EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/148

First report of Mycosphaerella pini in Hungary

Regular surveys are being carried out in Hungary in black pine (Pinus nigra) stands, mainly to study the spread and biology of Sphaeropsis sapinea which can destroy young shoots and needles. However, unusual symptoms were observed and laboratory studies showed that they were caused by Mycosphaerella pini (EU Annex II/A2) and by Sclerophoma pithyophila. This is the first time that these two pathogens are observed in Hungarian black pine stands.


Koltay, A. (1997) [New pathogens in Hungarian black pine stands]
Növényvédelem, 33, (7), 339-341.