Proposed P. Ramorum Regulatory Relief

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. July 02 2018

USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that previous changes surrounding sudden oak death regulations would be formalized, resulting in codified regulatory relief for many nurseries. Operationally, there are no changes, as all proposed changes have been already in effect through federal order.
So-called “sudden oak death,” caused by Phytophthora ramorum, was first reported in the U.S. in 1995. Regulations were established in 2002, after discoveries of P. ramorum were made in certain nurseries that sh...

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