Pest & Disease Alert - Phytophthora ramorum outbreaks

Outbreaks of Phytophthora ramorum have been intercepted in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Surrey.

The Food & Environment Research Agency (FERA) detected the pathogen on rhododendron and viburnum plants on 15 March in Cheshire and Surrey respectively.

This follows a further outbreak identified on 11 March on pieris in Staffordshire.

All plants originated in the UK.

 

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


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