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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.

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.

Trapping methods for walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, during the height of population density in eastern Tennessee.  Bray, A., J. B. Oliver, W. E. Klingeman, and N. N. Youssef.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

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 ???.

Trap style, bait, and height deployments in black walnut tree canopies help inform monitoring strategies for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Klingeman, W. E., A. M. Bray, J. B. Oliver, C. M. Ranger, and D. M. Palmquist.  2017.  Environmental Entomology.

Fungi associated with insect galleries and lesions in branches of TCD-impacted walnut and Geosmithia species diversity on field-collected beetles.  Klingeman, W. E., K. Chahal, R. Gazis, S. Seybold, A. Graves, M. T. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

The Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Tennessee: Distribution, seasonal adult activity and new state records Klingeman, W. E., N. N. Youssef, J. B. Oliver, and J. M. Basham.  2017.  Florida Entomologist.

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.

Genetic diversity and spatial structure of the Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, the vector of Thousand Cankers in USA and Europe.  Oren, E., W. E. Klingeman, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Faccoli, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 2017.

Vectors on the move: Population structure and genetic diversity of walnut twig beetles.  Oren, E., W. E. Klingeman, P. L. Lambdin, J. K. Moulton, J. Pscheidt, W. Crenshaw, M. Faccoli, M. Ginzel, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

The TcEG1 beetle (Tribolium castaneum) cellulase produced in transgenic switchgrass is active at alkaline pH and auto-hydrolyzes biomass for increased cellobiose release Willis, J. D., J. N. Grant, M. Mazarei, L. M. Kline, C. S Rempe, A. G. Collins, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, R. W. Sykes, M. F. Davis, N. Labbe, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Biotechnology for Biofuels.