Incursion of Phytophthora ramorum in Poland
The NPPO of Poland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was isolated in 2001 from Rhododendron grown in containers, imported from Germany. P. ramorum was found only in one nursery in Poland. Phytosanitary measures were taken to eradicate the disease. All plants were immediately destroyed. As a result of surveys which were conducted in nurseries and public gardens for the presence of P. ramorum, the species was not found again in Poland.
NPPO of Poland, 2002-02.