Canadian Forest Service Publications

Emerald ash borer contact pheromone identified / Identification de la phéromone sexuelle de contact de l’agrile du frêne. 2011. Silk, P.J. Impact Note 52E / Note d'impacte 52F. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, NB.

Year: 2011

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33721

Language: English / French

Series: Impact Note (AFC - Fredericton)

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Scientists with Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service are researching potential control measures for the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire: EAB), a highly destructive invasive insect threatening all native ash species. Work by insect chemical ecologist Dr. Peter Silk and entomologist Dr. Krista Ryall has led to the identification and synthesis of an EAB contact pheromone. This discovery may enable the development of improved detection methods and management tools for the EAB.