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Research Project: Improving Boxwood Blight Mitigation through Innovative Research

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-22000-043-81-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Determine prevalence of boxwood blight disease in Oregon's boxwood nursery industry.

Five representative boxwood nurseries will be evaluated or the presence of boxwood blight disease as part of a four-year survey for this disease in Oregon. Samples will be collected from nursery production areas and evaluated for the boxwood blight pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata, using cultural methods (moist chambers) and DNA-detection methods (PCR). Data will be collected on the number of boxwood blight detections.