Saturday, April 17, 2004

Controversy Sods On

There's an interesting article in the current issue of the LA City Beat about sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum). It addresses issues such as what plant species are really susceptible to the fungus, whether fighting the spread of SOD is just a pork barrel for California and the USDA, and why more people aren't turning to Agri-Fos (.pdf), a phosphonite fungicide that can kill Phytophthora species. Bonus points for the morbidly funny graphic of a tree with skulls hanging from it. Click here for previous ISW posts about sudden oak death.

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