EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/106

First report of Phytophthora ramorum in Piemonte, Italy

In Italy, Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was discovered in spring 2002 in Piemonte region on a plant of Rhododendron yakushimanum from a nursery in Verbania. Control measures were immediately applied to prevent any further spread.
The situation of P. ramorum in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2002 on Rhododendron in one nursery in Piemonte, under eradication.


Gullino, C.; Garofalo, M.C.; Moretti, F.; Gianetti, G.; Mainenti, E. (2003) [Discovery of Phytophthora ramorum on rhododendron.]
Informatore Agrario, 59(19), 87-89 (abst.).

Servizio Fitosanitario Emilia-Romagna. Prima segnalazione in Italia di Phytophthora ramorum.

Direzione Generale Agricoltura. Regione Lombardia. Phytophthora ramorum Werres, De Cock & Man in ‘t sp. nov.