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Forest Health Protection
Region 8
1720 Peachtree Road, NW
Room 816 N
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 347-7478
Fax: (404) 347-1880

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Laurel Wilt

Contacts

General information

US Southern Region:
  • USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Southern Region - Don Duerr, (404) 347-3511, dduerr@fs.fed.us
State-specific information:

Research

Individuals and organizations listed below are known to be involved in research related to laurel wilt disease and are grouped by professional expertise. Others inadvertently may have been omitted and can be added as they become known.

Entomology:
  • James Hanula, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens GA , 706-559-4253, jhanula@fs.fed.us
  • Robert Rabaglia, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Arlington VA, 703-605-5338; brabaglia@fs.fed.us
  • Jorge Peña, University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, FL, 305-246-7001 ext. 223, jepena@ufl.edu
  • Albert “Bud” Mayfield, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, 828-667-5261 ext. 122, amayfield02@fs.fed.us
Pathology:
  • Stephen Fraedrich, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens GA, Athens, GA, 706-559-4273, sfraedrich@fs.fed.us
  • Jason Smith, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Gainesville, FL, 352-846-0843, jasons@ufl.edu
  • Randy Ploetz, University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center , Homestead FL, 305-246-7001 321, kelly12@ufl.edu
Botany and Ecology:
Other Research Resources:
  • The USDA/CSREES Current Research Information System website ( http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/ ) contains descriptions of most of the current the public research on laurel wilt in the U.S.

Regulatory

Germplasm Conservation

  • Victor Vankus, USDA Forest Service, Botanist, National Seed Laboratory, Dry Branch, GA, 478-751-3551

Other Web Resources

  • Alabama Forestry Comisión Laurel Wilt Page: http://www.forestry.state.al.us/LaurelWilt.aspx?bv=3
  • A Standard Operating Procedure for Plant Diagnostic Laboratories: Laurel Wilt and the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, is available through the National Plant Diagnostic Network http://www.npdn.org or by contacting Carrie Harmon at clharmon@ufl.edu .

Web site (technical)

  • Anthony Elledge, Information Systems Analyst, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

 

 

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