Thursday, June 5, 2008

Plant pathogen image recruitment for NPDN First Detector training materials

The National Plant Diagnostic Network Training and Education Committee will be creating presentation materials that may be used to educate First Detectors such as master gardeners, garden clubs and homeowners about certain pests. Many of these species are exotic or newly introduced.

To help this effort, we are putting out a call for images on the following plant pathogens.

  • Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi)
  • Bacterial leaf Scorch (Xylella fastidiosa)
  • Bacterial ring rot/canker (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis)
  • Bakanae Disease (Gibberella fujikuroi)
  • Chrysanthemum White Rust (Puccinia horiana)
  • Citrus greening (Liberibacter asiaticus)
  • Downy Mildew of Cucurbits (Pseudoperonospora cubensis)
  • Geranium Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. pelargonii)
  • Gladiolus Rust (Uromyces transversalis)
  • Golden Nematode (Globodera rostochensis)
  • Hosta Virus X
  • Laurel Wilt (Raffaelea sp.)
  • Oak Wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum)
  • Petunia Tobamo Virus Pine Wilt Nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)
  • Plum Pox Virus Potato Cyst Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis)
  • Potato Mop Top Virus (Carlavirus PMTV)
  • Rice Blast Disease (Pyricularia grisea)
  • SOD/Ramorum blight (Phytopthora ramorum)
  • Southern Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2)
  • Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)
  • Weirs Cushion Rust (Chrysomyxa weirii)
  • White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola)

If you have some images of these species that you think would be useful, please let me know. We'll add the images to the Bugwood Image Database and forward copies to the individuals working on particular species presentations.