Thousand Canker Disease
Thousand Cankers Disease is caused by the fungal pathogen Geosmithia morbida and vectored by the walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis.
(team members: Bostock, Seybold)
- Evaluate response in elite rootstock material and assessment of walnut twig beetle host selection behavior.
(team members: Coggeshall, Schlarbaum)
- Evaluate germplasm collections of J. nigra in Missouri and J. cinerea from different states.
- Identification of Juglans germplasm with superior resistance to colonization by walnut twig beetle and infection by G. morbida.