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PESTS AND DISEASES OF FORESTRY IN NEW ZEALAND

Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii, Swiss needle cast disease of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

  • Swiss needle-cast of Douglas fir
    Forest Pathology in New Zealand No. 2.   Based on I.A. Hood (1983)   Causal agent Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii (T. Rohde) Petr.   Fig. 1 - Douglas fir needles infected by Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii…
  • Swiss needle cast caused by Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii
    From Scion publication An Introduction to The Diseases of Forest and Amenity Trees in New Zealand, Forest Research bulletin 220, G.S. Ridley and M.A. Dick 2001. Species: Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii (Ascomycete) Common name:…

  • Douglas fir and Swiss needle cast
    Patrick Milne, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2015. Douglas fir, with upwards of 110,000 hectares planted, is New Zealand’s second most commonly planted forest tree. Often referred to as Oregon pine,…
  • Swiss needle cast: Where is Douglas fir still profitable in New Zealand?
    From Forest Health News 213, February 2011. Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii, the cause of Swiss needle cast of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), has been present in New Zealand for more than 50…
  • Swiss needle cast on Douglas Fir
    From Forest Health News 165, August 2006. A considerable amount of research has been undertaken in the past on Swiss needle cast disease of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) caused by the foliage-infecting…
  • Oregon swiss needle cast workshop
    From Forest Health News 147, December 2004. A one day workshop was held in Eugene, Oregon, on 16 November entitled “Growing Douglas-fir in the Swiss needle cast zone”. This disease, caused by the…
  • Swiss needle-cast of douglas fir - impact on growth
    From Forest Health News 114, December 2001. Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii, the cause of Swiss needle cast disease of Douglas-fir, was first found in New Zealand near Taupo in 1959. A survey throughout the country…
  • Swiss Needles Cast Disease of Douglas Fir – A Review from a New Zealand Perspective
    Project: 1998-06. Report - Swiss Needles Cast Disease of Douglas–Fir – A Review from a New Zealand Perspective.     Date: June, 1999 Author: I. A. Hood Publication: Forest Research Unpublished…

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