Disjunct population of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease discovered in Mississippi

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  • Authors: Riggins, J.J.; Hughes, M.; Smith, J.A.; Chapin, R.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 121.

Abstract

Laurel wilt is an aggressive, non-native vascular wilt disease of redbay trees (Persea borbonia), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), and other plants within the Lauraceae family. The laurel wilt pathogen, (Raffaelea lauricola), is vectored by the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus), which was first detected in Georgia in 2002. Since then, laurel wilt disease has caused severe mortality to redbay trees in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

  • Citation: Riggins, J.J.; Hughes, M.; Smith, J.A.; Chapin, R. 2011. Disjunct population of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease discovered in Mississippi. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 121.
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 15, 2011
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