New outbreaks of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani in France
In 2005, new outbreaks of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani (EPPO A2 List) were reported in the south of France (region Midi-Pyrénées, see EPPO RS 2005/184). In 2006, the disease was reported on new sites. An outbreak was reported at Caussade, in Tarn-et-Garonne (region Midi-Pyrénées), very close to the 2005 outbreak. Three new outbreaks were reported from two distant regions: one at Villedubert (Aude, region Languedoc-Roussillon) on Platanus trees growing along the ‘Canal du midi’, a second one along a main road near Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny (Savoie, region Rhône-Alpes), and the third one along a road at Saint-Etienne-le-Molard (Loire, region Rhône-Alpes). Eradication measures were taken.
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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