2004 survey on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in Slovakia
An official survey on Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 list) was conducted in Slovakia from July to September 2004. It focussed on the main hosts of B. xylophilus, i.e. Pinus species (P. sylvestris, P. nigra), and one sample was taken from Picea sp. Wood samples were especially taken from suspicious pines trees and from pine sawdust in sawmills. In total, 38 samples were collected and analysed using the EPPO diagnostic protocol for B. xylophilus. All samples gave negative results. The NPPO concluded that B. xylophilus is not present in Slovakia.
The situation of B. xylophilus in Slovakia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Slovakia, 2004-11.