Tag: Fusarium

Research team develops improved method to screen pine seeds for pitch canker pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest industry professionals know it’s important to screen pine seeds for the presence of the fungus that causes pitch canker disease – so important that many countries require screening before importing seeds. But the screening… Read More

UF/IFAS expert helps solve 80-year mystery, as team identifies fungus killing Torreya trees

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An 80-year search for a tree killer has ended, says a University of Florida forest pathologist who helped identify the fungus that virtually wiped out the Florida… Read More