EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/050

Further details on the situation of Gibberella circinata in Spain

As reported in EPPO RS 2005/097, Gibberella circinata (anamorph Fusarium circinatum - EPPO A1 list) was found in Northern Spain in 2004. Further details have recently been provided by the NPPO of Spain. G. circinata has been detected in 12 nurseries in the 4 following ‘Comunidades Autónomas’: Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, and Galicia. During follow-up studies to locate plants which had been produced by these nurseries, several plantations were also found to be infested. As a result, trees were lifted and destroyed over a total surface of 38.8 ha (18.8 ha in Asturias, 18 ha in Cantabria and 2 ha in Castilla y León, respectively). In affected nurseries a total of 3,125,540 plants were destroyed. G. circinata was identified on the following Pinus species: P. nigra, P. pinaster, P. radiata and P. sylvestris. Without affecting the initial phytosanitary measures which had been adopted to eradicate G. circinata, national legislation is being elaborated to regulate control and eradication of this fungus throughout Spanish territory.

The situation of Gibberella circinata in Spain can be described as follows: Present, isolated outbreaks found in Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, and Galicia, under eradication.


NPPO of Spain, 2006-03.