PHC Pest Review
Threat: Phytophthora ramorum
Sector: Forestry, Environment
Key Priorities and Recommendations
- Emphasise importance of biosecurity to avoid introduction of yet more forms of P ramorum into Scotland to restrict opportunities for genetic combination and greater variation in behavior.
- Continue to investigate population dynamics and susceptibility of other conifers (and shrub species in the natural environment).
- Consider a review of outbreak management drawing on international experiences.