chestnut blight

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Synonyms for chestnut blight

a disease of American chestnut trees

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Cryphonectria parasitica is an introduced fungal pathogen responsible for the decline of the American chestnut, Castanea dentata.
Both species have been driven to the brink of extinction by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica, also known as the chestnut blight.
Organismos Tratamentos Glyphosate Halosulfuron Benomyl Rhizoctonia solani 0,2 b + 0,3 b + 0,1 b + Ceratocystis fimbriata 0,3 b + 0,1 c + 0,0 c * Cryphonectria cubensis 0,3 b + 0,3 b + 0,0 c * Phytophthora capsici 0,0 d * 0,5 b + 0,3 c + Macrophomina phaseolinea 0,2 c + 0,6 b + 0,0 d * Sclerotium rolfsii 0,2 b + 0,2 b + 0,1 b + Fusarium oxysporum f.
Numerous studies revising the taxonomy of Cryphonectria or reporting on new hosts of these fungi have been published in various journals over the past decade.
Today, you might find the sprouts of chestnuts out on a hike, but because of Cryphonectria parasitica, which arrived on the States' radar at the end of the 19th century and devastated almost all of the American chestnuts up and down the Appalachian chain, that sprout will be lucky to make it to thirty feet.