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White Pine Blister Rust

Otis C. Maloy

24 September 2001

Management Recommendation(s)

White pine blister rust is probably the most destructive disease of five-needle (white) pines in North America. The rust fungus cannot spread from pine to pine but requires an alternate host, Ribes species, to complete the disease cycle. Several management tools might enable the reestablishment of western white pine stands.


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