First report of Eutypella parasitica in Austria
The Austrian Plant Protection Service recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Eutypella parasitica (EPPO Alert List) on its territory. In Austria, Eutypella parasitica was detected in Niederösterreich on a tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) at the end of 2006. Surveys in the surrounding area showed that 4 other trees of Acer pseudoplatanus were infected. Eradication measures were carried out; all infected trees were cut down and burnt. The pathway of introduction remains unknown.
The pest status of Eutypella parasitica in Austria is officially declared as follows: Present in a limited area, under eradication.
NPPO of Austria, 2007-03.