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. 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.
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.
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Council or Task Force
North American Plant Protection Organization.
State and Local Government
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Entomology and Plant Pathology.
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
- 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.