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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Emerald ash borer confirmed in Wyandotte County

  • 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, Mo.
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  • 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, Mo. 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.
    To learn the most current information on the quarantine and meeting schedule, visit www.ksda.gov/plant_protection/content/379. To learn more about the emerald ash borer, visit www.emeraldashborer.info.
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