Testing in Barrie May Help Canada Fight the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Like an army in retreat, Canada’s fight against the emerald ash borer beetle has become more focused on buying time and waiting for relief than winning the battle of the day.

Natural Resources Canada’s forest service staff are installing 120 traps throughout Barrie this week, as part of a broader study on effective borer control methods. Half of the traps have been laced with a pheromone that attracts male members of the species, which allows for earlier detection of the borer before an infected tree shows signs of deterioration; the other is a more standard trapping product. read more >>