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A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America

USU Forestry Extension Presents this Learn at Lunch Webinar:

This webinar will examine the biology, disease cycle, and history of white pine blister rust in North America and provide information on cultural control methods and resistance breeding programs for western white pine and whitebark pine.

The speaker will be Katie McKeever, Forest Pathologist, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

Katie received her BSc in Forest Health from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY. Her MSc and PhD were completed at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research & Extension Center under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Chastagner. Her research focused on Phytophthora ramorum and root-rotting Phytophthora species affecting western forest and Christmas trees. She is currently the Forest Pathologist with the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Forestry Division in Missoula, MT.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Montana State University Extension Integrated Pest Management

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