Reply To: Names of diseases caused by Heterobasidion spp.

Forest Pathology Fora Root Diseases Annosus Root Disease Names of diseases caused by Heterobasidion spp. Reply To: Names of diseases caused by Heterobasidion spp.

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Dave Shaw
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I agree with you Jim, this needs dealt with. too much confusion by foresters and managers when the name is changed all the time because of scientific name changes. However, I will admit, it is hard to remember the difference between red brown root and butt rot and brown root and butt rot etc. So we need names that clearly link people to the disease. Laminated root rot is a good example, everybody know it….although the older foresters call is poria…ha.

Perhaps once you get a good amount of feedback a proposal with specific names could be made to the root disease committee at WIFDWC.

Good on ya