Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani found in Isère, France
In France, outbreaks of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani (EPPO A2 List) have been reported from southern regions (Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes). In February 2008, it was found for the first time in Isère department (Rhône-Alpes region). One infected tree was detected in the city of la Tour-du-Pin (north-west of Grenoble). The infected tree and all surrounding Platanus within a radius of 30 m will be destroyed. It is noted that in the Rhône-Alpes region, five departments are now declared infected: Rhône (in 1992), Ain (1994), Savoie (2005), Loire (2005) and now Isère (2008). Intensive surveys are continuing in France.
The situation of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani in France can be described as follows: Present, scattered outbreaks (Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes), under official control.
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