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Bud Mayfield

Albert (Bud) E. Mayfield, III

Research Entomologist
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd
North Carolina
United States

Phone: 828-257-4358
Fax: 828-257-4313
Contact Albert (Bud) E. Mayfield, III

Current Research

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

● Integrating Biological and Chemical Control

● Artificial Infestation Techniques

● Hemlock Restoration

Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt

● RAB Host Associations

● Utilization and Location Management Strategies for Reducing Laurel Wilt Impact

Walnut Twig Beetle and Thousand Cankers Disease

● Phytosanitary Treatments for Walnut Wood

● Pathogenic Fungi as Potential Biological Control Agents

See more research details at my RWU page


  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Ph.D. Environmental and Forest Biology 2002
  • West Virginia University, M.S. Forestry 1997
  • Yale University, B.S. Biology 1995

Professional Experience

  • Research entomologist, USDA-FS-SRS
    2010 - Current
  • Forest Entomologist, Florida Division of Forestry
    2002 - 2009


Research Highlights


More sunlight: a solution in the fight against an invasive tree-killing insect

Eastern hemlock, a species with key ecological roles in eastern forests, is being killed throughout its range by an invasive insect, the hemlock ...


New Insights Into Trapping the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle

The redbay ambrosia beetle carries the pathogen that causes laurel wilt, a disease which has killed millions of redbay and sassafras trees in th ...


Using Predators and Chemicals together to Protect Hemlock Trees.

A non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is eliminating an ecologically important tree species, eastern hemlock, from southern Appalachi ...


Last updated on : 01/25/2021