Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Thursday, 27 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Deadly Pine Tree Disease Reaches Southwest Kansas
11/19/2010
 

A disease which kills pine trees is typically not a local problem.

But Pine wilt has made its way to Seward and Meade Counties.

K-State Research and Extension's Mike Hanson says the

disease is spreading.

"It's quite a problem," Hanson says. "It's been moving about

10 miles per year. They found it in Meade County also this year.

There was a confirmed case last year in Finney County. You

really don't know you have it until your tree is dead. The tree

will look fine and three weeks later, it's dead. The needles

don't fall off."

Hanson says there is a 150 dollar prevention treatment that

works about 50 percent of the time. Once an evergreen has

pine wilt, it will die. Hanson says sawyer beetles spread

the disease and it will likely continue to spread.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Gas Explosion Injures Two: UPDATE
Sheriff's Deputy Finds Dead Body:UPDATE
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer Empties Streams
Art Glass of John McDonald Blown Glass Exhibit
An Opportunity To Help Emily
City Commission Meets,Approves 7th and Western Plat
Two Wins at Home for Aggie Basketball
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
LPD To Participate In Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign
OPSU's McClendon Named Player of the Year
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
An Opportunity To Help Emily
Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 29 as "Small Business Saturday"
City Commission Meets,Approves 7th and Western Plat
Turpin Couple Shares Story Worthy of Thanksgiving  
Slatten Earns All American Honors at Nationals
Manns Jr. Named Heartland Conference Player of the Year
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group