EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/145

First report of Glomerella acutata in Malta

In Malta, strawberry is an expanding crop. In December 2005, severe symptoms of black spot (anthracnose) were observed on strawberries growing under plastic tunnels at St Paul’s Bay. Glomerella acutata (anamorph Colletotrichum acutatum – EU Annexes) was constantly isolated from fruit lesions. This is the first record of G. acutata on strawberry in Malta.
The situation of Glomerella acutata in Malta can be described as follows: Present, first observed in 2005 on strawberries, St Paul’s Bay.


Porta-Puglia, Mifsud (2006) First report of Colletotrichum acutatum on strawberry in Malta. Journal of Plant Pathology 88(2), p 228.