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Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities

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



(2 mentions)

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

First report of honeysuckle leaf blight on Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) caused by Insolibasidium deformans in Tennessee Klingeman, W. E., E. C. Bernard, S. Boggess, G. M. Pietsch, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease.

First report of an aerial blight of Chrysogenum virginianum (Green and Gold) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in the United States Trigiano, R. N., S. L. Boggess, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  Plant Disease, 102(2): 450.

Boxwood Blight.  Windham, A. S.  2018.  Proceedings of the UT Turf and Ornamental Field Day, pp. 22-23, Knoxville, Aug 30, J. Brosnan, editor.

Identification of a locus in maize controlling response to a host-selective toxin derived from Cochliobolus heterostrophus, causal agent of Southern Leaf Blight Xiaodong, X., B. A. Olukolu, Q. Yang, and P. J. Balint-Kurti.  2018.  Theoretical Applied Genetics. [Abstract]

Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report, 2016 Lawrence, K., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference. [Abstract]

Genetic diversity of Phytophthora capsici recovered from Massachusetts between 1997 and 2014 Rocha, A., J. Hulvey, R. Wick, and S. Shrestha et al..  2017.  Mycological Progress. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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.