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2013-10-16 23:00:39

Live demonstrations of ArborSystems fall Diplodia Tip Blight treatment for pines and conifers using the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System, their new ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms and their new Pointle Palm Injection Tip will be on display at the ArborSystems exhibit during the GIE+EXPO October 23 – 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. and TCI Expo November 14 - 16 at the...

2013-07-25 09:55:29

Researchers at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have confirmed the significance of eutypa dieback disease in vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa wine-growing area. It is a fungal disease –caused by fungi– which is relatively difficult to spot as the symptoms that are displayed in the wood are identical with those of other more widespread diseases, like botryosphaeria canker (bot canker or black dead arm). The...

2013-07-08 23:21:46

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Ash Dieback Cannot Be Fully Eradicated
2012-11-11 10:36:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The UK has been invaded — by a deadly tree disease. Ash dieback, also known as Chalara fraxinea fungus, has been identified at some 129 sites across the nation so far. Environment Secretary Owen Patterson acknowledged Friday there is no chance of fully eradicating the disease. Paterson announced government efforts would focus on slowing the spread through the countryside, instead, by removing and destroying diseased young...

2011-11-28 16:14:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida court has rejected an attempt by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture to block recovery on a judgment awarding over $19 million in compensation to thousands of Palm Beach County homeowners whose healthy, uninfected citrus trees were destroyed under the failed citrus canker eradication program. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin L. Rosenberg entered the order last week...

2011-11-11 18:26:45

Diseases known as ℠pine wilt´ and ℠pitch canker´ are those which affect conifer plantations in the Basque Country the most, especially pinus radiata, the most common tree species in this Autonomous Community. Researchers at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, have managed to find genetic material resistant to both pathologies, opening up great possibilities, through genetic enhancement, for achieving trees immune to them....

2011-09-01 17:06:14

Genetic detective work by an international group of researchers may have solved a decades-long mystery of the source of a devastating tree-killing fungus that has hit six of the world´s seven continents. In a study published today (Thursday, Sept. 1) in the peer-reviewed journal Phytopathology, California emerged as the top suspect for the pathogen, Seiridium cardinale, that is the cause of cypress canker disease. It was in California´s San Joaquin Valley in 1928 that S....

2011-08-12 09:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousand Cankers Disease has been detected for the first time in Pennsylvania, and a quarantine restricting the movement of wood from Bucks County and other states known to have the disease is effective immediately. The disease is caused when Walnut Twig Beetles, which carry a fungus, tunnel beneath the bark of walnut trees, causing small cankers to form. As more beetles attack the tree, the number of cankers increases, slowly...

2010-06-09 13:20:59

Proper and timely burning of some Eastern U.S. forests could help revitalize flowering dogwood trees, which benefits a wide range of species, a Purdue University report shows. Dogwood trees act as a calcium pump, pulling the nutrient from deep in the soil and depositing it on the forest floor with their fallen leaves each autumn. It's an important source of nutrition for a variety of species in a forest ecosystem, said Michael Jenkins, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources....

2010-04-21 14:50:52

Under the supervision of a Virginia Tech plant pathologist, a group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students isolated and characterized a formerly unknown group of bacteria. The bacteria strain belongs to the plant pathogen species Pseudomonas syringae. One bacterium of this group, strain 642, was isolated at the Hahn Horticulture Garden and is the first bacterium isolated on the Virginia Tech campus to have its genome sequenced. "I collaborate with John Kowalski's high school...