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Apr 07

Pest of the Month: Rapid Ohia Death

Ceratocystis fungal stain

Ceratocystis fungal stain

“Rapid Ohia Death” is a fungal pathogen called Ceratocystis. Altough newly discovered infecting Ohia, it has previously been found on other plants here including Okinawan sweet potato and taro as described in this recentĀ article in the Hawaii Tribune Herald.