EPPO Conference on Phytophthora ramorum and other forest pests

Falmouth, Cornwall, GB, 2005-10-05/07







EPPO organized a Conference on Phytophthora ramorum and other forest pests in Falmouth (GB). It was attended by 76 participants from 24 countries.


Elements on the current situation, phytosanitary measures in place, and control of Phytophthora ramorum were presented. Information on P. kernoviae a new aggressive Phytophthora, recently detected in United Kingdom was also provided. The Conference recommended that EPPO should develop a diagnostic protocol and conduct a pest risk analysis on this emerging pest.


Information was also provided on forest pest eradication programmes in the region (Anoplophora glabripennis, Anoplophora chinensis) and on a fungi recently detected in Slovenia (Eutypella canker). The Conference recommended that this pest should be added to the EPPO Alert list.


A presentation on the analysis of the interceptions of non-indigenous species in Europe during 1995-2005 was made. During the discussion, participants stressed that importation of large plants from other parts of the world presented phytosanitary risks and that such risks should be evaluated further and phytosanitary measures identified.








 Situation of Phytophthora ramorum and related species in Europe and possible phytosanitary measures

S. DENMAN (Forest Research, GB)
Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytophthora ramorum: host susceptibility to these pathogens and sporulation potential on susceptible hosts


J. WEBBER (Forest Research, GB)
Risk posed Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae to trees in the United Kingdom


Phytophthora kernoviae on ornamentals in the UK


A. SCHLENZIG (Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, GB)
Phytophthora ramorum: the situation in Scotland


Insights into Phytophthora ramorum sporulation: epidemiological and evolutionary implications


C.R. LANE (CSL, York, GB)
Diagnosis of Phytophthora ramorum


Phytophthora ramorum– surveys in the Czech Republic


H.J. HANSEN (Danish Plant Directorate, DK)
Phytophthora ramorum in Denmark


A POUTTU (Finnish Forest Forest Research Institute, FI)
Phytophthora ramorum and an unidentified Phytophthora, a new threat to forest nursery seedlings in Finland


H. ARIJS (EU Commission)
EU phytosanitary measures for Phytophthora ramorum


Project management of an eradication campaign


J. DE GRUYTER, M.H.C.G. STEEGHS (Plant Protection Service, NL)
Risk management of Phytophthora ramorum in the Netherlands


M.E. DIX (USDA Forest Service, US)
Research and Management of Invasive Forest Species in the United States


A. KUNCA, M. ZUBRIK (Forest Research Institute, SK)
Forest invasive and quarantine forest pests in Slovakia


Current situation of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in Europe

E. GERVASINI, H. ARIJS (EU Commission)
EU situation and measures for B. xylophilus 


H. EVANS, (Forest Research, GB)
Progress in the EU project PHRAME concerning risk models for pinewood nematode in Europe


Bursaphelenchus xylophilus – surveys in the Czech Republic


Current phytosanitary alerts concerning forest pests and in particular introduced Cerambycidae in European countries

F. HERARD (European Biological Control Laboratory, US)
Anoplophora spp in Europe: infestation and management process


H. KREHAN (Federal Forest Office, Institute of Forest Protection, AT)
Eradication strategies against Anoplophora glabripennis


A. BOKUMS (Plant Quarantine Department, LV)
Control of Neodiprion sertifer (European pine sawfly) in Latvia


N. OGRIS, D. JURC (Slovenian Forestry Institute, SI)
Introduction to Eutypella canker


N. OGRIS (Slovenian Forestry Institute, SI)
Spread risk of Eutypella canker of maples to Europe?


D. JURC (Slovenian Forestry Institute, SI)
Is an attempt to eradicate Eutypella canker of maple in Europe feasible?


C. GRGURINOVIC (Biosecurity, AU)
Eucalyptus rust caused by Puccinia psidii and the threat it pauses to Australia


Synthetic analysis of the interception of non-indigenous species in Europe during 1995-2005


 Review of the EPPO forest quarantine project and its outcome

EPPO forest quarantine project




A. CHANDELIER (CRA-W, Département de lutte biologique, BE)
Validation of a realtime PCR for the detection of Phytophthora ramorum


C. O'CONNOR (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, IE)
Molecular ecology of Phytophthora ramorum in Ireland


C.R. LANE (CSL, York, GB)
Diagnosis of Phytophthora ramorum – an overview of testing procedures in England & Wales


J. WEBBER (Forest Research, GB)
Risk analysis for Phytophthora ramorum – a pathogen threat to Europe
Potential for spread of Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytophthora ramorum by human vector


M. ZUPANIC (Forest Research Institute, HR)
Phytophthora sp. on hybrid poplars in Croatia


P. kernoviae on ornamentals in the UK


R.A. COLLIER, T. BROKENSHIRE & G. GALLIENNE (States of Guernsey, Commerce & Employment, GG)
Current status of Phytophthora ramorum in the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey


S. DENMAN (Forest Research, GB)
Magnolias diseased by Phytophthora kernoviae: their fate in the balance?


T. SCHRÖDER (Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, DE)

Occurrence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany


Survey and evaluation of potential natural enemies of Anoplophora glabripennis and A. chinensis


G. CAREMI, M CIAMPITTI, M MASPERO (Servizio Fitosanitario Lombardia, Progetto Biolomb Fondazione Minoprio)
The plan of control and eradication of Anoplophora chinensis form malasiaca in Lombardia region Italy