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Experts Gather In Maine To Seek Ways To Control Invasive Species

Courtesy University of Maine
An emerald ash borer on a leaf.

ROCKLAND, Maine - Experts in the field of invasive species are meeting in Maine to discuss ways to control unwanted pests in the state. The Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network is scheduled for Wednesday in Rockland. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says experts from around New England will gather to talk about threats, regulations and new technologies related to invasive species. It will include entomologists from New Hampshire talking about their experience with the emerald ash borer, a destructive beetle that kills ash trees. The event is organized by Maine Invasive Species Network members from the agriculture department as well as University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and others.