Dothistroma septosporum detected in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the finding of Dothistroma septosporum (teleomorph: Mycosphaerella pini – EU Annexes) in a new area. In February 2014, the disease was found on Pinus nigra trees in a forest at Iffezheim, Baden-Württemberg. These trees were approximately 25 years old and showed typical symptoms such as needle and sprout necrosis. Approximately 80 % of the trees in an area of 0.5 ha were infected. The fungus was identified morphologically. It is presumed that the disease has been present at this location since 2011. Quarantine has been imposed.
The pest status of Dothistroma septosporum in Germany is officially declared as: Present, few occurrences.
NPPO of Germany (2014-03).