Pest & Disease Alert - Phytophthora ramorum outbreak in Cheshire

The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) has discovered a further outbreak of Phythophtora Ramorum in Cheshire.

Phythophthora ramorum on rhododendron - image: Forestry Commission
Phythophthora ramorum on rhododendron - image: Forestry Commission

The pathogen was discovered on rhododendron on 29 March.

This follows a further outbreak or Phythophtora ramorum in Cheshire on 15 March and numerous outbreaks across the UK mainly affecting rhododendron, viburnum and pieris.

For a copy of Fera's latest interception chart, click on the attachment below.


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