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Warning: The information in this archived item was not confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely for informational purposes. Please use this information with caution.

Subject: Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) discovered in three Florida nurseries
Date posted: April 05, 2004
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detected Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in three Florida nurseries. Nursery inspections for SOD were prompted by the discovery of infected plants at Monrovia Nursery in Southern California (see Official Pest Report). Florida targeted inspections at nurseries that received plants from Monrovia and is searching for any direct shipments of Monrovia nursery stock to Florida residents.

For the whole story and the APHIS List of Plants Regulated and Associated with Phytophthora ramorum, visit the following website:
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/03312004_2html

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