1 Predict & Prevent Detect & Respond KNOw New PathogensPredict & Prevent Detect & Respondto new plant pathogen introductions
2 Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens (ITAP) Plant Pathogens subcommittee (ITAP-PP) Dr. Kerry BrittonNational Program LeaderFor Forest Pathology ResearchUSDA Forest Service
3 Who is ITAP-PP? Amy Rossman, chair Kerry Britton, exec sec Doug Luster -ARSMary Palm -APHISMatt Royer -APHISJoe Bischoff -APHISMarty Draper -NIFAKent Smith -ARSGail C. Wisler -ARSDavid Chitwood -ARSCarissa Marasas -ARSMary Ellen Dix -FSPeyton Ferrier -ERSJohn Bowers -ARSRuss Bulluck -APHIS
4 “31 new plant pests detected in 2009” APHIS PPQ Roadmap to 2015“31 new plant pests detected in 2009”So we know our current system isn’t working too well.
5 TNC- NCEAS work group:predicts invasive FOREST pests will cost 2 billion/yr over next 10 yrsmost costs are borne by state & local governments, and homeowners¾ of infested plant shipments pass undetected through plan inspection stations
6 Propose improvements: Diagnostic infrastructureResearch infrastructureInformation sharingOutreach, extension, educationTraining the next generation
7 THORNY Issues: Plants for planting Data sharing Collaboration across agencies38,220 infested shipments slipped through between FY06-10