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Pest Alert - Bur Oak Blight

A serious leaf blight disease on bur oak has been recognized in several midwestern States since the 1990s with Iowa reporting its first occurrence of this disease 6 or 7 years ago. A common leafspot fungus, Tubakia dryina, was initially thought to be the cause of the blight on bur oak, but closer examination revealed a different story. Researchers in Iowa confirmed that this disease is caused by a new, and yet unnamed, species of Tubakia. The disease was named bur oak blight, or BOB for short.

PDF Download: Year of Publication:
2011
ID: 
NA–PR–02–11
Author: 
Pokorny, Jill D.; Harrington, Thomas C.
Availability: 
Online
Topic:
Insects and Diseases
Trees
Pest Alert - Bur Oak Blight
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