USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced last week that the federal list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer has been expanded to include all of Missouri. APHIS expanded the quarantine in response to the detection of emerald ash borer (EAB) in widely separated locations in the state, according to the announcement. The expansion now matches Missouri's state quarantine related to the insect.
For more detail on USDA-APHIS efforts, visit the federal quarantine page online at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/emerald_ash_b/quarantine.shtml. Want to learn more about what's being done in Missouri? Visit eab.missouri.edu.