EPPO Global Database

Lecanosticta acicola(SCIRAC)

Distribution details in Bulgaria

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (1995/239) : indicates that a paper reporting the pathogen in Switzerland for the first time mentions an earlier report in Bulgaria. EPPO regarded this as unconfirmed in 1995.

From NPPO (2018): 50 infected trees (Pinus sylvestris) were found in a nursery in the municipality of Ardino in August 2017. All infested trees were destroyed. In May 2018, the outbreak was considered eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/065) : L. acicola was found again in the municipality of Ardino and further spread in the Kardzhali district, mainly along the Arda river valley (approximately 25 km away from the first outbreak site).
References
* Georgieva M (2020) Spread of the invasive pathogen Lecanosticta acicola on species of Pinus in Bulgaria. Silva Balcanica 21(1), 83–89. https://doi.org/10.3897/silvabalcanica.21.e54610

* Holdenrieder O, Sieber TN (1995) First report of Mycosphaerella dearnessii in Switzerland. European Journal of Forest Pathology 25(5), 293-295.

* NPPO of Bulgaria (2018-05).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Greece Absent, unreliable record view...
Romania Present, restricted distribution view...
Serbia Absent, unreliable record view...
Turkey Present, few occurrences view...