HTHF_montagePhytophthora is a genus of soil, air or water borne plant pathogens that pose major challenges to global biosecurity.

Scion is leading a six-year collaborative research programme to address the threat of Phytophthora species to New Zealand’s agriculture, horticulture, and natural and urban forest estates.



Funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Forest Growers Levy Trust, Radiata Pine Breeding Company and the Kauri Dieback Programme.