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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.


7. Ongoing/future Research

Scottish Government has agreed to fund additional research on potential risks of Phytophthora species in Scotland and on improving detection methods for these species in soil, water and plant samples. The results of this research will help inform future risk assessments, monitoring activities and input to management strategies for future outbreaks, should they occur in Scotland. The Forestry Commission, through its research agency (Forest Research), is also continuing to fund additional research on Phytophthoras and, like other colleagues in the Scottish Government, is closely involved with related research within the LWEC (Living with Environmental Change) Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative.

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