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Thousand Canker Disease Training to be held in Hamilton, OH
Registration is now open for the July 31st Thousand Canker Disease Training to be held in Hamilton, OH. The first part of the day will be held in the Butler County OSU Extension office. The afternoon will be in the field – adjacent to where the walnut twig beetles were found last summer. There will also be an update on the Ohio Asian longhorned beetle infestation. Both ISA and SAF CF credits will be offered.
SAVE THE DATE - 3rd Annual Conference on Thousand Cankers Disease and Emerald Ash Borer in TN
The 3rd Annual Conference on Thousand Cankers Disease and Emerald Ash Borer in the Eastern United States will be held at the UT Agriculture Campus, Hollingsworth Auditorium, Knoxville, Tennessee on December 11-13, 2013.
For more information, visit the conference page at www.protecttnforests.org.
May TCD Webinar Recordings Now Available
The US Forest Service hosted the last of three webinars in a series on Thousand Cankers Disease on Thursday, May 30. This seminar series on is for landowners, extension educators, and natural resource professional.
The recordings for this webinar are now available and can be viewed from our webinar page for this meeting.
Thousand Cankers Disease Survey Guidelines
We have recently added the revised Thousand Cankers Disease Survey Guidelines for 2013 to our list of technical publications. This document provides guidance on standardized techniques for USDA Forest Service and Plant Protection and Quarantine supported surveys.
Thousand Cankers Disease
Thousand cankers disease (TCD) is a disease complex native to the western United States and primarily affects black walnut Juglans nigra. This disease is the result of the combined activity of a fungus (Geosmithia morbida) and the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis).
Thousand cankers disease currently threatens millions of black walnut trees in forests and urban areas, an important species with great economic and ecological value throughout its native range. Several quarantines have been established in an attempt to prevent the disease from spreading.
This site is a collaborative effort between the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, the American Walnut Manufacturers Association, and the Walnut Council.