

Press Release - 13 June, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN JOHNSON COUNTY. Adult beetle submitted by resident, efforts still underway to locate infestation.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – An adult Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team has been positively identified as the destructive beetle by a federal identifier. A follow-up examination of ash trees growing in the vicinity of where the beetle was collected has failed to confirm an infestation.

Press Release - 28 March, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN JASPER COUNTY, IOWA. Nine counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014.

Press Release - 19 February, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN BREMER AND WAPELLO COUNTIES, IOWA. Eight counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County on February 12, 2014. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 4 February, 2014

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN BLACK HAWK COUNTY, IOWA. Statewide quarantine of ash wood products to be issued.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

WATERLOO – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Waterloo, the county seat of Black Hawk County, making this the sixth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America

Press Release - 19 December, 2013

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN UNION COUNTY, IOWA. New Infestation Found in Creston

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, the county seat of Union County, making this the fifth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa

Press Release - 1 November, 2013

Link: QUARANTINE OF FIREWOOD AND ASH PRODUCTS ESTABLISHED FOR 25 COUNTIES IN EASTERN IOWA

DAVENPORT, IA – Officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced a quarantine of twenty-five counties in Eastern Iowa has been issued to help prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). There have been confirmed EAB infestations in four Eastern Iowa counties.

Press Release - 3 October, 2013

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN CEDAR COUNTY, IOWA. New Infestation Discovered in Mechanicsville

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Mechanicsville, Iowa

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared infested in May 2010, Des Moines County in July 2013, and Jefferson County in August 2013.

EAB kills all ash species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

With four total EAB finds in eastern Iowa, officials are considering a regionalized quarantine to slow the accidental movement of EAB by humans.

Press Release - 1 August, 2013

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, IOWA. New Infestation Discovered in Fairfield

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Fairfield, Iowa

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Fairfield in Jefferson County, making this the third location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared infested in May 2010 and Des Moines County in July 2013.

EAB kills all ash species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

With this new find close to the Des Moines County infestation, State Entomologist Robin Pruisner said the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be issuing a multicounty quarantine in southeast Iowa in the near future. This regulatory action restricts movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs and wood chips out of the quarantined counties.

Press Release - 16 July, 2013

Link: EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN DES MOINES COUNTY, IOWA. New Infestation Discovered in Burlington

Link: Frequently Asked Questions/Answers on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Burlington, Iowa

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. It initially had been found on Henderson Island in the Mississippi River in Allamakee County in 2010.

EAB kills all ash species by larval burrowing under the bark and eating the actively growing layers of the trees. EAB is now considered to be one of the most destructive forest pests ever seen in North America.

Press Release - 17 January, 2013

Link: 2012 Emerald Ash Borer Surveillance Summary

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in Northeast Iowa

The Iowa Emerald Ash Borer Team said today that final results from the comprehensive surveillance efforts undertaken again in 2012 show little movement of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect pest that kills ash trees.

The pest had initially been found in Iowa on Henderson Island in the Mississippi River in Allamakee County in 2010; this year’s survey results show the pest has moved off the island but has not moved outside of Allamakee County.

Press Release - 12 September, 2012

Link: Emerald Ash Borer Surveillance Shows Little Movement of Invasive Pest in 2012

Treatment of ash trees to prevent EAB unnecessary at this time in most communities.

The Iowa Emerald Ash Borer Team today said that results from surveillance efforts undertaken again in 2012 show little movement of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive pest that kills ash trees.

The pest had initially been found in Iowa along the Mississippi River in Allamakee County in 2010 and this year’s survey results show the pest has not moved outside of Allamakee County.

Press Release - 28 January, 2011

Link: Rules Require Firewood to be Labeled with County and State where it was Harvested

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today highlighted new requirements that all packaged and bulk firewood sold in Iowa must include a label with the state and county where the wood was harvested. These new requirements went into place this month and are designed to help slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Firewood Labeling Rule - 29 November, 2010

Link: New Rules for Labeling Iowa Firewood

Starting in January 2011, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will require all firewood sold in Iowa to have a label stating harvest information.

The label is to present information such as harvest location, and also distributor or manufacturer information if the firewood was not produced where it is offered for sale. Allamakee County Iowa residents who sell firewood, are encouraged to work through label details with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

If you have questions about labeling firewood for sale, please ask Robin Pruisner by visiting our Contact us page.

Press Release - 14 June, 2010

Link: Quarantine of Firewood and Ash Products Established for Allamakee County to Help Prevent Spread of Emerald Ash Borer

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that a quarantine of Allamakee County has been issued to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). State officials announced recently that an EAB infestation had been confirmed along the Mississippi River two miles south of the Minnesota border in Allamakee County.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has also filed a proposed amendment to the Iowa Administrative Code, that would require firewood sold or distributed in Iowa be identified by the county and state of origin.

Press Release - 14 May, 2010

Link: Emerald Ash Borer Found and Confirmed in Allamakee County Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found for the first time in Iowa on May 6th, 2010 in the very northeast corner of Allamakee County Iowa, and confirmed on May 13th by USDA identifiers.

A group including members from the USDA; Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS); U.S. Fish and Wildlife; and Army Corp of Engineers boated to two island locations on the Mississippi River in Allamakee County, to survey the area for the invasive insect pest.

Four larvae were collected from one ash tree on an island one mile south of Victory, Wisconsin; or approximately 2 miles south of the IA/MN border where infestations of Emerald Ash Borer were known to occur.