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.
Saving the Hemlock
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.
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.
Common defoliating beetles in soybean.
Graham, S,, and S. D. Stewart. 2017.
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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):233–240.
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.
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.