Wisconsin and the Ash Borer

The state government wants more flexibility to control emerald ash borer.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is applying for a special process that allows it to register pesticide products without prior federal approval.

This would allow the insecticide Tree-age to be used in the control of the invasive pest.

The destructive beetle was found in southeastern Wisconsin in August. There are more than 5 million ash trees in the state's urban areas and another 765 million ash trees in the state's forests.

Tree-age has been shown to control the beetle in Michigan State University studies.

If approved, the special registration will remain in effect for one year.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 31232164 - wifr.com/a?a=31232164