AIPB told how to deal with dangerous pests of trees

In order to deter prolongation of the ash-emerald narrow-pot acid (Agrilus Planipennis (Fairmaire, 1888) and carrying out effective measures to combat this pest, specialists of the Azerbaijan Institute of Food Safety (AIPB) conducted risk analysis.

The press service of the HAQQIN.AZ institute was told, the analysis includes an assessment of the results of applying phytosanitary measures, such as limiting the removal of ash, their branches and wood from the contaminated territories in accordance with the quarantine rules of internal and international trade, insecticide injections in infected and cut branches, depending on the size of the tree and the degree of previous damage, as well as the analysis of the probability of pest survival on the cutting trees.

Angrilus Planipennis (Fairmaire, 1888) was discovered in the southeast of the American state of Michigan in 2002. Later, A.Planipennis appeared in Asian countries (China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, etc.), Russia, North American countries (Canada, USA), as well as in Belarus, Estonia, Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine.

Agrilus Planipennis detection messages in Azerbaijan. The pest is mainly striking ash American, ash Chinese, ash Japanese, ash wide, ash black, ash velvet and other plants.

Trees affected by this pest dry and die. In case of widespread, it can completely destroy all vegetation. Basically, this pest is striking the bottom of the plant trunk.

On the other hand, today the pest has spread both in open locality and in forests in North America, destroying trees. It is believed that today Agrilus Planipennis destroyed more than 30 million trees in North America over the past few years.

Pest can be distributed during international trade with neighboring countries, such as Turkey, Russia, Georgia, during the transport of plants, wood products or wooden coating (including lumber, wood packaging materials, wood, wood chips, etc. .).

Trees in which larvae and pupae are found, you can cut and cut. Insecticides can be injected into infected or cropped branches to destroy the pest. Efficiency depends on insecticidal means, methods of injection, wood size and degree of previous damage.

Agrilus Planipennis is classified as a quarantine harmful organism in the United States and Canada and is included in the Nappo warning list. In 2002, this pest was included in the list of EPPO A2 measures. Thus, EPPO member countries are recommended to register Agrilus Planipennis as a quarantine harmful organism.