EPPO Global Database

Phytophthora ramorum(PHYTRA)

Distribution details in Slovenia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2003
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, actionable, under eradication (2019-08)
From CABI Disease map 978 (2013): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2003/161) : first found, in Rhododendron and Viburnum plants in two garden centres and a nursery. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/227) : detected in 2016 and again in 2017 in Rhododendron plants in a public park. These infected plants had been imported. Under eradication.

From NPPO (2019): the outbreak of 2016-2017 was considered eradicated but in August 2019, Phytophthora ramorum was confirmed again in the same public park but in a different location on 3 young symptomatic Rhododendron plants planted in June 2019. Official phytosanitary measures were taken within 4m radius of infected plants. Tracing-back studies show that infected plants were imported in March 2019 from another member state. Out of 17 plants, 3 were planted in park, others were already sold before Phytophthora ramorum was detected.
References
* NPPO of Slovenia (2003-11, 2017-07, 2018-08, 2019-08).

* Žerjav M, Munda A, Lane CR, Barnes AV, Hughes KJD (2004) First report of Phytophthora ramorum on container-grown plants of Rhododendron and Viburnum in Slovenia. Plant Pathology 53(4), 523.

* Zerjav, M.; Munda, A. (2005) Lectures and papers presented at the 7th Slovenian Conference on Plant Protection, Zrece, Slovenia, 8-10 March 2005 377-381
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Transient, under eradication view...