Dustin Rhodes wrote:Is the Emerald Ash-Borer a known vector for this(outside of incidental exterior contamination)? If so, this is even more worrisome; hopefully whatever genetic resistance they can develop helps protect against both threats...
Chris Kott wrote:Does that mean that, with proper control and hot-composting of leaves, for instance, that the fungi can be killed? And how is the life cycle of the fungus impacted by the action of earth worms eating leaf litter that would have otherwise been decomposed by the fungi? Is this a potential control strategy?
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Hopefully the current studies will give enough of a profile of this species that resistant trees can be created or perhaps we will find some bacteria that can simply keep it in the leaves where it belongs instead of going into the wood of the European Ash trees.