EPPO Global Database

Phytophthora ramorum(PHYTRA)

Distribution details in Finland

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 2004
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, under eradication (2011-06)
From CABI Disease map 978 (2013): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2005/159) : one case in 2004.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/127) : few outbreaks were detected from 2004 to 2006, essentially on imported rhododendron plants (found only once in 2005 in a Finnish nursery). All infested plants have been destroyed.

From NPPO (2011): not detected in the official survey conducted in 2011.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/014) : not detected during the official survey conducted in 2012.

From NPPO (2013): detected during marketing control in 1 garden centre in 2013 on rhododendron.

From NPPO (2015): detected in 1 nursery and during marketing control in 2 garden centres in 2015 (on rhododendron plant originating from the infested Finnish nursery and from another EU member state).

From NPPO (2017): detected in 1 nursery and 4 garden centres on Rhododendron plants (all infected plants had been imported).
References
* Lilja A, Rytkönen, Hantula J, Müller M, Parikka P, Kurkela T (2011) Introduced pathogens found on ornamentals, strawberry and trees in Finland over the past 20 years. Agricultural and Food Science 20, 74-85.

* Lilja A, Rytkönen A, Kokkola M, Parikka P, Hantula J (2008) First report of Phytophthora ramorum and P. inflata in ornamental rhododendrons in Finland. Plant Disease 91(8), p 1055.

* NPPO of Finland (2011-06, 2011-12, 2012-12, 2013-11, 2015-12, 2017-01).

* Presentations made at the EPPO Conference on Phytophthora ramorum and other forest pests, Falmouth, Cornwall, GB, 2005-10-05/07. http://archives.eppo.org/MEETINGS/2005_meetings/ramorum_presentations/falmouth.htm
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Norway Present, restricted distribution view...
Sweden Present, restricted distribution view...