Phytophthora ramorum Survey

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

Nursery inspections are crucial in order to prevent the establishment of plant diseases. This survey will allow us to target this fungal disease. This survey program will pinpoint potential problems so they may be quickly eradicated before they become infestations that require the expenditure of large amounts of time and money to eradicate. The establishment of this disease would have a large negative impact on the state’s nursery industry as well as the export of oak lumber. We will collect survey data detailing the presence/absence of Sudden Oak Death in samples taken from nurseries which will augment regular nursery inspections. The State Survey Coordinator will collect, process, and enter data into IPHIS and will generate reports. The Cooperator seeks to conduct a program which is expected to result in: • The safeguarding of Kentucky’s nursery industry against Sudden Oak Death. • The safeguarding of Kentucky’s oak lumber industry. • Providing survey data about this disease in Kentucky and keeping the markets open for Kentucky’s nurseries and lumber industry. • Early detection and rapid response if the disease is found in the state. • Nursery conditions information entered into the IPHIS database. • Positive/negative data will be retained by the Cooperator and reported in the midyear and final reports.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/1/163/31/17

Funding

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: $25,578.00

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