Sudden Oak Death and Ramorum Blight (PP197/PP118)

Sudden oak death and ramorum blight are relatively new diseases capable of causing a range of symptoms, from leaf spots to plant death, on many woody hosts. Because these diseases are new, much about the pathogen, host range, and disease epidemiology is unknown. Currently, neither sudden oak death nor ramorum blight is established in Florida, but state agencies and university educators continue to work together to monitor for these diseases. This revised 4-page fact sheet describes the causal agent and gephgraphical distribution, host range, disease symptoms, and control options. Written by Phil Harmon and Carrie Harmon, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, March 2011.

PP256/PP172 Rusts on Ornamentals in Florida

PP-256, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Philip F. Harmon, Carrie L. Harmon, Aaron J. Palmateer, Stephen H. Brown, presents information on four representative rust diseases of ornamentals, including gladiolus rust, daylily rust, frangipani rust, and guava rust. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, May 2009.

ENY501/IN788 Educate to Detect: Conducting First Detector Training in Florida

ENY-501, a 5-page fact sheet by Amanda Hodges, Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, Carrie Harmon, Aaron Palmateer, Pamela Roberts, Adrian Hunsberger, Sylvia Shives, Theresa Friday, and Jiannong Xin, answers questions about the NPDN First Detector training program, which promote the early detection and proper identification of potentially devastating exotic species through a coordinated extension education effort. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2008.