Podcast: The Hornless Asian Longhorned Beetle

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By Jonathan Yales

Great Lakes Echo and the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service are collaborating to share the first season of their podcast, Forestcast.

The Asian longhorned beetle has the makings of a disaster poster pest — a wide possible geographic and climatic range, a number of host trees, and few control options. Lucky for us, it just doesn’t seem to spread far on its own.

There are biocontrol and predator options, but nothing is ideal, or especially effective.

At this time, there isn’t much we can do other than chop down and chip infested trees.

Listen to, Episode 5: The Hornless Asian Longhorned Beetle, below:

The full six-episode season of Forestcast is published now. Listen and subscribe below.

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Jonathan Yales works with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station via a research joint venture agreement with Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology.

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