The discovery of the emerald ash borer across the Mississippi River from Iowa will mean increased attention on this invasive pest in Iowa. ISU Extension will continue to provide updates on the distribution and management options for this new pest as information becomes available from the partnering agencies (The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, USDA-APHIS and USDA Forest Service).
Previous informational meetings have been held in Iowa, including a video broadcast that can be viewed online. See "Preparation for the Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa"
ISU Extension is also partnering with the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin and their corresponding state agencies in a series of tri-state meetings in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. The first of these will be Tuesday April 28 in the Tau Center on the Winona State University campus. The program starts at 9:00 and goes until 3:00. Registration information is online.
In Iowa, Allamakee County Extension Education Director Theresa Wiemerslage has arranged for a tri-state EAB meeting on May 19 in New Albin. Watch for registration information coming soon.
Additional programs will be arranged. Stay tuned. Also watch for new details at the ISU Extension EAB web site.