Sudden Oak Death
USDA Updates Domestic Regulations for Sudden Oak Death to Include Long-Standing Federal Orders (Apr 17, 2019)USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating domestic regulations for Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum), the causal agent of Sudden Oak Death. From 2004 to 2013, APHIS issued a series of Federal Orders to deregulate nurseries where the pathogen has never been found or had not been found recently. Now, APHIS is codifying these Federal Orders with a final rule. APHIS collected and responded to public comments on this rule in 2018. APHIS has determined that updating the domestic regulations to include all Federal Orders issued in recent years will make it easier to find and comply with current restrictions which are necessary to protect the United States from the artificial spread of P. ramorum. This action will go into effect May 20, 2019.
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
ITP and the APHIS PPQ S&T Beltsville Lab are pleased to announce the release of IDphy: Molecular and Morphological Identification of Phytopthora Based on the Types, ITP’s first pathogen tool. This website offers PPQ and its partners the most complete, valid, and up-to-date resource for identifying the culturable species of Phytophthora. IDphy includes detailed standard operating procedures for all steps involved in culturing, sequencing, and identifying suspect samples, covering both molecular and morphological methods. Some species of Phytophthora are devastating plant pathogens that have a significant impact on agriculture and natural ecosystems.
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.Select the non-indigenous forest pest to view maps depicting state and county distribution. Produced by: USDA, FS, Forest Health Protection, and its partners.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
California Oak Mortality Task Force.
U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
A Federal Order is a legal document issued in response to an emergency when the Administrator of APHIS considers it necessary to take regulatory action to protect agriculture or prevent the entry and establishment into the United States of a pest or disease. Federal Orders are effective immediately and contain the specific regulatory requirements.
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
See what states have a federal quarantine for any of the targeted Hungry Pests, and identify which pests or diseases are at greatest risk due to a suitable habitat. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health Division. Pest Exclusion Branch.
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Sudden Oak Death.
Council or Task Force
National Plant Diagnostic Network.
North Central Region Pest Management Center.
See also: Pest Alerts for more resources
USDA. FS. National Forest Health Monitoring.
Forestry Commission (United Kingdom). Forest Research.
State and Local Government
Washington Department of Agriculture.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Entomology and Plant Pathology.
Georgia Forestry Commission.
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
- Kliejunas, J.T. 2010. Sudden oak death and Phytophthora ramorum: A summary of the literature (PDF | 3.50 MB) (PSW-GTR-234). U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.
- Scianna, J.D, M.K. Knudson, and J.A. Dickerson. 2003. Sudden Oak Death (PDF | 72 KB) (Plant Materials Technical Note No. MT-44). USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.