First report of Phytophthora ramorum in Lithuania
The NPPO of Lithuania recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In June 2019, the presence of P. ramorum was confirmed in 5 plants within a lot of 18 Rhododendron plants, in a garden centre located in the municipality of Dauparų - Kvietinių seniūnija, in Klaipėda region. This finding was made during an official phytosanitary inspection. The infested plants were imported from another EU Member State. Phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the disease, according to the Commission Decision 2002/757/EC.
The pest status of Phytophthora ramorum in Lithuania is officially declared as: Present, under eradication, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, at low prevalence.
NPPO of Lithuania (2019-07).