Harry H. Kope

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Two antifungal compounds isolated from the liquid culture medium of Pisolithus arhizus were identified as p-hydroxybenzoylformic acid and (R)-(-)-p-hydroxymandelic acid and given the trivial names pisolithin A and pisolithin B, respectively. The efficacy of the compounds to inhibit the germination of conidia of Truncatella hartigii was compared with that of(More)
Selecting entomopathogenic fungal isolates for use as biocontrol agents requires an assessment of their growth and virulence characteristics as affected by environmental conditions. Here we demonstrate a wide temperature and moisture range for colony growth, effective conidial germination and virulence against Pissodes strobi Peck (white pine weevil) of(More)
Surveys were made at the end of the 1990 and 1991 growing seasons for root-inhabiting fungi in the genera Fusarium, Cylindrocarpon and Pythium from the roots of one year-old container-grown Douglas-fir and spruce seedlings grown under greenhouse conditions. In the 1990 survey of four nurseries, it was found that 61–97% of both Douglas-fir and spruce roots(More)
The introduction and establishment of non-native plant pathogens into new areas can result in severe outbreaks. Septoria leaf spot and canker caused by Sphaerulina musiva is one of the most damaging poplar diseases in northeastern and north-central North America. Stem and branch cankers can be devastating on susceptible trees, leading to tree death and(More)
To determine the influence of cavity size, seedling density and fungicide application on severity of Keithia blight caused by the fungus Didymascella thujina (Durand) Maire, western redcedar (Thuja plicata Donn) seedlings were grown in styroblocks of 3 cavity sizes, thinned to 3 growing densities and sprayed several times monthly with mancozeb fungicide.(More)
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