Other diseases and pests of chestnut

Chestnut is a plastic species but relatively demanding in terms of ecology. The main site constraints concern water supply (drought and waterlogging), nutritional inputs and the effects of extreme temperatures. These abiotic stresses can be involved in dieback symptoms.

The main diseases of chestnut are due to exotic pathogens or pests, with which the European chestnut has not co-evolved or has co-evolved only slightly, and to which it is very susceptible. These are ink (root disease), canker (aerial disease) and cynips.

Last change : 09/22/21
  • Authors :
  • C Robin (INRA)
  • T Allery (INRAE)