European Pear Rust (Gymnosporangium sabinae) monitoring
The data set consists of records for European pear rust (<i>Gymnosporangium sabinae</i>) for the UK. Records are gathered by the Royal Horticultural Society from members of the Society.
The RHS and the Sylva Foundation have linked their resources to monitor the distribution and progression of European pear rust in this joint venture. This brings together the experience of the RHS plant pathologists with the online monitoring system setup by the TreeWatch initiative. The collective data increases the distribution of <i>Gymnosporangium sabinae</i> records in the UK.
The data collected through the RHS Advisory Service records are from the UK only.
Data have been collected as part of a survey and monitoring study using the TreeWatch initiative and the Royal Horticultural Society Advisory Service. The survey aims to establish the distribution of European pear rust, a major disease of pear trees (<i>Pyrus</i>). The on-line survey will also gather data on the development of the disease during 2011.
Pear rust was once a rarity in the UK with only sporadic sightings. In the last few years, European pear rust has been increasingly observed and it is now one of the main rust diseases occurring in gardens.
Data quality of records through the RHS Advisory Service is good, but limited to Royal Horticultural Society members. Records are verified by RHS plant pathologist from samples and photographs.
Records of European pear rust have been collected via the Royal Horticultural Society Advisory Service, predominantly from RHS members.
Plant Pathologists verify the RHS Advisory Service records from samples or photographs.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-06-16 14:42:48.0