First report of Mycosphaerella pini in the Netherlands
In November 2007, Mycosphaerella pini (EU Annexes) was detected at two locations on old Pinus trees growing in public parks in the Netherlands. Only mild symptoms (yellow spots) were observed on some needles of the affected trees. Since natural spread was considered the most likely pathway, no eradication measures were applied. Nurseries growing Pinus will be informed and surveys will continue to monitor the disease. This is the first report of M. pini in the Netherlands.
The pest status of Mycosphaerella pini in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Present.
NPPO of the Netherlands, 2007-12.
INTERNET (last retrieved in 2007-12)
Website of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Pest report. Scirrhia pini on Pinus sp. in public green. http://www.minlnv.nl/portal/page?_pageid=116,1640321&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=23902