2004 survey on Phytophthora ramorum in Belgium
A survey on Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was done in Belgium in 2004. Visual inspections were carried out in nurseries and garden centres (651 inspections and 543 samples taken), public parks and gardens (47 inspections, 21 samples) and in forestry sites (4 inspections, 2 samples). P. ramorum was found in nurseries and garden centres (45 sites) and in public parks (2 sites), but was not detected on the forestry sites studied. P. ramorum was detected on the following plant species: Euonymus, Kalmia, Rhododendron and Viburnum.
The situation of Phytophthora ramorum in Belgium can be described as follows: Present, found in nurseries and garden centres (45 sites) and public green (2 sites).
NPPO of Belgium, 2005-01.