Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae in Scotland: status report

This paper sets out the history of these diseases in Scotland, the current situation and the actions being taken to control them.

6. Future Programme of Activity

The Scottish Government will maintain the current level of activity for nurseries, established gardens & public green spaces and heathlands (refer to the Annex). This will continue to be overseen in co-operation with the partners highlighted in section 5.

Future actions for sites outwith the Management Zone will continue, with the aim of eradicating all outbreaks. In some garden situations progress to date suggests that the current measures are effective, although vigilance is required over several years and some outbreaks are more persistent than others.

In the wider environment, where infection is established in R. ponticum, eradication may no longer be possible and a shift to preventing spread rather than eradication may be the only appropriate option.


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