PHC Pest Review

Threat: Phytophthora ramorum

Phytophthora ramorum sporangia. Credit Science photo library
Authors: Chris Quine

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.