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Butternut Canker

Butternut canker - Invasive.orgScientific name: Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum Nair, Kostichka
& Kuntz (CABI)

Common name: Butternut canker

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Native To: Unknown, possibly Asia (Furnier et al. 1999)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First detected in 1967, but may have been present before then (Farlee et al. 2010)

Means of Introduction: Unknown (Ostry et al. 2004)

Impact: Lethal disease of butternut trees (Juglans cinerea) (Farlee et al. 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution: Northeastern and Midwestern U.S.

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Partnership

Butternut Canker
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Invasive Species Compendium - Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum (PDF | 93 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Global Invasive Species Database - Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum (fungus)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.Government

How to Identify Butternut Canker and Manage Butternut Trees
USDA. FS. Northern Central Forest Experiment Station.

Pest Alert: Butternut Canker
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area.

Butternut canker
Natural Resources Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Forest Invasive Alien Species.

Butternut Canker - Pest Notes No. 2 (PDF | 286 KB)
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State

Potential Loss of Butternut from Iowa's Forests (PDF | 329 KB)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Forestry.

Academic

Conservation and Management of Butternut Trees (2010; PDF | 717 KB)
Purdue University Extension. Forestry and Natural Resources.

Butternut Canker Disease
University of Vermont. Forest Pathology.

Butternut Canker - Wisconsin Horticulture
University of Wisconsin. Cooperative Extension.

Professional

Butternut Tree: A Landowner's Resource Guide (PDF | 874 KB)
Forest Gene Conservation Association (Canada).

Citations

CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum. CAB International. [Accessed Mar 28, 2015].

Farlee, L., K. Woeste, M. Ostry, et al. 2010. Conservation and Management of Butternut Trees (PDF | 717 KB). Purdue University Extension. Publication FNR-421-W.

Furnier, G.R., A.M. Stolz, R.M. Mustaphi, and M.E. Ostry. 1999. Genetic Evidence That Butternut Canker Was Recently Introduced into North America (PDF | 236 KB). Canadian Journal of Botany 77(6):783-785.

Ostry, M.E. and K. Woeste. 2004. Spread of Butternut Canker in North America, Host Range, Evidence of Resistance within Butternut Populations and Conservation Genetics. Proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council Research Symposium. General Technical Report No. NC-243.

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Last Modified: May 16, 2015
 
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