Synchytrium endobioticum detected in Romania
The NPPO of Romania recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an outbreak of Synchytrium endobioticum (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The fungus was detected in June 2018 in soil samples taken from a forest nursery in Feldioara. On this infected plot (6300 m²), approximately 35,000 Picea spp. were grown as plants for planting. The source of this outbreak is unknown. Official phytosanitary measures were taken to eradicate S. endobioticum.
The pest status of Synchytrium endobioticum in Romania is officially declared as: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, under eradication.
NPPO of Romania (2018-08).