Emerging Disease Team
Reports of new/emerging diseases from UCCE Farm Advisors and growers.
Orchard surveys to characterize new and emerging threats; assess: 1) host susceptibility to G. morbida, Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD), 2) host preference of insect vector of G. morbida, 3) Koch’s postulates for Lethal Paradox Canker (LPC).
Publications and newsletter articles assessing the incidence and severity of TCD and LPC in walnut.
Short Term Outcomes:
Broadened grower awareness of TCD and LPC and their management; Broadened awareness of Juglans genotypes resistant / tolerant to TCD.
Long Term Outcomes:
Disease management strategies for TCD and LPC.
Enhanced resiliency of walnut production due to effective threat management.
Team Leader: Richard Bostock