Plant diseases and pest identification guide
Topics coveredplant health and diseases, field studies, working scientifically
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Two in five plants are now estimated to be threatened with extinction. Plant diseases are spreading fast and they are contributing to a decline in many plant species. One of these diseases is ash dieback, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.
Find out about the devastating effect this pathogen is having on our ash trees and discover how Kew is helping to identify trees that display tolerance to ash dieback and ensure this genetic diversity is preserved to help fight against this deadly disease.
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