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Research on the quarantine pathogen Phytophthora ramorum at the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of CaliforniaAuthor(s): Wolfgang Schweigkofler; Kathleen Kosta; Tomas Pastalka; Vernon Huffman; Supriya Sharma; Karen Suslow
Source: Proceedings of the sudden oak death sixth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-255. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 88-90.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) was founded in the year 2009 by a Farm Bill grant to study Phytophthora ramorum in a sophisticated research nursery that reflects an authentic commercial nursery setting (www.dominican.edu/norsduc). NORS-DUC goals are to develop practical solutions for containment, remediation, and eradication of quarantine pathogens in nurseries and to reduce the risk of long-range spread of pests through infested nursery stock shipments. Research at NORS-DUC is conducted by a team of permanent staff as well as by P. ramorum experts from other institutions who can apply for grants to work at NORS-DUC. The research site offers a unique opportunity to study different aspects of ornamental diseases caused by P. ramorum and other quarantine organisms that cannot easily be accomplished using experiments in a laboratory.
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CitationSchweigkofler, Wolfgang; Kosta, Kathleen; Pastalka, Tomas; Huffman, Vernon; Sharma, Supriya; Suslow, Karen. 2017. Research on the quarantine pathogen Phytophthora ramorum at the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Harrell, Katharine M., tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death sixth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-255. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 88-90.
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- Rapid recovery and detection of Phytophthora ramorum propagules in nursery water
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