Tilletia controversa is not present in Germany
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Plant Protection Service of Germany that Tilletia controversa (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is no longer present in Germany. This fungus was found in the 1960s and 1970s, but sporadically and in limited areas situated at high ;altitude. Since 1984, this pathogen has not been found again. Therefore, the record concerning Germany should now read: absent, found in the past but did not establish and the EPPO distribution list (EPPO RS 94/055) should be modified accordingly.
Plant Protection Service of Germany, 1996-02.