Minimizing the impact of serious pests and diseases boils down to three principles…

  1. Anticipation: Know what threats are affecting your neighbors…they’ll be knocking on your door soon enough! 
  2. Planning: Having a detailed map of your collections is key to understanding where your vulnerabilities are and can help inform an strategic response
  3. Prioritizing: Focus your surveys on specific threats, conduct them during the optimal season and concentrate your efforts in areas where introduction is highest

The resources below provide helpful examples of “best practices” and include some transferable concepts that would strengthen any preparedness plan!

Plant Protection Resources

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