Walnut Research


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


 

News

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

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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

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Mycobiota associated with insect galleries in walnut with thousand cankers diseases reveals a potential natural enemy against Geosmithia morbida.  Gazis, R., L. Poplawski, W. E. Klingeman, S. L. Boggess, R. N. Trigiano, A. Graves, S. Seybold, and D. Hadziabdic.  2018.  Fungal Biology.

Bark colonization of kiln-dried wood by the walnut twig beetle: Effect of wood location and pheromone presence Mayfield, A. E., J. Audley, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. M. Taylor.  2018.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 111:996-999.

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.

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.

Trapping methods for walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, during the height of population density in eastern Tennessee.  Bray, A., J. B. Oliver, W. E. Klingeman, and N. N. Youssef.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

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.

Thousand Cankers Disease: Virulence of Geosmithia morbida isolates and potential alternative vectors of the fungus.  Chahal, Karandeep  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of Thousand Cankers Disease.  Ginzel, M., B. Blood, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Juzwik, J. Couture, and W. E. Klingeman.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Rogue one in the forest: A walnut twig beetle story.  Hensley, P., G. J. Wiggins, P. L. Lambdin, P. Merten, and J. F. Grant.  2017.  Proceedings of the USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, January 10-13, Annapolis, MD (In Press).

Assessing risk of walnut twig beetle infesting black walnut in the forest.  Hensley, P., J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, P. L. Lambdin, and P. Merten.  2017.  Proceedings of the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, Pg. 41, July 25-28, 2017, Melbourne Beach, FL.