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Beech Scale and Nectria galligena on Beech in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Manfred E. Mielke, Plant Pathologist, Forest Pest Management, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, WV 26505. Clark Haynes, Plant Pathologist, Plant Pest Control Division, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Charleston 25305, and William L. MacDonald, Professor, Division of Plant Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26505. Plant Dis. 66:851-852. Accepted for publication 7 April 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-851.

Beech scale was found infesting American beech on 70,000 acres (28,328 ha) of national forest land in Randolph and Pocahontas counties, WV. Nectria galligena was found in association with beech scale in a limited area within the infestation. N. coccinea var. faginata was not observed. This is the first reported occurrence of beech scale together with N. galligena on American beech in West Virginia.