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Groups and Facilities

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Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.



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Preparing to plant 1,200 chestnut trees 
1,200 chestnut trees were prepared at the University of Tennessee forest genetics greenhouse to be planted in national forests in the South.

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Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.


Recent Publications

Abundance and Frequency of the Asiatic Oak Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Defoliation on American, Chinese, and Hybrid Chestnut (Castanea) Case, A. E., A. E. Mayfield, III, S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, and B. C. Reynolds.  2016.  Journal of Insect Science, 16 (1): 29.

Establishment of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) bred for blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance: influence of breeding and nursery grading Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2016.  New Forests, 47(2): 243-270.

Ornamental Disease Update - Downy Mildews, Rose Rosette, Boxwood Blight Windham, A. S.  2016.  EPP Info Note 461, Jan 2016.

Best management practices for boxwood blight in nurseries and landscapes.  Windham, A. S., M. T. Windham, and K. Kilbourne.  2016.  Proceedings of the 61st Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 61: 118-119.

Evaluation of fungicides for control of early blight of tomato, 2014.  Bost, S. C.  2015.  Plant Disease Management Reports.

Evaluation of fungicide spray programs for control of early blight, 2014.  Bost, S. C., and B. S. Fisher.  2015.  Plant Disease Management Reports.

Evaluation of determinate tomato varieties for resistance to early blight, 2014.  Bost, S. C., and C. Robbins.  2015.  Plant Disease Management Reports.

Population Structure of Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) in Colombia and Ecuador and Downy Mildew (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae) on Spinach in Arizona and California.  Lyon, R.  2015.  M. S. Thesis.

Effects of temporal dynamics, nut weight and nut size on growth of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut and backcross generations in a commercial nursery Pinchot, C., S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, S. J. Sung, and F. V. Hebard.  2015.  Forests, 6(5): 1537-1556.

Substantial genome synteny preservation among woody angiosperm species: comparative genomics of Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) and plant reference genomes Staton, M. E., T. Zhebentyayeva, B. Olukolu, G. Fang, D. Nelson, J. Carlson, and A. Abbott.  2015.  BMC Genomics.

Watch your bushes - Boxwood blight is on the rise Windham, A. S.  2015.  UT Extension Web Packet, Extension News Release/Web Packet, 9-3-15.

Boxwood Blight is here. Now What?.  Windham, A. S., J. Benelli, and D. Shell.  2015.  Proc of the UT Turf and Ornamental Field Day, pp. 41-44, UT Plant Science Farm, Sept 10, 2015, J. Brosnan, ed.