The Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced recently that walnut twig beetle, a carrier of thousand cankers disease , was discovered in Gering. This is the first confirmation of the beetle in Nebraska. No dead or symptomatic trees have been found to date and thousand cankers disease has NOT been found at this time, although surveys are continuing. Read the news release here.
Walnut Council recently reached out to NFS and NDA to learn more about this beetle find and its potential impact on our members. Read the Q&A between Walnut Council and NDA about the Nebraska find.