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Anyone who has received oak trees imported from the continent should urgently check their trees for OPM, and nurseries should spray trees that they might be holding as stock with the pesticide Deltamethrin as a precautionary measure to stop this pest spreading. It is vital these trees are checked and sprayed now to minimise the spread of this damaging tree pest and protect the health of our oak trees.
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Assessing the potential of the psyllid Trioza anthrisci to vector Liberibacter solanacearum (Lso) in Scotland
The aim of this project was to assess the distribution and population numbers of the psyllid Trioza anthrisci and it’s potential as a vector of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso). The project has allowed the PHC to better understand the distribution and number of T. anthrisci populations in carrot growing areas to better inform assessment of the risk of disease transmission to crops in Scotland.
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RBGE are running a workshop in Practical Plant Diagnostics on Wednesday 11th September 2019. PhD students, researchers, agronomists, horticulturalists, and anyone interested in plant diseases are invited to this one-day workshop covering:
● core diagnostic skills
● diseases in crops, trees, and ornamental plants
● remote sensing and surveillance
● advances in molecular detection.
The workshop costs £65 including lunch and you can register for the event using the following link:
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RT @quine_chris: Informative piece on biological control of Dendroctonus micans on BBC Countryfile tonight. Well done @Arty_Bestiola @Fores…
RT @quine_chris: Great to see @Forest_Research @PlantHealthScot colleagues Mariella Marzano and Sarah Green sharing knowledge of phytophtho…
Great day at #PotatoesinPractice last week and productive discussion between @PlantHealthScot, @mairigougeon MSP an… https://t.co/gHVA27mMec
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RT @vakeenan: Shameless self promotion. Some prelim results from work on bark beetles through @PlantHealthScot presenting at the @NewtonIns…
RT @quine_chris: Pallet wood also implicated when Asian Longhorn Beetle found in SE England in 2012. Rapid action seems to have been succes…
RT @ActionOak: If you're visiting the forest over the summer holidays, #KeepitClean to stop the spread of tree pests and diseases.