EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/148

First report of Phytophthora kernoviae in Ireland

In Ireland, the presence of Phytophthora kernoviae (EPPO Alert List) was confirmed in December 2008. The pathogen was detected on a Rhododendron ponticum sample which had been taken in a forest location in county Cork (South coast of Ireland). A positive sample of P. ramorum was previously obtained from the same forest site in September 2008. Appropriate phytosanitary measures have been taken.
The situation of Phytophthora kernoviae in Ireland can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008 in woodlands on Rhododendron ponticum in county Cork, under official control.


NPPO of Ireland (2010-07).