First record of Mycosphaerella dearnessii in Slovenia
The NPPO of Slovenia informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of Mycosphaerella dearnessii (anamorph Lecanosticta acicola – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The causal agent of brown spot needle blight was observed on the crowns of pine trees (Pinus sylvestris, P. mugo) in a park in Bled.
The situation of Mycosphaerella dearnessii in Slovenia can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2008 on Pinus sylvestris and P. mugo, in a park in Bled.
NPPO of Slovenia, 2008-07.