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Title: Estimated economic losses associated with the destruction of plants owing to Phytophthora ramorum quarantine efforts in Washington state

Author: Dart, N.L.; Chastagner, G.A.;

Date: 2008

Source: In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. pp. 341-343

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The number and retail value of plants destroyed in Washington state nurseries due to Phytophthora ramorum quarantine efforts was estimated using Emergency Action Notification forms (EANs) issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service between 2004 and 2005. Data collected from EANs indicate that during this period 17,266 containerized nursery plants were destroyed at 32 nurseries, worth an estimated $423,043. The mean loss per nursery was estimated at $11,188 in 2004, $11,798 in 2005, and at $13,220 per nursery over the two-year period.

Keywords: Phytophthora ramorum, sudden oak death, ramorum blight, economics, quarantine

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Dart, N.L.; Chastagner, G.A. 2008. Estimated economic losses associated with the destruction of plants owing to Phytophthora ramorum quarantine efforts in Washington state. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. pp. 341-343

 


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