Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Listing and Regulation of Plants Recently Reported Associated with Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death)
Date posted: 11/15/2005
Contact: Not available

On February 14, 2002, the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service published an interim rule in the Federal Register for Phytophthora ramorum (7 CFR 301.92).  This rule regulates the interstate movement of restricted and regulated articles to prevent the artificial spread of this disease-causing organism from areas where the disease is established.  APHIS also issued an Emergency Federal Order dated December 21, 2004, to regulate certain nurseries and plants to prevent the spread of the pathogen through nursery plants.  APHIS has now learned white fir (Abies concolor) and American cranberry viburnum (Viburnum opulus (= V. trilobum)) can be infected by P. ramorum and need to be regulated in order to control the artificial spread of this disease.  APHIS regulation of these additional plant taxa is effective November 28, 2005.