Japanese beetle http://northernpublicradio.org en Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Whiteside County http://northernpublicradio.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-discovered-whiteside-county <p></p><p>The <a href="http://stopthebeetle.info/" target="_blank">destructive emerald ash borer</a> has been discovered for the first time in Whiteside County. It's the closest find to date in Illinois to the Iowa border.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Agriculture received confirmation that a beetle collected on the county fairgrounds in Morrison is an emerald ash borer (EAB).&nbsp; An alert forestry technician with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources spotted a distressed ash tree on the property.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:13:33 +0000 WNIJ 33409 at http://northernpublicradio.org Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Whiteside County Illinois Sees Decline In Japanese Beetle Numbers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sees-decline-japanese-beetle-numbers <p></p><p><a href="http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/40154.pdf">Illinois' Japanese beetle population</a> is on the decline this summer. But experts say it's too soon for plant enthusiasts to start cheering. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:33:51 +0000 Mike Moen 33094 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Sees Decline In Japanese Beetle Numbers