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Wednesday, March 31, 2004


The Oregon Department of Agriculture has confirmed that 5 of the 42 Oregon nurseries that received shipments from a nursery in California got plants that were contaminated with sudden oak death fungus (Phytophthora ramorum). As reported by, all the plants received at those nurseries, which have been under quarantine, will now be destroyed. Results from several more nurseries are expected soon. Read more news about sudden oak death from this ISW post.

Update 4/1: The Florida Department of Agriculture is also reporting that infected plants were found at nurseries in their state that received shipments from California. Get a list of plants regulated and associated with sudden oak death from APHIS by clicking here (.pdf).


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