Current situation of Diaporthe vaccinii in Lithuania
Diaporthe vaccinii (anamorph Phomopsis vaccinii – EPPO A1 list) was first found in Lithuania in 2000/2002 (see EPPO RS 2004/085). The NPPO of Lithuania recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about the current situation of D. vaccinii on its territory. Surveys on D. vaccinii are being done in cultivated and wild Vaccinium. Since the early 2000s, 7 outbreaks of D. vaccinii have been recorded. D. vaccinii was detected on Vaccinium oxycoccos naturally growing in a forest in the Marijampole region (2 ha). It was also detected on cultivated V. oxycoccos in one farm in the region of Kaunas. The origin of these outbreaks remains unknown. Phytosanitary measures are being taken to prevent any further spread of the disease.
The situation of Diaporthe vaccinii in Lithuania can be described as follows: Present, 7 outbreaks recorded since the 2000/2002 on wild and cultivated Vaccinium, under official control.
NPPO of Lithuania, 2006-09.