Boxwood blight or “box blight” is a serious fungal disease of boxwood that results in defoliation and decline of susceptible boxwood. Michigan is currently free of this disease and preventing introduction of diseased material remains our best means of control. Dr. Monique Sakalidis (MSU Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences and Forestry) will provide a current overview of the status of Boxwood Blight research in the US and provide information to ensure growers can recognize the disease and what to do if they encounter the disease.
- Recognize Boxwood Blight
- Be familiar with the hosts and life cycle of the pathogen
- Procedures for prevention and containment of the disease