Current situation of Eutypella parasitica in Slovenia
The NPPO of Slovenia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about the current situation of Eutypella parasitica (EPPO Alert List) on its territory. E. parasitica (maple canker) was reported for the first time in Europe around Ljubljana in 2005 (see EPPO RS 2005/176). Intensive surveys were then carried out, and showed that the distribution of the disease is still limited. By the end of January 2006, 76 diseased maple trees (Acer pseudoplatanus, A. platanoides, A. campestre) were found over the whole forest territory of Slovenia. Infections were detected either on old trees (more than 20 years old) or on young trees. Eradication measures were applied and all infected trees were cut and burnt.
The situation of Eutypella parasitica in Slovenia can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2005 in a few localities, under eradication.
NPPO of Slovenia, 2006-05.