POSTED Thursday / June 9, 2016
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered on June 6, 2016 in Omaha. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB since 2002.
“While it is unfortunate that we have confirmation of the pest in Nebraska, it is not unexpected –
considering the close proximity to confirmed pest infestations in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas,” said NDA
Director Greg Ibach. “The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, along with the United States Department
of Agriculture, the Nebraska Forest Service and members of the Nebraska EAB Working Group have been
preparing for the possibility this pest would enter the state.”
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