Pests and diseases in Croatian forest nurseries recorded in 1996.
The article deals with forest nursery health in Croatia during 1996. Planting material for afforestation in Croatia is produced in 35 forest nurseries with total area of 400 ha. In these nurseries, 11 species of fungi and 17 species of insect pests have been recorded in 1996, both on broadleaves and conifers. Among fungi, the more important ones were Microsphaera alphitoides, Melampsora allii-populina, Drepanopeziza punctiformis, Scirrhia pini [Mycosphaerella pini], Lophodermium pinastri and Fusarium oxysporum. Cameraria ohridella, Caliroa annulipes, Melasoma populi [Chrysomela populi], Hyphantria cunea and Phyllodecta vitellinae were some of the recorded insect pests.