Villani Lab’s Research on Rapid Apple Decline Highlighted in Science

Cross section of apple twig damaged by ambrosia beetles

Apple tree branch with ambrosia beetle damage. (Sara Villani, NC State University)

Sara Villani was interviewed for an article in Science magazine about research on Rapid Apple Decline (RAD).  A collaborative project with Dr. Jim Walgenbach and Dr. Tom Kon (Horticultural Science) is investigating the possible role of ambrosia beetles and the fungi that they introduce into the trees as the cause of RAD. You can read the entire article by clicking HERE.