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Sudden Oak Death Meetings and Events 2010

Development of a Community-based Monitoring Program for Invasive Phytophthora Species in Western Washington Streams

Thursday, August 27 2009

Allmendinger Center
Washington State University
Research and Extension Center
2602 W. Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371

Phytophthora ramorum , an exotic quarantine plant pathogen, has been detected in 42 nurseries in Western WA, and recently in streams near some of these nurseries. The spread of this pathogen into the landscape will trigger a series of quarantines that will have a significant economic impact on the horticulture and forest products industry. Stream monitoring programs have been shown to be an effective approach to detect the spread of this pathogen and focus eradication efforts to high risk areas, thus reducing the threat this pathogen poses to our landscape and forest ecosystems. The meeting brought interested people together to discuss this and provide the framework for development of a grant proposal to set up a regional stream monitoring program.




Volunteer survey

For information, please contact:

Marianne Elliott
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 W. Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998

Contact: Gary Chastagner, 253-445-4528 | WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA, 98371-4998 USA
Last updated January 2, 2013