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Investigating Host Resistance Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

by Kelly F. Oten1, Allen C. Cohen2, John B. Strider1, and Fred P. Hain1 Abstract This study uses scanning electron microscopy (SEM), a surface-imaging technique, to investigate feeding behaviors of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), Adelges tsugae Annand. Understanding feeding behavior directly relates to the pest-host interactions which can elucidate resistance mechanisms in hemlocks. Salivary [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|Hemlock woolly adelgid|Comments Off on Investigating Host Resistance Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Effect of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Infestation on Water Relations of Carolina and Eastern Hemlock

The Effect of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Infestation on Water Relations of Carolina and Eastern Hemlock: Can Ecophysiological Investigation of Tree Water Relations Improve Silvicultural Management of the HWA? Authors:  Rivera, Laura N.1, Jean-Christophe Domec1,2, John Frampton1, Fred. Hain3 and John S. King1 In eastern North America, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae Annand) is [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|Hemlock woolly adelgid|Comments Off on Effect of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Infestation on Water Relations of Carolina and Eastern Hemlock

Golden Leaf Foundation Provides Support for Christmas Tree and Hemlock Research

A collaboration of scientists joining forces against the balsam and hemlock woolly adelgids, insects that threaten Fraser fir and eastern hemlock trees, respectively, recently got new ammunition. A $65,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation will allow the scientists to start developing gardens of woolly adelgid-resistant trees. Chaired by Dr. Fred Hain, forest entomologist at [...]

By | October 22nd, 2010|News|Comments Off on Golden Leaf Foundation Provides Support for Christmas Tree and Hemlock Research

Breeding a better Christmas tree: NCSU Researchers Seek to Battle the Adelgids

A pile of cottony-speckled logs sits prominently against the back wall of entomologist Dr. Fred Hain’s research lab in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The logs are samples of a history of devastation for North Carolina’s Fraser fir, a native tree popular for its beauty both in the forest and as [...]

By | October 21st, 2010|News|Comments Off on Breeding a better Christmas tree: NCSU Researchers Seek to Battle the Adelgids

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Resources

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Balsam Woolly Adelgid Resources

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By | October 21st, 2010|Balsam woolly adelgid|Comments Off on Balsam Woolly Adelgid Resources