Laurel Wilt Disease Found in Manatee County

Distribution of Laural Wilt Disease as of 2011

Distribution of Laural Wilt Disease as of 2011

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the detection of laurel wilt disease in a Persea sp. from Manatee County. The location was approximately 3 miles west of Myakka City on SR 70 (27.36756, -82.21082).

Laurel wilt is an exotic, lethal disease of trees in laurel family including the natives redbay, swamp bay and silk bay, as well as avocado.

In another post I’ll go into detail on this disease.

Additional information is available at:

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/enpp/pathology/laurel_wilt_disease.html

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs391

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth/laurelwilt/

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