Entomology Weekly Review, Nov. 9

Weekly Review for Nov. 9, 2016

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Phone: (317) 232-4120
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This informal report by the Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology is designed to update the Nursery and Greenhouse industry of insect and disease pests the Division has been encountering on a week to week basis and as a way to give a “heads up” of things to be on the lookout for. 

Links can be found at the bottom of the page to manage your subscription to this list. Comments and questions about this report are welcome and can be sent to Eric Biddinger or to your respective Inspector.

Eric Biddinger (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - EBiddinger@dnr.IN.gov 


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall season! We have two announcements for everyone.

First, as you might have heard the Indiana Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine (312 IAC 18-3-18) has been officially repealed. This means that movement of ash wood is no longer restricted in Indiana. Please be advised that the following restrictions still exist.

1. The DNR Firewood Rule that restricts movement of ALL firewood on DNR Properties (State Parks, State Forests, Nature Preserves, etc.) is still in force. Please see our Firewood website for more information.

2. The Indiana Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Quarantine prohibits the movement of walnut and ALL hardwood firewood from states where TCD have been found. Some states also have rules against moving Indiana walnut into their states.
3. While ash can now be moved to the surrounding states, the Federal EAB quarantine is still in place. Some states also have their own quarantines and rules that need to be followed.

We still encourage you to buy firewood locally and minimize wood movement. However, your local inspector can assist you in making sure you are in compliance with the current wood and firewood restrictions.

Second, view the EAB University with Bob Schutzki of Michigan State University, on “Characteristics of Trees Used to Replace Ash”. 

You will learn how this program links with efforts to remediate damage caused by invasive forest pests. Future talks include “Managing YOUR Local EAB Situation” by Purdue’s Cliff Sadof and “How Tree Choice Can Cause the Next Invasive Species Disaster” by John Ball, South Dakota State University.

You can find the recorded webinars and the schedule for future webinars at: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php

No reports this week

Megan Abraham (Division Director & State Entomologist) - MAbraham@dnr.IN.gov

Eric Bitner (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - EBitner@dnr.IN.gov

Kallie Bontrager (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KBontrager@dnr.IN.gov

Vince Burkle (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - VBurkle@dnr.IN.gov

Ken Cote (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KCote@dnr.IN.gov

Scott Kinzie (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - SKinzie@dnr.IN.gov

Kathleen Prough (Chief Apiary Inspector) - KPrough@dnr.IN.gov

Angela Rust (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - ARust@dnr.IN.gov

Jared Spokowsky (Nursery Inspetor & Compliance Officer)Jspokowsky@dnr.IN.gov

Kristy Stultz (Nursery Inspector & Compliance Officer) - KStultz@dnr.IN.gov