Purdue prof to speak on new walnut disease

Matt Ginzel, head of Purdue University’s Forest Entomology Laboratory, presents “Thousand Cankers Disease: Enhanced Detection of the Insect Vector and Etiology of the Disease within the Native Range of Black Walnut” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster (121 Fisher Auditorium), and by video link to Ohio State’s Columbus campus (244 Kottman Hall). Thousand cankers is a new, deadly fungal disease of walnut trees. The insect that carries the disease, the walnut twig beetle, has been found in Ohio in Butler County. Read a good CFAES backgrounder here.

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