As detailed in the Summer Issue of the MNGA Newsletter, the consensus opinion of the growers, researchers, regulators, and educators attending the June 13-15 Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) meeting is that there is room for cautious optimism that TCD will not be as virulent in the native range of the black walnut as has been seen in the western states. The fungus, carried by the walnut twig beetle, can kill black walnut trees when the tree suffers a massive attack by a large number of the tiny beetles.
Video from the June 13-15 TCD meeting presentations is now available online at: 
This link is also posted online, along with the abstracts, on the TCD website home page ( and meetings page at:
The Fall issue of the MNGA newsletter is being prepared and will soon appear in your USPS box. The emailed version has already been sent.  

Pesticide Recyling Opportunity... The Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Collection Program provides free collection events for farmers and households throughout the state of Missouri to properly dispose of unwanted waste pesticides. From 2012 to 2016, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program has conducted 32 events, collecting more than 252,800 pounds of waste pesticide from 924 participants. In 2017, the department will again provide Missouri residents with a convenient, free opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.
Upcoming 2017 Collection Events
Lockwood, Oct. 14, 2017, 8 a.m. - noon 
S & H Farm Supply
7 State Road A
Lockwood, Mo 65682.

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