Hot Topics - Boxwood Blight

Press Release

  1. Boxwood blight hits Lynchburg - August 27, 2016
  2. Researchers enlist public's help in curbing the spread of boxwood disease - December 19, 2013

Presentations

  1. Hong, C. X. 2014.  Boxwood blight: avoidance and control.  “Kick-off the Season” Specialist Day, Painter, VA, March 11, 2014
  2. Dart, N., and Hong, C. X. 2013. Microsclerotia formation and soil biology of the box blight pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata, Boxwood Blight Webinar (Organized by the American Nursery and Landscape Association),  February 25, 2013
  3. Hong, C. X.  2013.  Boxwood blight biology fundamentals. Boxwood Blight Information Meeting. Galax, VA, November 7, 2013
  4. Hong. C. X.  2013.  Fungicide protection and ongoing research. Boxwood Blight Information Meeting. Galax, VA, November 7, 2013
  5. Hong, C. X.  2013.  Building blocks for best management practices for boxwood blight.  Industry Meeting on Boxwood Blight Best Management Practices Development.  Goochland, VA, December 19, 2013
  6. Hong, C. X.  2012.  Box blight information session. Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. Baltimore, MD. January 10, 2012
  7. Hong, C. X.  2012.  Box blight: avoidance and control. Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course. Newport News, VA, January 30, 2012

Publications

  1. Kong P., Likins, M.T., and Hong, C.X. 2016. First report of Sarcococca blight on Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Virginia. Plant Disease, published online first at http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-05-16-0654-PDN
  2. Kong P., Likins, M.T., and Hong, C.X. 2016. First report of Pachysandra blight on Pachysandra terminalis caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Virginia. Plant Disease Reports (submitted)
  3. Yang, X., and Hong, C. X. 2016. In-vitro control agents of Calonectria pseudonaviculata by bacteria recovered from irrigation water (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:(in press)
  4. Dart, N. L., Allen, C., and Hong, C. X. 2015. Efficacy of bleach and ethanol as sanitizers on the boxwood blight pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association Newsletter 85:46-7
  5. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Craig, C. A., Fry, J. T., Hu, X. R. 2015. Soil inoculum production, survival and infectivity of the boxwood blight pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Plant Disease published online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-12-14-1245-RE
  6. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., and Bradley, W. T. 2014. An improved leaf disc bioassay for detecting Calonectria pseudonaviculata in soil and potting media. Plant Disease 98:1626-31
  7. Dart, N., Hansen, M. A., Bush, E. A., and Hong, C. X.  2013. Boxwood blight detected in central Virginia landscape. VNLA Newsletter 83(4):44-45
  8. Dart, N., and Hong, C. X.  2013.  Significance of soil inoculum in the epidemiology of boxwood blight caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Phytopathology 103:S2.33

Best Management Practicies (BMPs) Protocols

  1. Bordas, A., Likins, T. M., Bush, A., Dart, N., Hansen, M. A., and Hong, C. X. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight for professionally landscape, public and historic gardens in Virginia. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication Publication No.: PPWS-49NP at http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-49/PPWS-49.html
  2. Bush, A., Hansen, M. A., Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Bordas, A., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight in the Virginia home landscape. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-29NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-29/PPWS-29.html
  3. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Bordas, A., Bush, A., Hansen, M. A., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight in Virginia production nurseries WITH boxwood blight. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-32NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-32/PPWS-32.html
  4. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Bordas, A., Bush, A., Hansen, M. A., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight in Virginia production nurseries WITHOUT boxwood blight. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-33NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-33/PPWS-33.html
  5. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Bordas, A., Bush, A., Hansen, M. A., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight in Virginia retail nurseries WITH boxwood blight. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-34NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-34/PPWS-34.html
  6. Dart, N., Hong, C. X., Bordas, A., Bush, A., Hansen, M. A., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight in Virginia retail nurseries WITHOUT boxwood blight. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-35NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-35/PPWS-35.html
  7. Hansen, M. A., Bush, A., Bordas, A., Dart, N., Hong, C. X., and Likins, T. M. 2014. Best management practices for boxwood blight for greenery producers. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication No.: PPWS-39NP at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/PPWS/PPWS-39/PPWS-39-pdf.pdf

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