Michigan approves use of pesticide in fighting ash borer

Mar 29, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press

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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