Turf and Ornamental Pest Management

Granulate ambrosia beetle can invade ornamental nursery trees earlier than you think

Granulate ambrosia beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Mot.); Fig. 1a) is a serious pest of woody trees and shrubs in Georgia. This was previously known as the Asian ambrosia beetle. These tiny beetles were first detected in South Carolina in the 1970’s and have spread across the southeastern US. Woody ornamental nursery plants…
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