Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is absent from Slovenia
An official survey for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 list) has been conducted in Slovenia. In Primorska region (eastern part), Pinus nigra and P. sylvestris were inspected for the presence of wilt symptoms, and wood was inspected for any discoloration or grub holes. 29 samples were analyzed and B. xylophilus was not found. In the western part of Slovenia no suspicious symptoms were observed. Import inspections done at the port of Koper also gave negative results.
The situation of B. xylophilus in Slovenia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Slovenia, 2003-11.