Live plant imports: the major pathway for forest insect and pathogen invasions of the US

Insects

A discussion about live plant imports as an important invasion pathway for non-native plant pests. The authors discuss the effect of current regulation, the need for updated regulation, and the recent and proposed changes to plant import regulation.

Managing Phytophthora

Plant disease

Oregon State University affiliated author discusses the top 10 tips for preventing disease in nurseries. Specific topics addressed include site selection and drainage, sanitation practices, disease free plant sources, plants in container, and irrigation.

Standardizing the Nomenclature for Clonal Lineages of the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum

Plant disease

A proposal for a system naming clonal lineages of Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death and ramorum blight, based on a consensus established by the P. ramorum research community is discussed.

Sudden Oak Death and Phytophthora ramorum

Disease

A comprehensive guide for forest managers, Christmas tree growers, and forest-tree nursery operators in Oregon and Washington on sudden oak death, the disease caused by the recently introduced Phytophthora ramorum.

The effects of Phytophthora ramorum infection on hydraulic conductivity and tylosis formation in tanoak sapwood

Disease
Researchers investigated the the mechanism by which P. ramorum causes disease symptoms and mortality in tanoak trees. This study sought to determine the spatial and temporal development of tyloses in tanoak infected with P. ramorum, and the relationship between abundance of tyloses and specific conductivity of the xylem.

Reducing Phytophthora

Plant Disease

Phytophthora species are some of the most problematic plant pathogens in nursery production systems. The Oregon State University affiliated author provides these top 10 tips which will help prevent this group of pathogens from taking hold.

Spraying Leaves of Pear Nursery Trees with Urea and Copper Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Alters Tree Nitrogen Concentration Without Influencing Tree Susceptibility to Phytophthora syringae

Disease
The specific objectives of the study were to determine whether susceptibility of field-grown pear trees to P. syringae is related to N concentration in stems and is altered by spraying trees with urea or the defoliant CuEDTA at different times in the autumn before and after inoculation with the pathogen.

Susceptibility of Pacific Northwest Conifers to Phytophthora Root Rot

Plant Disease
A study was conducted on Phytophthora root rot and the susceptibility of Pacific Northwest conifers. Twelve species of conifer were tested for susceptibility to five species of Phytophthora. Report includes methods, results, conclusions, and recommendations.

Plant Pathogens - Plant Diagnosis Clinic

Plant Disease
An overview of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries plant diagnosis clinic at Cloverdale. The author discusses the history of the clinic, types of specimens examined, identified diseases and associated crops, and grower losses due to disease.

Irrigation Water Recirculating Systems

Irrigation
A report on studies conducted to determine whether irrigation water recirculating systems increases the spread of pathogens. Topics discussed include root death, factors causing root growth check, other possible pathogen sources, and chemical treatments.

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