Phytophthora ramorum does not occur in Slovakia
In Slovakia, an official survey for Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was carried out in 2004. It focused on host plants commercially grown in ornamental and forest nurseries, garden centres and parks, as well as in forestry sites. In total, 76 inspections were made on 60,545 host plants (Aesculus hippocastanum, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica, Quercus, Rhododendron, Syringa, Vaccinium myrtillus, Viburnum). 4 samples containing 22 suspect plants (Fagus sylvatica, Rhododendron, Quercus, Carpinus betulus) were collected and sent to the laboratory for testing. All results were negative.
The status of Phytophthora ramorum in Slovakia is declared as follows: Absent, confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Slovakia, 2004-11.