Finding of Phytophthora ramorum in Rhododendron and Viburnum in Germany
In Germany, during a survey carried out in nurseries, private gardens, and public parks between August and December 2001, Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was detected in Rhododendron and Viburnum. Infected plants were detected in 15 places (13 nurseries and 2 private gardens) in several Federal States. Measures were taken at all infected places. The origin of these infections could not be identified. In 2002, survey will continue. The NPPO of Germany declares the pest status of P. ramorum as: Transient: actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany, 2002-05.