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Subject: Phytophthora ramorum confirmed in Oregon nursery
Date posted: May 16, 2003
Source: Oregon Department of Agriculture News Release
Phytophthora ramorum, the fungus-like organism that causes sudden oak death syndrome (SOD), was confirmed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) in a relatively small container nursery in rural Oregon (Clackamas County). This finding is being treated as an isolated occurrence that can be controlled. A quarantine was initiated at the nursery. All plants from infected blocks will be destroyed. Investigations to trace the source of the affected plants and where they may have been sold is underway. ODA is doing an intensive survey of the area surrounding the nursery for the presence of P. ramorum. There is no indication of a SOD infestation.

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