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Groups and Facilities


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Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.


 

Video


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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.


 

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.

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.

Potential alternative vectors for Geosmithia morbida (thousand cankers disease) in the native range of black walnut (Juglans nigra).  Chahal, K., R. Gazis, J. F. Grant, D. Hadziabdic, P. L. Lambdin, and M. T. Windham.  2016.  Proceedings, 43rd Tenn. Entomological Society Meeting.

Observations on the 'Walnut Alert' experience: The 'nuts and bolts' of a regional outreach plan.  Grant, J. F., A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, P. L. Lambdin, M. T. Windham, and G. J. Wiggins.  2016.  Proceedings of the 27th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, MD, January.

Walnut Alert, thousand cankers disease, and black walnut: Can outreach crack a tough nut? Grant, J. F., F. A. Hale, A. S. Windham, P. L. Lambdin, G. J. Wiggins, and M. T. Windham.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.

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.