Loyd, A.L., Richter, B.S., Jusino, M.A., Truong, C., Smith, M.E., Blanchette, R.A., and Smith, J.A. (2018). Identifying the “Mushroom of Immortality”: Assessing the Ganoderma Species Composition in Commercial Reishi Products. Frontiers in Microbiology: Fungi and their Interactions.  Accepted for publication.

Loyd, A.L. and Smith, J.A. (2018) First Report of poplar leaf rust caused by Melampsora medusae on Populus mexicana in the United States. Plant Disease Accepted for publication.

Loyd, A.L. et al  (2018) Pathogenicity of Ganoderma Species on Landscape Trees in the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease.  Accepted for publication.

Loyd, A.L.,  Held, B.W., Linder, E.R.,  Smith, J.A., and Blanchette, R.A. (2018) Elucidating wood decomposition by four species of Ganoderma from the United States.  Fungal Biology

Hughes, M.A. and Riggins, J.J. and Koch, F.H. and Cognato, A.I. and Anderson, C. and Formby, J.P. and Dreaden, T.J. and Ploetz, R.C. and Smith, J.A. (2017). No rest for the laurels: symbiotic invaders cause unprecedented damage to southern USA forests. Biological Invasions

Martini, X. and Hughes, M.A. and Killiny, N.and George, J. and Lapointe, S.L. and Smith, J.A. and Stelinski, L.L. (2017). The Fungus Raffaelea lauricola Modifies Behavior of Its Symbiont and Vector, the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Xyleborus Glabratus), by Altering Host Plant Volatile Production. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Hughes, M. A., Martini, X., Kuhns, E., Colee, J., Mafra‐Neto, A., Stelinski, L. L., & Smith, J. A. (2017). Evaluation of repellents for the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, vector of the laurel wilt pathogen. Journal of Applied Entomology.

Zhou, X., O’Donnell, K., Aoki, T., Smith, J. A., Kasson, M. T., & Cao, Z. M. (2016). Two novel Fusarium species that cause canker disease of prickly ash (Zanthoxylum bungeanum) in northern China form a novel clade with Fusarium torreyae. Mycologia108(4), 668-681.

Ploetz, R. C., Thant, Y. Y., Hughes, M. A., Dreaden, T. J., Konkol, J. L., Kyaw, A. T., … & Harmon, C. L. (2016). Laurel Wilt, Caused by Raffaelea lauricola, is Detected for the First Time Outside the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease.

Ostry, M. E., Moore, M. J., Jacobs, J. J., Smith, J. A., & Anderson, N. A. (2016). Disease biology and histopathology of bronze leaf disease: a threat to cultivated aspens, white poplars and their hybrids. Forest Pathology.

Dreaden, T. J., Campbell, A. S., Gonzalez‐Benecke, C. A., Ploetz, R. C., & Smith, J. A. (2016). Response of swamp bay, Persea palustris, and redbay, P. borbonia, to Raffaelea spp. isolated from Xyleborus glabratus. Forest Pathology.

Hughes, M. A., Smith, J. A., Ploetz, R. C., Kendra, P. E., Hanula, J., Hulcr, J., … & Rabaglia, R. (2015). Recovery plan for laurel wilt on redbay and other forest species caused by Raffaelea lauricola and disseminated by Xyleborus glabratus.

Hughes, M. A., Inch, S. A., Ploetz, R. C., Er, H. L., Bruggen, A. H. C., & Smith, J. A. (2015). Responses of swamp bay, Persea palustris, and avocado, Persea americana, to various concentrations of the laurel wilt pathogen, Raffaelea lauricola. Forest Pathology, 45(2), 111-119.

Brar, G. S., Capinera, J. L., Kendra, P. E., Smith, J. A., & Peña, J. E. (2015). Temperature-dependent development of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Florida Entomologist, 98(3), 856-864.

White, T., Davis, J., Gezan, S., Hulcr, J., Jokela, E., Kirst, M., … & Smith, J. (2014). Breeding for value in a changing world: past achievements and future prospects. New forests, 45(3), 301-309.

Sniezko, R. A., Smith, J., Liu, J. J., & Hamelin, R. C. (2014). Genetic resistance to fusiform rust in southern pines and white pine blister rust in white pines—a contrasting tale of two rust pathosystems—current status and future prospects. Forests, 5(9), 2050-2083.

Hughes, M. A., Black, A., & Smith, J. A. (2014). First report of laurel wilt caused by Raffaelea lauricola on bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) in the United States. Plant Disease, 98(8), 1159-1159.

Dreaden, T. J, Davis J. M., de Beer Z. W., Ploetz R. C., Soltis P. S., Wingfield M. J., and J. A. Smith. 2014. Phylogeny of ambrosia beetle symbionts in the genus Raffaelea. Fungal Biology 118: 970 – 978.

Dreaden, T. J., Davis, J. M., Wingfield M. J., and Smith, J. A. 2014. Development of a PCR-RFLP based detection method for the oak pathogens Diplodia corticola and D. quercivora. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-13-0122

Dreaden, T.J., Davis, J.M., Harmon, C.L., Ploetz, R.C., Palmateer, A.J. and J.A. Smith. 2014. Development of multilocus PCR assays for Raffaelea lauricola, causal agent of laurel wilt disease. Plant Disease. 98:379-3

Dreaden, T.J., Black, A.W., Mullerin, S. and J.A. Smith. 2013. First report of Diplodia quercivora causing shoot dieback and branch cankers on live oak (Quercus virginiana) in the USA. Plant Disease 98 (2):282

Hughes, M and J.A. Smith. 2013. Vegetative propagation of putatively laurel wilt-resistant redbay (Persea borbonia). Native Plants Journal 15: 42-50.

Machado-Caballero, J. E., Lockhart, B. E., Mason, S. L., Mollov, D., and J. A. Smith. 2013. Identification, transmission, and partial characterization of a previously undescribed flexivirus causing a mosaic disease of ash (Fraxinus spp.) in the USA. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0509-01-RS.

Kasson, M.T., K O’Donnell, A. P. Rooney, S. Sink, R. C. Ploetz. J. N. Ploetz; J. Konkol, D. Carrillo, S. Freeman, Z. Mendel, J. A. Smith, A. W. Black, J. Hulcr, C. Bateman, K. Stefkova, P. R. Campbell, A. D. Geering, E. K. Dann, A. Eskalen, K. Mohotti, D. P. Short, T. Aoki, K. A. Fenstermacher, D. D. Davis, D. M. Geiser. 2013. An inordinate fondness for Fusarium: Phylogenetic diversity of fusaria cultivated by ambrosia beetles in the genus Euwallacea on avocado and other plant hosts. Fungal Genetics and Biology 56: 147-157.

Hughes, M. A., Brar, G., Ploetz, R. C., and Smith, J. A. 2013. Field and growth chamber inoculations demonstrate Persea indica as a newly recognized host for the laurel wilt pathogen, Raffaelea laurciola. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-08XX-01-BR.

Spence, D., J.A. Smith, J. Hulcr, A.E. Mayfield, R.C. Ploetz and L. Stelinski. 2013. Effect of chipping on emergence of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and recovery of the laurel wilt pathogen from infested in wood chips. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 2093-2100.

Spence, D., M. Hughes, and J.A. Smith. 2013. Laurel wilt: An exceptionally damaging exotic symbiosis that threatens Florida’s forests. Journal of Florida Studies 1(2): Online (

Aoki, T., Smith, J., Mount, L.L., Geiser, D.M., O’Donnell, K. 2013. Fusarium torreyae sp. nov., a novel pathogen causing canker disease of Florida torreya (Torreya taxifolia), a critically endangered conifer restricted to northern Florida and southwestern Georgia. Mycologia 105(2): 312-319.

Peña, P.E., D. Carrillo R. E. Duncan, J. L. Capinera, G. Brar, S. McLean,M. L. Arpaia, E. Focht, J. A. Smith, M. Hughes and P. E. Kendra. 2012. Susceptibility of Persea spp. and other Lauraceae to attack by redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Florida Entomologist 95(3): 783-787.

Ploetz, R.C., J. M. Perez-Martınez, J. A. Smith, M. Hughes, T. J. Dreaden, S. A. Inch and Y. Fu. 2012. Responses of avocado to laurel wilt, caused by Raffaelea lauricola. Plant Pathology 61 (4): 801-808.

Dreaden, T.J., J. A. Smith, G.M. Blakeslee and E.L. Barnard. 2012. Development and evaluation of a real-time PCR seed lot screening method for Fusarium circinatum, causal agent of pitch canker disease. Forest Pathology 42(5): 405-411.

Hughes, M. A., Shin, K., Eickwort, J. and Smith, J. A. 2012. First Report of Laurel Wilt Disease Caused by Raffaelea lauricola on Silk Bay in Florida. Plant Disease 96 (6): 910.

Hughes, M., J. A. Smith, A. E. Mayfield, III, M. C. Minno, and K. Shin. 2011. First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on pondspice in Florida. Plant Disease 95: 1588.

Ploetz, R. C., J. E. Peña, J. A. Smith, T. J. Dreaden, J. H. Crane, T. Schubert, and W. Dixon. 2011. Laurel Wilt, Caused by Raffaelea lauricola, is Confirmed in Miami-Dade County, Center of Florida’s Commercial Avocado Production. Plant Disease 95: 1589.

Dreaden, T.J., J.A. Smith and K. Shin. 2011. First report of Diplodia corticola causing branch cankers on live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Florida. Plant Disease 95: 1027.

Smith, J.A., K. O’Donnell, L.L. Mount, K. Shin, K. Peacock, A. Trulock, T. Spector, J. Cruse-Sanders and R. Determann. 2011. A novel Fusarium causes a canker disease of the critically endangered conifer, Torreya taxifolia. Plant Disease 95: 633-639.

Croxton, M., M. Andreu, D. Williams, W. Overholt and J.A. Smith. 2011. Geographic Origins and Genetic Diversity of Air-Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) in Florida. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4: 22-30.

Damadi, M., M.H. Pei, J.A. Smith and M. Abbasi. 2010. A new species of Melampsora rust on Salix elbursensis from Iran. Forest Pathology. Article first published online 7 Dec., 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00699.x

Kubisiak, T.L., C.L. Anderson, H.V. Amerson, J.A. Smith, J.M. Davis and C.D. Nelson. 2010. A genomic map enriched for markers linked to Avr1 in Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme. Fungal Genetics and Biology 48: 266-274.

Anderson, C.L., T.L. Kubisiak, J.A. Smith, J.M. Davis and C.D. Nelson. 2010. Genome size variation in the pine fusiform rust pathogen Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme as determined by flow cytometry. Mycologia 102: 1295-1302.

Riggins, J.J., M. Hughes, A. E. Mayfield III, B. Layton, C. Balbalian, R. Campbell and J. A. Smith. 2010. First occurrence of laurel wilt disease on redbay trees in Mississippi. Plant Disease 94: 634.

King, J.N., A.J. David and J.A. Smith. 2010. A review of genetic approaches to the management of blister rust in white pines. Forest Pathology 40: 292-313.

Smith, J.A., T.J. Dreaden, M. Hughes, A.E. Mayfield III, A. Boone, S.W. Fraedrich and C. Bates. 2009. First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on sassafras in Florida and South Carolina. Plant Disease 93: 1079.

Smith, J. A., L.L. Mount, A.E. Mayfield III, C.A. Bates, W.A. Lamborn and S.W. Fraedrich. 2009. First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on camphor in Florida and Georgia. Plant Disease 93: 198.

Mayfield, A.E., J.E. Pena, J.H. Crane, Smith, J.A., C.L. Branch, E.D. Ottoson, and M. Hughes. 2008. Ability of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to bore into young avocado (Lauraceae) plants and transmit the laurel wilt pathogen (Raffaelea sp.). Florida Entomologist 91: 485-487.

Mayfield, A.E., J.A. Smith, M. Hughes, and T.J. Dreaden. 2008. First report of laurel wilt disease caused by a Raffaelea sp. on avocado in Florida. Plant Disease 92: 976.

Burnes, T.A., J.A. Smith, R.A. Blanchette, and J.J. Luby. 2008. Black currant clonal identity and white pine blister rust resistance. HortScience 43: 200-202.

Mayfield, A.E., E.L. Barnard, J.A. Smith, S.C. Bernick, J.M. Eickwort, and T.J. Dreaden. 2008. Effect of propiconazole on laurel wilt disease development in redbay trees and on the pathogen in vitro. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 34: 312-324.

Schwingle, B. W., J.A. Smith, and R. A. Blanchette. 2007. Phytophthora species associated with diseased woody ornamentals in Minnesota nurseries. Plant Disease 91: 97-102.

Schwingle, B. W., J. A. Smith, R. A. Blanchette, S. Gould, and B. Blanchette, J. L. Pokorny, and S. D. Cohen. 2006. First report of dieback and leaf lesions on Rhododendron spp. caused by Phytophthora hedraiandra in the United States. Plant Disease 90: 109.

Smith, J.A., R.A. Blanchette, J.J. Jacobs, L. Higgins, B. A. Witthun, J. H. Gillman and A. J. David. 2006. Proteomic comparison of needles from blister rust-resistant and susceptible Pinus strobus seedlings reveals up-regulation of putative disease resistance proteins. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19: 150-160.

Smith, J.A., R.A. Blanchette, T.A. Burnes, J.H. Gillman and A. J. David. 2006. Epicuticular wax and white pine blister rust resistance in selections of Pinus strobus L. Phytopathology 96: 171-177.

Smith, J.A., R.A. Blanchette, and G. Newcombe. 2004. Molecular and morphological characterization of the willow rust fungus, Melampsora epitea, from arctic and temperate hosts in North America. Mycologia 96: 1330-1338.

Gillman, J.H., D. Zlesak, and J.A. Smith. 2003. Application of potassium-silicate reduces black spot infection of Rosa ‘Meipelta’ (Fuschia Meidilin®). HortScience 38: 1144-1147.

Smith, J.A., R.A. Blanchette, M.E. Ostry and N.A. Anderson. 2002. Etiology of bronzeleaf disease of Populus. Plant Disease 86: 462-469.


Paez, C. and J.A. Smith. 2017. Biscogniauxia (Hypoxylon) Canker or Dieback in Trees. FOR 338. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Loyd, A.L., J.A. Smith, B.S. Richter, R.A. Blanchette, and M.E. Smith. 2017. The Laccate Ganoderma of the Southeastern United States: A Cosmopolitan and Important Genus of Wood Decay Fungi. PP 333. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Marble, C., J.A. Smith, T.K. Broschat, A. Black, E. Gilman, and C. White. 2016. Metsulfuron-Methyl-Containing Herbicides Potentially Damaging Ornamentals when Applied to Turfgrass. FOR 332.  UF/IFAS EDIS.

Sobel, L., A. Lucky, and J. Hulcr. 2015.  An ambrosia beetle Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae).  EENY 627. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Proctor, N. and J.A. Smith. 2014. Cat’s-Claw Vine, Dolichandra unguis-cati—A Showy but Invasive Plant in Florida. FOR 323. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Barnard, E. L., D. Treadway, G. S. Iyer, J. A. Smith and J. Eickwort. 2014. Pocket Identification Guide to Forest Pests and Tree Diseases of the Southeastern United States. UF/IFAS Extension. 124 p.

Sanagorski, L., Trulock, A. and J.A. Smith. 2013. Armillaria root rot. ENH 1217. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Spence, D. and J.A. Smith. 2012. Thousand cankers disease: a threat to black walnut in Florida. FOR 308. UF/IFAS EDIS.

Barnard, E.L. and J.A. Smith. 2011. Understanding decay in Florida trees: An explanation and pictorial guide to some of the more common decay fungi observed on Florida Trees. Florida Division of Forestry. 8 pp.

Smith, J.A., Barnard, A.E. Mayfield, III., J. Eickwort, D. Treadway and M.C. Monroe. 2011. Tree disease and insect identification guide. UF/IFAS Extension. 41 pp.

Hicks, S.L., M.C. Monroe. G. S. Iyer and J.A. Smith. 2011. What is a healthy forest?: A supplement to the Project Learning Tree. FOR 286. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Iyer, G. S., M.C. Monroe and J.A. Smith. 2011. Beyond the trees: A systems approach to understanding forest health in the southeastern United States, A High School Module. FOR 287. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Spence, D. J. A. Smith, A. E. Mayfield III, J. Hulcr, R.C. Ploetz and L. Stelinski. 2011. Assessing the survival of the redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt pathogen in wood chips. FOR 351. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Spence, D. and J. A. Smith. 2011. Emerald Ash Borer: a potential future threat to ash trees in Florida. FOR 284. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Smith, J. A. and K. Peacock. 2010. Oak Wilt: A potential future threat to oaks in Florida. FOR 274. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Smith, J.A. 2010. Seridium canker of Leyland cypress. FOR 279. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Smith, J. A. and A. Trulock. 2010. The decline of Florida torreya: An endemic conifer on the edge of extinction. FOR 276. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Crane, J. C. and J. A. Smith. 2010. Homeowner detection of and recommendations for mitigating redbay ambrosia beetle – laurel wilt disease on redbay and avocado trees in the home landscape. HS 1179. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Dreaden, T.J. and J.A. Smith. 2010. Annosum root rot of southern pines. FOR 269. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Dreaden, T.J. and J.A. Smith. 2010. Pitch canker disease of pines. FOR 236. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Hughes, M. and J.A. Smith. 2009. Red root and butt rot of sand pine. FOR 238. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.

Mayfield, A.E., J.H. Crane and J.A. Smith. 2008. Laurel wilt: A threat to redbay, avocado and related trees in urban and rural landscapes. HS-1137. UF/IFAS EDIS Database.