Walnut Council Bulletin

Thousand Cankers Disease Update

A technical working group was created in fall 2009 to prepare a national response plan. The draft plan should be released for public comment in June. The Walnut Council has members on that working group. A national pest alert should be distributed in early June. Surveys are taking place in Texas and Kansas this summer. A number of research projects are in the works, focusing on both the insect and the fungus. Nebraska, Michigan, and Missouri have issued state restrictions on the import of black walnut. Other states are considering restrictions. Further information will be published in the next bulletin.