University of Maryland Extension

Webinar: Status of Emerald Ash Borer in Maryland for Woodland Owners, Urban, and Suburban Areas

Emerald Ash Borer
Monday, May. 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
On-line webinar
United States
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Jonathan Kays & Mike Raupp, University of Maryland Extension; Kimberly Rice, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture

A one-hour webinar hosted by the University of Maryland Extension will be held Monday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to provide an update on the status of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Maryland for woodland owners, local government officials, pesticide professionals and others interested in EAB. Since the emerald ash borer was detected in August 2003 in southern Maryland, it has continued to spread across the state.  EAB has proven to cause significant mortality in adjacent states so it is critical to be current on new developments. Presently, all counties west of the Chesapeake Bay are in quarantine in hopes of keeping the EAB from crossing to the Eastern Shore. The quarantine limits transport of wood without a permit onto the Eastern Shore.

Three speakers will address the EAB issue in Maryland. Kimberly Rice, Entomologist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Plant Protection & Weed Management, will provide a brief overview of the history of EAB in Maryland, information on parasitoid releases, and state and federal quarantines.  Mike Raupp, Extension Entomologist with the University of Maryland Extension, will discuss the biology of EAB, management, and economic parameters for decision making. Jonathan Kays, Natural Resource Extension Specialist, will discuss implications for woodland owners and some recommendations and strategies.

 The webinar is approved for two (2) pesticide recertification credits for Forestry (Category 2) and Exterior Ornamental Plants (Category 3A). To receive credits participants must email Pam Thomas ( by Wednesday May 7 to receive the needed form and directions for its completion.

 This webinar is free of charge and requires no special software or equipment to attend. Go to to login. Select "Enter as Guest." If you wish, you may create a screen name, which enables the presenter to see your on-line questions and comments. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that you connect at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar to ensure you do not have any connection problems.

Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension
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