Module 2: Disease Management
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Best Management Practices (BMPs)

BMPs to Prevent the Introduction or Establishment of Phytophthora ramorum in Nurseries

In this section, we discuss:

  • The best ways to prevent your nursery from becoming infested with Phytophthora ramorum
  • How to prevent the pathogen from establishing if it is accidentally brought into the nursery
  • How to minimize losses if Phytophthora ramorum is found in your nursery

The following recommended Best Management Practices are based on the national guidelines for Best Management Practices developed jointly by the nursery industry, state departments of agriculture, and scientists. Most of these BMPs are voluntary, but some of them (indicated in bold text on following pages) are required by state or federal regulatory agencies. (See the section on regulations for a complete description of federal and state requirements pertaining to Phytophthora ramorum.

  1. Pest Prevention/Management
    1. Exclude the pathogen
    2. Manage water
    3. Adjust the nursery layout
    4. Keep the nursery clean
    5. Inspect plants
  2. Training
  3. Traceability
  4. Documentation of BMPs


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