The North Central Forest Pest Workshop
The North Central Forest Pest Workshop (NCFPW) is an annual gathering of persons interested in forest health in the North Central portion of North America. It is attended by plant pathologists, entomologists, foresters, and other scientists and students. The 2014 NCFPW will be held in Chariton, Iowa on September 8-11.
Emerald Ash Borer State-Wide Quarantine
The Iowa DNR and IDALS announced on Feb 4, 2014, a quarantine for the entire state of Iowa. Even though Iowa has been quarantined statewide, Iowans are encouraged not to transport firewood across county or state lines, since moving firewood poses the greatest threat to quickly spreading EAB or possibly other pests even further.
Find more information about the Emerald Ash Borer at iowadnr.gov