NY00031 - Crossnore 2000 - A Festival of Enthusiasm for Ornamental Diseases and Pests

The workshop at Crossnore, North Carolina, in the US in the Year 2000, involved more than 130 pathologists and entomologists working in ornamental crops. The main points of interest from this workshop and clinic visits were:

• interest and pressure is growing for nurseries to use recycled water; work is being conducted to find the best way to manage recycled water, detect fungi and the effects of these fungi on the plants being watered

• Thielaviopsis (also known as Chalara or Black root rot) is causing concern in greenhouses in the US similar to that found in Australia

• recent research on fungicide resistance in the nursery industry in the USmay have implications for Australia’s nursery industry

• many diagnostic clinics in the US are setting up systems to enable diagnosis by digital images.