Editorial Advisory Board: November 2018

November 8, 2018By

What popular business authors, speakers or influencers do you recommend landscape professionals follow and why? Landscape professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “No. 1 would be ‘The E-Myth Revisited’ by Michael Gerber—a great business bible for new entrepreneurs and a necessary read for people just getting into our industry. Even better, Tony Bass co-authored a book with Gerber that... read more

Purdue professors release EAB, pollinator safety tools

March 17, 2015By

Professors in the department of entomology at Purdue University released two new resources regarding emerald ash borer (EAB) and pollinator safety. The resources include EAB self-study courses and a neonicotinoid pollinator website. Each self-study course—with options targeted toward green industry professionals, master gardeners and/or mangers of outdoor recreation areas—is made up of 100 slides to guide professionals through the history,... read more

Download: Identify Emerald Ash Borer damage (PDF)

December 9, 2014By

Featured is a PDF version of the December 2014 Step by Step on “How to identify Emerald Ash Borer damage” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download. read more

Step by Step: Identify EAB damage

December 9, 2014By
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Infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) once were confined to the Upper Midwest U.S. Now they’re in Canada, as far east as New Hampshire and as far west as Colorado—and spreading further. Not to mention, one researcher has found evidence the invasive green beetle now is attacking the white fringetree, an ash relative. Here are some tips for you... read more

Researchers lure EAB to electrocution with female decoys

November 20, 2014By

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) might have met its maker. A team of international researchers created female EAB beetle decoys that electrocute male EAB beetles when they attempt to mate. “We coated a dead female beetle with a vapor of nickel, and used the ‘nickelized’ shell to fabricate two matching molds in the shape of a resting beetle,” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia,... read more

EAB apparently spreads to white fringetree

October 15, 2014By

Entomology Today reported the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) allegedly has spread to the white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), according to a research from Don Cipollini, Ph.D., of Wright State University. Cipollini, who has studied EAB for 10 years, caught sight of EABs attacking a white fringetree in August. “I walked up to the tree, saw the hole right in front of... read more