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Groves of ash trees lost to beetles, 6/2/2014

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Beetle Tents 
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.



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Saving the Hemlock 
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.


 

Recent Publications

Common defoliating beetles in soybean.  Graham, S,, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  UT Extension, W ???.

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.

Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Bacteria Glare, T., J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and M. O'Callaghan.  2016.  Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: from theory to practice, Chapter IV Lerry Lacey, Editor Academic Press.

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.

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.

Toxicity and efficacy of novel biopesticides for organic management of cucumber beetles on Galia muskmelons Rogers, M. A., B. H. Ownley, P. B. Avery, and A. L. Wszelaki.  2016.  Organic Agriculture, p. 1-13.

Evaluation of selected insecticides for control of stink bugs, bean leaf beetles, and fall armyworm in soybean, 2014 Steckel, S. J., and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Arthropod Management Tests (ESA), 40(1): F39.

Evaluation of selected insecticides for control of stink bugs and bean leaf beetles in soybean, 2014 Steckel, S. J., and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Arthropod Management Tests (ESA), 40(1): F38.

Assessment of walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis) colonization of treated walnut logs and nursery stock saplings.  Audley, J., A. Mayfield, W. E. Klingeman, S. Myers, and A. M. Taylor.  2015.  26th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis MD. Poster.