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Sampling for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

SAMPLING ʻŌHIʻA TREES FOR INFECTION WITH CERATOCYSTIS FIMBRIATA

See a short video on how to take samples from ʻōhiʻa suspected of having Ceratocystis wilt or Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. WARNING: Injuring ʻōhiʻa trees like this may kill them. Be sure the tree you are cutting is already dying. On Hawaiʻi Island, samples may be submitted to Dr. Lisa Keith, USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Basin Agriculture Research Center; Lisa.Keith@ars.usda.gov; 808-959-4357. On other islands samples may be submitted to the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) on each island. (July 2015)

Collecting Samples from ʻŌhiʻa trees suspected of being infected with Ceratocystis (Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death) – posted 12/14/2016