Help treated ash trees by watering

Water-stressed trees are more susceptible to the borers.

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.

If you have ash trees that you are protecting from emerald ash borer with insecticide treatments, be sure to water them during dry spells. Water-stressed trees are more susceptible to the borers. Keeping them watered will make them less attractive to emerald ash borer, and will help them recover faster from borer injury.

Dr. Smitley's work is funded in part by MSU's AgBioResearch.

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