Monday, May 20, 2013

Thousand Cankers Disease Webinar May 30th

Thousand Cankers Disease Webinar #3--Hosted by the US Forest Service

Thursday, May 30, starting at 10 AM EDT
Please join us for an upcoming webinar on Thousand Cankers Disease, hosted by the US Forest Service, on Thursday, May 30th starting at 10 AM EDT. This seminar series on thousand cankers disease is for landowners, extension educators, and natural resource professionals.  This session will focus on TCD research and advances in TCD science.   Everyone is welcome to participate in the live webinar. 

Agenda: (all times eastern)

10:00-10:05                         TCD BackgroundDr. Bruce Moltzan, USFS (Plant Pathologist)

10:05-10:35                         Evaluating heat treatments for efficacy against the TCD vector and pathogen in black walnut logs Dr. Bud Mayfield, USFS (Research Entomologist)

10:35-11:00                         Development of methyl bromide fumigation schedules for thousand cankers diseaseDr. Scott Myers, APHIS (Entomologist)
11:00-11:30                         Use of girdled branches and stems to detect invasive pests and pathogens of black walnutDr. Jennifer Juzwik, USFS-NRS (Plant Pathologist)  
11:30-11:45                         BREAK (15 min)

11:45 – 12:15                      Bark and ambrosia beetles and their associated fungi colonizing stressed walnut in Missouri and Indiana Dr. Sharon Reed, University of Missouri (Entomologist)

12:15 – 12:45                      TCD at Ground Zero: A team approach to research and extension outreach Dr. Jerome Grant, University of Tennessee

12:45 – 1:15                        Thousand cankers disease: Influence of girdling on volatile organic compounds released from black walnut genotypes Dr. Matt Ginzel, Purdue University (Forest Entomologist)

1:15 - 1:30                            Questions and Closing RemarksManfred Mielke, USFS (Plant Pathologist)

To participate live, click the above link. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and sound. Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software. If you want to test your ability to join an Adobe Connect webinar in advance, go to

The entire webinar is scheduled across several hours, but if you are not interested in attending all of it, feel free to come into the meeting when a topic of interest to you is scheduled. Recorded seminars will be available for viewing at after the event.

Note that the March and April webinar recordings are posted online at

This seminar series is brought to you by the following partners:  USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry and Forest Health Protection, Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center at Purdue University, Purdue University Department of Entomology, and Walnut Council.


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