Phytophthora ramorum found on Larix kaempferi in Ireland
Following the United Kingdom findings of Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) on Larix kaempferi trees (EPPO RS 2010/033), the NPPO of Ireland initiated a survey on this conifer species. It was carried out in areas adjacent to forest areas where P. ramorum had previously been detected on the invasive plant, Rhododendron ponticum. P. ramorum was detected on a single L. kaempferi tree in a forest in county Tipperary. Further surveys are being carried out in the area concerned and appropriate measures will be taken.
NPPO of Ireland (2010-07).