SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2016
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073
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Topic: South Dakota Agencies Ready if Emerald Ash Borer is Found
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Emerald ash borer was accidently introduced from East Asia into the Detroit, Michigan, area sometime during the 1990s. Since that time, it has killed ash trees in 25 states and two Canadian provinces. While the insect hasn't been found in South Dakota yet, In this SD Ag Chat, hear from one state official who says response crews are ready to act if and when it is found.
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