Neal explains concerns over Sudden Oak Death pathogens in rhododendron

The TN Department of Agriculture is asking folks to watch their rhododendron plants. There's concern they may have Phytophthora ramorum, a water mold pathogen, that has been detected in some rhododendron plants sold in April 2019. The pathogen causes sudden oak death (SOD), ramorum leaf blight, and ramorum dieback. If you think your plant might have the disease, contact TDA's Plant Certification Section at (615) 837-5137 or email plant.certification@tn.gov. July 17, 2019-4pm.
Published: 5:32 PM EDT July 17, 2019
Updated: 5:30 PM EDT July 17, 2019