A Three Pronged Approach to understanding the defensive mechanisms in Green Ash resistant to EAB

Date and Time:

July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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July 27, 2021, at 12p.m. Central (1p.m. Eastern)

Jeanne Romero-Severson, PhD, University of Notre Dame

The most enduring mechanism of controlling pests and diseases in plants is genetic resistance in the host. In our quest to save green ash from the invasive insect emerald ash borer, we use a three pronged approach to enhance the native resistance we see in 1% of the trees: 1)Develop a phenotyping method that reliably distinguishes between trees that kill some of the larvae and tree that kill none, 2) Cross good by good to produce better and 3) Use metabolomics to identity the group of compounds that the best trees deploy to kill the larvae. We now have trees that resist EAB better than their parents and we will continue until we have trees suitable for restoration of green ash.

ISA and SAF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS available for watching the entire live broadcast
ISA CEU Category: BCMA Science: 1, Practice: 0, Management: 0, Climber Specialist: 1, Certified Arborist: 1, Utility Specialist: 1, Municipal Specialist: 1, Aerial Lift: 1.
SAF CFE Category: Cat 1: 1, Cat 2: 0


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System