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Groves of ash trees lost to beetles, 6/2/2014

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Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.



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Saving the Hemlock 
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.


 

Recent Publications

Phytosanitary wood treatments for TCD and nursery stock colonization by the walnut twig beetle.  Audley, J., S. W. Myers, A. M. Taylor, W. E. Klingeman, S. W. Fraedrich, P. Merten, R. Camp, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Walnut Twig Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Colonization of Eastern Black Walnut Nursery Trees Audley, J., W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, S. Myers, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Journal of Insect Science, 17(3)70;1-9.

Susceptibility of the walnut twig beetle to pathogenic fungi.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, J. Juzwik, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Common defoliating beetles in soybean.  Graham, S,, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  UT Extension, W ???.

Mortality and reduced brood production in walnut twig beetles, Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), following exposure to commercial strains of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum.  Mayfield, A. E., M. H. Griggs, R. Camp, B. Mudder, A. M. Taylor, and J. D. Vandenburg.  2017.  Biological Control, 114(2017) 79-86.

Insecticide Dip Treatments to Prevent Walnut Twig Beetle Colonization of Black Walnut Logs.  Audley, J., A. M. Taylor, W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, and S. W. Myers.  2016.  Forest Products Journal, 66(3/4):233240.

Virulence of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum against the walnut twig beetle and impact on brood.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, R. Camp, A. M. Taylor, B. Mudder, and A. Mayfield.  2016.  27th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, MD, from Jan. 12-15.

Walnut twig beetle mortality and reduced brood production following exposure to commercial strains of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenburg, M. Griggs, R. Camp, A. M. Taylor, R. Mudder, and A. Mayfield.  2016.  North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Poster.

Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Bacteria Glare, T., J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and M. O'Callaghan.  2016.  Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: from theory to practice, Chapter IV Lerry Lacey, Editor Academic Press.

Distribution and dispersal of walnut twig beetle in forests Grant, J. F., G. J. Wiggins, P. L. Lambdin, and M. T. Windham.  2016.  Proceedings of the 27th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, MD, January 12-15.

Walnut twig beetle trapping yields insights for monitoring secondary pest Scolytinae in Tennessee.  Klingeman, W. E., A. Bray, J. B. Oliver, C. Ranger, and D. Palmquist.  2016.  Proceedings, XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL.

Evaluating Potential Management Tools for the Walnut Twig Beetle.  Mayfield, A., J. Audley, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, W. E. Klingeman, L. Castrillo, J. Vandenburg, M. Griggs, S. Myers, P. Merten, S. Fraedrich, and B. Mudder.  2016.  Southern Appalachian Forest Entomologist/Pathologist Seminar, Poster.