Possible Cure for Sudden Oak Disease

Marin County was ground zero for sudden oak death, so it’s only fitting that Marin is leading the way in eradicating the pathogen that causes the disease that has devastated oak forests in California and Oregon.  Scientists at the three-year-old National Ornamental Research Site at Dominican University in San Rafael unveiled breakthrough “green” technology they have developed using an ordinary commercial steamer to heat soil to 122 degrees, killing the sudden oak death pathogen.  Continue reading the article here.