Southern California Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Management Strategy for Natural and Urban Landscapes

Type: report

Article abstract: This document is a strategic approach for guiding and prioritizing actions and implementing control mechanisms necessary for the management of the invasive pests known as the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) and Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB), collectively referred to as Shot Hole Borers (SHB), and their fungal symbionts that lead to the plant disease Fusarium dieback (FD). This plan will provide land managers and stakeholders with implementation actions for natural resource communities and urban landscapes embedded into a regional framework designed to adapt to evolving Best Management Practices (BMP’s). This management strategy will lead toward the effective control of the SHB/FD complex and prevent further damages to natural habitats and economic losses. Using the expertise of the lead researchers in the field the goal at this time is to prevent or reduce expansion of this threat into new areas and manage known occurrences of the beetle to eradicate invasive SHB from California. Further destruction is preventable if land managers, researchers, regulators, and funding agencies collaboratively work towards implementing common goals and avoid duplicate efforts.

Number of pages: 37

Authors: Greer, Keith; Lynch, Shannon; Rice, Kyle;

Month: July

Year: 2018

Publisher: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Keywords: Fusarium Dieback; Invasive; Invasive animal treatment; Invasive animals; Invasive species mapping; Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer; polyphagous shot hole borer; Shot hole borer;

Threats: Invasive animals