Canker Diseases on Landscape Hardwood Trees in the Western U.S.
Marion Murray, Integrated Pest Management Project Leader, Utah State University Extension
April 2, 2019 12 pm (MDT)
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Can you or your pruning crew recognize a canker disease and its immediate threat? Cankers are areas of dead bark and underlying wood. They are common, widespread, and affect a wide range of trees and shrubs. They are typically caused by fungi or bacteria, and some can rapidly cause limb or tree death (fire blight, thousand cankers), while others may take years to cause reduced vigor or failure (cytospora). Learn how to identify and manage them. This webinar will focus on canker diseases that occur on deciduous woody plants in the western U.S.
Marion has been the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project Leader at Utah State University Extension, Logan, since 2006. She conducts outreach and research in IPM, with a focus on fruits and landscape ornamentals. She received her MS in plant pathology from Oregon State University and is originally from North Carolina.