Dogwood Research

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Frank A. Hale
Horticulture, Tobacco, Insects

Robert N. (Bob) Trigiano
Cell/tissue culture of ornamentals

Alan S. Windham

Mark T. Windham
Distinguished Professor

Phillip Andrew Wadl
Associate Professor

Groups and Facilities

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Mycorrhiza Literature Exchange 
Researchers, literature, books, and reviews.



UTRF Startup Develops Disease-Resistant Dogwoods for the Nursery Industry, 4/9/2018

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016


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Dogwood Patent 
Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees.

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Nursery Industry 
Tennessee is a top producer of ornamental plants. The nursery industry here is concentrated in a very specific part of our state, known for a mild climate and growing beautiful trees and shrubs.


Recent Publications

Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82. [Abstract]

Whole genome sequences of the dogwood pathogen Erysiphe pulchra Wadl, P. A., B. M. Mack, S. B. Beltz, G. G. Moore, R. E. Baird, T. A. Rinehart, T. J. Molnar, M. E. Staton, Y. Zhao, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease.

Survey of fungi from symptomatic leaves of cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) in eastern Tennessee.  Collins, T., M. E. Dee, D. D. Hensley, and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.115. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

Evaluation of a tri-daily water use irrigation schedule and cyclic irrigation on plant growth and water use of Cornus florida and Cornus kousa var. chinensis dogwoods.  McHugh, J., W. C. Wright, Q. Cypher, A. Fulcher, and I. Hiscock.  2017.  HortScience.

UT Gardens Plant of the Month - March - Dogwood Scott, Celest  2017.  UTIA News Releease.

Genetic diversity and population characterization of Erysiphe pulchra, the causal agent of dogwood powdery mildew, from the eastern United States Wyman, C. R., S. Boggess, D. Hadziabdic, T. Rinehart, A. S. Windham, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  APS Annual Meeting, 559-P, San Antonio, TX, Aug 8.

A Population Genetics Study of Discula Destructiva, the Causal Agent of Dogwood Anthracnose.  Mantooth, K. L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Dogwood borer, infestation, damage and control.  Hale, F. A., and H. E. Williams, Professor Emeritus.  2013.  SP290-C (Revision).

Tennessee Front Yard Favorite: Flowering Dogwood.  Pulte, A. J.  2013.  At Home Memphis and the Mid South.

Transcriptome sequencing of flowering dogwood: gene discovery and marker development.  Wadl, P. A., K. Mockaitis, T. A. Rinehart, B. E. Scheffler, and R. N. Trigiano.  2013.  International Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI.

Transcriptome sequencing of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) for development of EST-SSRs.  Wadl, P. A., R. N. Trigiano, T. A. Rinehart, and B. E. Scheffler.  2013.  Acta Horticulturae, 990:265-270.

Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hadziabdic, D., X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, T. A. Rinehart, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2012.  Tree Genet. Genomes, 8:855-871.