How can I be sure I’m not spreading SOD with my tools?

The most important part of ensuring that tools will not spread SOD is to be sure that no organic debris or soil is present on the tools. This applies to all portions of each tool, including parts that may not be visible (like the return of a chain in a chainsaw or the interior of […]

Does glyphosate (Roundup and other trade names) enhance P. ramorum (sudden oak death) infection?

There is no research or other observational evidence to indicate that glyphosate application increases Phytophthora ramorum infection. In mixed-evergreen and redwood forests some land managers use glyphosate to control invasive weeds, such as French broom, poison oak, and other problematic weeds. In coastal CA, these forest types contain coast live oak, California bay laurel, tanoak, […]

UC Berkeley & the European Food Safety Authority

  2011 EFSA 16th Scientific Colloquium EFSA Scientific Opinion on Phytophthora ramorum Parma , 9 June 2011 – Experts from around the world gather to discuss emerging risks in plant health More than 100 international experts gathered in Parma on 9-10 June for an open scientific debate on key issues related to the identification of […]

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