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Emerald Ash Borer Detected in South Dakota (05/17/18)

On May 9, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) on green ash in northern Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County.

 Emerald Ash Borer Detected in South Dakota

On May 9, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) on green ash in northern Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County. This is the first confirmed infestation in South Dakota, making South Dakota the 33rd state to find an EAB infestation. Read the Press Release or the Pest Update.

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EAB has been detected in 33 states and in the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (Extracted from: USDA APHIS Emerald Ash Borer Program Report, May 14, 2018).

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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