Emerald Ash Borer Updates - October 1, 2018

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Insect & Disease Conditions Update

October 1, 2018 Emerald Ash Borer Updates


An Emerald Ash Borer Information Session will be held tonight, October 1st, 2018, in Lebanon Maine at the Lebanon Elementary School Beginning at 6:30 pm.  Officials from USDA Forest Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will be on hand to provide background, answer questions and listen to concerns. 

For more information on emerald ash borer in Maine visit www.maine.gov/eab.  

United States

USDA APHIS has announced an open comment period on deregulation of emerald ash borer.  Visit regulations.gov and search for emerald ash borer to comment or follow this link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=APHIS-2017-0056-0001.  


For more information on the items below visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-pests-invasive-species/insects/emerald-ash-borer/latest-information/eng/1337287614593/1337287715022

New Brunswick: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the addition of most of Madawaska County , which lies just north of Maine, to the regulated area for emerald ash borer due to the detection in Edmundston, NB.  The new regulated area in New Brunswick consists of the county of Madawaska, excluding the municipality of Grand Falls.

Nova Scotia: The emerald ash borer and associated tree damage were confirmed in the City of Bedford, Nova Scotia, just inland from Halifax.