Missouri walnut industry could pay heavy price if pest makes it to Show-Me State


The Missouri walnut industry is looking at a potential no-win battle against a beetle with an insatiable lust for walnut trees. It’s not a fast-spreading beetle by any means. On its own, it moves only a couple miles a year in the forest, said Ned Tisserat, professor of plant pathology at Colorado State University and the leading expert on thousand cankers disease.