FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does white pine blister rust look like? CHECK IT OUT
What are the management strategies for controlling blister rust? FIND OUT
Which currant and gooseberry (Ribes) species are the best alternate hosts for white pine blister rust?
There are dozens of species of currant and gooseberry (Ribes sp.) Some are more susceptible to infection by white pine blister rust than others. Therefore, recognizing Ribes by species and understanding their susceptibility to infection is useful in assessing the hazard of white pine blister rust infection to populations of white pines.
Currant and gooseberry abundance and distribution are extremely variable. Consequently, this question can not be address in a universal way. Some great regional resources exist to find out more specifics.
What are the long term impacts of white pine blister rust on the high elevation white pine species? LEARN MORE
Are there new alternate hosts for white pine blister rust? DISCOVER
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