Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Walnut Twig Beetle

Ohio Department of Agriculture officials announced Monday the discovery of the Walnut Twig Beetle in southwest Ohio.   According to the department, the beetle often carries a fungus that threatens the health and sustainability of walnut trees. Officials said currently, no trees in Ohio have been found to be infested with the disease, Thousand Cankers Disease, caused by the fungus.   Eight of the insects were found in traps set by the Department of Natural Resources at a wood processing company in Butler County. Following the discovery, ODA officials quarantined walnut products at the site.

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