EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/019

First report of Plum pox potyvirus in Argentina

The NPPO of Argentina has officially notified the IPPC Secretariat of the first finding of Plum pox potyvirus (EPPO A2 list) on its territory. The identity of the virus was confirmed by DAS-ELISA and electronic microscopy in January 2005. PPV was detected in one property on plums and apricots (Prunus domestica, P. armeniaca), in the Province of San Juan (Departamento Pocito). The property and its vicinity were placed under quarantine and all plants were destroyed.
The situation of Plum pox potyvirus in Argentina can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2005 in one location (Province of San Juan), under eradication.


Argentina - emergency action for plum pox virus detection (03 February 2005)
International Phytosanitary Portal. https://www.ippc.int