Eradication of Monilinia fructicola in Austria
The Austrian Plant Protection Service recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A2 list) has now been eradicated from its territory. In Austria, M. fructicola was found for the first time in 2002 and 2003, in the framework of an official monitoring survey (EPPO RS 2002/170). It was found in Wien and Nieder-Österreich in 2 orchards but only on a few trees (Prunus persica). Eradication measures were carried out. Although investigations were done, the pathway of introduction remained unknown. Intensive official monitoring surveys were implemented in 2003, 2004 and 2005. No other occurrence has been detected since 2004, neither in Wien and Nieder-Österreich, nor in other regions.
The pest status for Monilinia fructicola is officially declared as follows: Absent, eradicated.
NPPO of Austria, 2006-08.