EPPO Global Database

Cryphonectria parasitica(ENDOPA)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2011
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, under eradication (2017-07)
From CABI Disease map 066 (2015): Present, few occurrences
From country itself (2010): not found during the official surveys in 2009.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/048) : first found at the end of 2011 in 2 chestnut plantations in England (Warwickshire, East Sussex), under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/214) : also found in in more than 30 trees on a farm in East Sussex, 2 trees at a private residence in Herefordshire, as well as in several trees in 7 private residences and 1 nursery of Southwestern England. In all cases, eradication measures were taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/172) : found in Lesnes Abbey (Outer London) in June 2017. Also found in Devon and Dorset (Southwestern England). Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/201) : detected in old abandoned galls of Drycosmus kuriphilus (samples collected from London). Further studies are needed to determine the interaction between the D. kuriphilus and C. parasitica and how this relates to the incidence of disease
* Fera (2013) Rapid Pest Risk analysis for Cryphonectria parasitica. http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/documents/rapidAssessmentCryphonectriaParasitica.pdf

* Hunter GC, Wylder B, Jones B, Webber JF (2013) First finding of Cryphonectria parasitica causing chestnut blight on Castanea sativa trees in England. New Disease Reports 27, 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2013.027.001

* NPPO of the UK (2010-03, 2012-01, 2014-06, 2017-03, 2017-07).

* Pérez-Sierra A, van der Linde S, Romón-Ochoa P, Jones B, Gorton C (2020) First report of Cryphonectria parasitica on abandoned galls of Dryocosmus kuriphilus on sweet chestnut in the United Kingdom. New Disease Reports 41, 34. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2020.041.034