Cylindrocladium buxicola, a fungal blight afflicting boxwood shrubs, recently has been detected in several East Coast states. Experts believe it came over from Europe on infected plant material. At 8 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, Kelly Ivors of North Carolina State University will hold a free webinar to address this disease threat. To participate, simply log on to http://go.ncsu.edu/box_blight_webinar.
After a 45-minute presentation there will be a question-and-answer period. Ivors is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University.
You can find more information on this blight in this N.C. State Pest Alert (PDF).