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Title: Chapter 11 - Progression of Laurel Wilt Disease in Georgia: 2009–11 (Project SC-EM-08-02)

Author: Cameron, R. Scott; Bates, Chip; Johnson, James;

Date: 2014

Source: General Technical Report SRS-198

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Laurel wilt disease (LWD) is caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola and vectored by the redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB), Xyleborus glabratus (Fraedrich and others 2008). The pathogen and vector were apparently introduced from Asia through the Port of Savannah, and the disease has spread rapidly throughout the lower coastal plains forests in Georgia, killing nearly all large, previously abundant redbay (Persea borbonia)1 trees in its path.

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Cameron, R. Scott; Bates, Chip; Johnson, James 2014. Chapter 11 - Progression of Laurel Wilt Disease in Georgia: 2009-11 (Project SC-EM-08-02)


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