Phytophthora ramorum

Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this disease be managed?

For now, primary control options are limited to quarantine and destruction. These measures are outlined in the "Illinois Sudden Oak Death/P. ramorum Blight Detection and Response Plan"

Researchers in infested West Coast states are investigating the usefulness of a number of different fungicides and application techniques to prevent infection by P. ramorum. It's important to recognize that the application techniques and timing information you may encounter have not been evaluated in our climate or with our oak species.

Cultural tactics: