Michigan approves use of pesticide in...

Michigan approves use of pesticide in fighting ash borer

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from Mar 29, 2008, titled Michigan approves use of pesticide in fighting ash borer . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

The Michigan Department of Agriculture has given special approval to a pesticide to fight the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that is decimating ash trees in Michigan and several other states.

In preliminary studies conducted by Michigan State University researchers last year, the pesticide killed more than 99 percent of ash borer larvae in treated trees and 100 percent of the adult beetles that nibbled on their leaves.

'This is as close to ... a silver bullet as possible,' Jim Bowes, spokesman for Michigan's emerald ash borer programs, told the Lansing State Journal. Special approval for the pesticide was given Thursday. Read more

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#1 Apr 5, 2008
What is the name of this pesticide and where can you buy it?

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