EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/084

Situation of Phytophthora lateralis in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, Phytophthora lateralis (EPPO A2 List) was first recorded on Chamaecyparis sp. in a nursery in 2004. Since then, annual surveys have been conducted and phytosanitary measures were applied when new findings were made. These phytosanitary measures had been established on the basis of a preliminary Pest Risk Assessment. The detection of 3 incidental cases in 2010 and 2011, as well as the detection of P. lateralis in France in 2010/2011 (EPPO RS 2011/029), triggered the revision of this assessment. This new Dutch Pest Risk Assessment was completed in September 2013 and concluded that phytosanitary measures should be discontinued in the Netherlands. The main reasons for ending these measures were that P. lateralis is already present in Europe (France, United Kingdom) and that its eradication seemed unlikely.
The pest status of Phytophthora lateralis in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Present, at low prevalence.


NPPO of the Netherlands (2013-12).
Van der Gaag DG, Meffert J (2013) Pest Risk Assessment for Phytophthora lateralis. Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Utrecht (NL). http://www.nvwa.nl/onderwerpen/english/dossier/pest-risk-analysis/evaluation-of-pest-risks