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anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

to have a destructive effect on

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a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

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an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)

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a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

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become infected with a canker

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infect with a canker

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The study, reaching completion now and co-directed by Steven Seybold, a USDA Forest Service entomologist, has assessed the distribution of thousand cankers disease in the state's walnut-growing areas, differences among walnut (Juglans) species in their reaction to the pathogen and attractiveness to the beetle, the genetic diversity of the fungus and the biology of the beetle.
(2) They showed that all nine species were able to infect both young and old vines, causing cankers, discoloration and streaking of the wood.
Disease symptoms, previously unrecorded in Michigan, included tip dieback and ultimately branch death due to canker girdling with occasional tree mortality from running cankers.
Branches of persimmon cultivar 'Fuyu' exhibiting cankers were collected from Santa Catarina and Parana for isolation of putative pathogen(s).
Canker: On apple trees (or pears, mountain ash or hawthorn).
Identified in Boulder and Colorado Springs in 2008, Thousand Cankers has resulted in the death of 60 percent of the walnuts in Boulder and has spread to Denver, Longmont, Pueblo and Canon City.
The butternut canker, known as Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum, was first detected in the United States in 1967, but scientists theorize that it was in existence here much earlier.
An RHS spokeswoman said the gardening charity had been commissioned to review the available information about 'horse chestnut bleeding canker' disease.
``When cankers girdle the trunk, it leads to a rapid change in the colour of the foliage and death in some species can be quick, while others take one or more years to die, '' said Mr Owen.
So it was on a day a mother's helper brought in a crying child in a lot of pain from a canker sore.
The disease usually is present in trees for years before its small, black, oval-shaped cankers begin appearing in rows along branches.
The blight seems to have originated in Asia, and some trees of the Chinese chestnut species don't even develop cankers when they encounter the fungus.
Check out dead snags, cavities and cankers in established trees and if present, cut back rotten wood to firm healthy tissue.
Cankers, or Canker Rose, is Wild Poppy.' Neither herbalist associates the epithet `canker' with any variety of rose.