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Sudden Oak Death

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Sudden oak death - Invasive.org
Scientific Name:
Phytophthora ramorum Werres, de Cock & Man in't Veld (Kliejunas 2010)
Common Name:
Sudden oak death (SOD), ramorum blight, ramorum dieback
Photo:
Symptoms, this leaf was confirmed as positive for P. ramorum by Jenny Davidson. - Joseph O'Brien USDA, Forest Service
Native To:
Unknown; first discovered in the U.S. and Europe at approximately the same time (Scianna et al. 2003)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Accidental
Impact:
Potential loss of hardwood forest and increased potential of forest fire; impact to nursery and landscaping businesses (Scianna et al. 2003)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

Quarantine

  • 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.

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Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. To view all related content for this species, click on "View all resources for species" in the top left of this page.

Council or Task Force

California Oak Mortality Task Force.

Partnership

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of California - Berkeley. Cooperative Extension; USDA. Forest Service.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.
See also: NOBANIS Fact Sheets for invasive alien species of the European region, covering both animals and plants, as well as microorganisms

North American Plant Protection Organization.

Federal Government

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
USDA. FS. National Forest Health Monitoring.

International Government

United Kingdom Forestry Commission.

State and Local Government

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
See also: Publications - All CAES Factsheets for more resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Washington Department of Agriculture.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division. Plant Protection Section.

Academic

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #PP197

Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets
University of California - Berkeley.
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences.
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Common Disease Problems for more fact sheets
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Professional

North Central Region Pest Management Center.

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