Posts tagged thousand cankers disease

News Roundup: Jan. 24-31

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Column: Forest health concerns,” Hendersonville Times-News: Certainly one of the treasures of Western North Carolina is the abundant forests […]

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Diseases team up on the butternut tree

Last month, the department announced the arrival of thousand cankers disease, a disease new to the state that threatens our native walnut and butternut trees. Early predictions indicate thousand cankers disease will likely be devastating to our walnuts. For the butternut tree, also known as white walnut, this is the second major blow in the […]

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Deadly disease affecting walnut trees found for first time in NC

On January 3, the department announced a quarantine that limits the movement of walnut trees and wood products in Haywood County due to the the presence of thousand cankers disease within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Thousand cankers disease is a fungal disease spread by the walnut twig beetle, which bores into the tree, […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 5-11

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Raleigh man will lead Future Farmers of America,” News & Observer: A native North Carolinian will soon be responsible […]

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