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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Researchers develop portable tool to detect Rapid Ohia Death pathogens

Researchers have developed a new, more efficient tool for detecting the pathogens believed to be the cause of Rapid `Ōhi`a Death (ROD), according to a recently published study by the Hawai`i Cooperative Studies Unit at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, the USGS Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center (PIERC), and USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS).

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Feds provide $497,000 additional funds for Rapid Ohia Death response and treatment

The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest on Hawaiʻi Island.

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