Sep 7, 2012

Kansas now 17th state with EAB

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Wyandotte County —State Implements Quarantine Zone to Prevent Further Spread in Kansas

TOPEKA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that emerald ash borer is now in Kansas.
The first-ever presence of emerald ash borer in Kansas was confirmed in Wyandotte County on August 29. The discovery was made by Kansas Department of Agriculture and USDA staff during a survey being conducted as a result of the July 2012 confirmation of emerald ash borer in Platte County, Missouri. The staff identified a tree during the visual survey that showed symptoms of the emerald ash borer. They removed a portion of the tree and sent it to a USDA lab in Michigan for further analysis. Regulatory officials at USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS-PPQ) division removed a live insect from the sample and confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer on August 29.