Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 16, 2019

How Habitat Restoration Sometimes kills Plants in California Wildlands? 

ScienceDaily reports

New work shows for the first time just how widespread and deadly the threat of pathogens from restoration nurseries may be to natural forests. The team surveyed five native plant nurseries in Northern California and found that four harbored exotic, or non-native, Phytophthora pathogens. New management techniques, coupled with new methods for detecting pathogens, can help these nurseries limit the spread of exotic pathogens into the wild.

Read article at  Is habitat restoration actually killing plants in the California wildlands? Nursery-grown plants can harbor fungicide-resistant strains of disease-causing pathogens — ScienceDaily


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