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Phytophthora species in Restoration Nurseries, Plantings, and Wildlands II

Santa Clara Valley Water District, Board Chambers (5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) 

COST: $25/person (includes lunch and refreshments) 


8 AM Registration & morning refreshments 

8:30 Welcome 

9:00 Updates and new developments since first symposium 

  • • Around the world with Phytophthora concerns – Susan Frankel, USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station 
  • • An update on Phytophthora species in California native plant nurseries – Suzanne Rooney Latham, CA Department of Food & Agriculture 
  • • Phytophthora species in the field: life cycle, distribution, dispersal, impacts in California – Ted Swiecki, Phytosphere Research 
  • • Managing Plant Pathogen Introductions in Large Scale Restoration Sites – Mia Ingolia, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
  • • Santa Clara Valley Water District Case Study – Janell Hillman, Santa Clara Valley Water District 
  • • Incorporating BMPs at a restoration nursery: the continuing saga – Diana Benner, The Watershed Nursery 

10:45 The state of the science 

  • • The state of Phytophthora science: A view from the lab – Tyler Bourret, UC Davis 
  • • The state of Phytophthora management: A view from the nursery – Jennifer Parke, Oregon State University 

12:15 PM Lunch 

1:00 Moderated discussion: moving forward 

2:00 Adjourn 

2:30 PM Meeting of the Working Group for Phytophthoras in Native Habitats [all are welcome].  Potential topics to be covered:

  • o Update on SB287, proposed bill on Phytophthora pathogens in habitat restoration 
  • o Restoration Committee report on regulatory guidance for habitat restoration 
  • o Nursery Committee report on implementing sanitation guidelines 

4:30 PM All adjourn 

Working Group for Phytophthoras in Native Habitats, 

DPR credits applied for. Direct questions to Janice Alexander ( or 415-473-3041). 

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