EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/055

First report of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Chile

The presence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidae is reported for the first time from Chile. Suspicious symptoms of bacterial canker were observed in December 2010 and January 2011 in kiwi orchards (Actinidia sp.) in the regions of O'Higgins and Maule (regions VI and VII, respectively). Surveillance will continue to delimit the extent of the disease in Chile.
The situation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Chile can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2010 in kiwifruit orchards in O'Higgins and Maule regions.


ProMed posting (no. 20110325.0940) of 2011-03-25. Bacterial canker, kiwifruit – Chile: first report: (O’Higgins, Maule). http://www.promedmail.org