Field visit to Guilin, Guangxi to research on Fraxinus chinensis pests
In recent days, Dr. Therese M Poland from Northern Research Station, Forest Service, and Dr. Jian J Duan, research entomologist from Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, visited Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection for academic exchanges. They conducted a research on China-U.S. cooperation project of the Research on new enemies of the emerald ash borer (EAB) based on traditional pest detection and control and discussed with Chinese researchers on the implementation of the project and future plans.
Dr. Therese M Poland and Dr. Jian J Duan paid a visit to Guilin of Guangxi, Leshan of Sichuan, Xuchang of Henan and Beijing to conduct a research on adaptation of EAB on different altitudes in China. Based on the research, Xuchang is the southern most area where EAB can live. The project team decided to focus its future work on Xuchang to look for natural enemies of EAB and adaptation of EAB in areas south to Xuchang and north to Sichuan.
During the visit, Dr. Jian J Duan and Dr. Therese M Poland made presentations titled Introduction of detection and control of invasive trunk-borers in North America and Chemical ecology of EAB and its application in R&D of monitoring traps respectively, in which they elaborated on EAB’s conditions in North America and their work and results in pest detection and control. (Cao Liangming, Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection)