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Researchers offer ways to curb shot hole borer damage

Issue Date: October 17, 2018
By Padma Nagappan

When a tiny, invasive, wood-boring beetle first showed up in Southern California several years ago, causing damage and die-off to healthy trees like sycamores in public lands, it worried many people, from the managers of these lands to plant pathologists and entomologists. A new arrival, it wasn't until 2014 that the experts identified it as a polyphagous shot hole borer.

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