Sudden Oak Death Education Program
WSU Puyallup developed an program to provide educational material and activities relating to P. ramorum and other Phytophthora diseases throughout Washington with funding provided by the USDA Forest Service and National Plant Diagnostic Network.
Below we provide educational resources for homeowners, land managers, Master Gardeners, and nursery professionals. These resources include guides for symptom recognition, early detection and management of Phytophthora diseases such as SOD. Early detection is key for protecting Washington’s nursery, landscape, and forest industries from the effects of P. ramorum and other invasive plant diseases.
Developing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for nurseries are another component of the WSU SOD Education Program. Proper use of BMPs will help nurseries prevent or mitigate infestations by P. ramorum and other invasive plant diseases.
The WSU Puyallup program also provides opportunities for local students to obtain research experience by working with us on various projects related to Phytophthora.
Sudden Oak Death
- Global Invasive Species Database
- USDA-APHIS P. ramorum website
- California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF) website – Complete, up to date information about SOD—mostly relavent to California, but includes links to other areas
- P. ramorum outbreak on larch in the UK – Get the latest news on the P. ramorum situation in the UK, where the disease has spread to larch and other conifers.
Hosts and identification
Diagnostics – Do I have Phytophthora ramorum?
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- Sudden Oak Death Program
- Monitoring Streams – Volunteer Information
- How to keep Phytophthora ramorum out of your Nursery