First report of Alternaria mali in Turkey
In Turkey, during surveys done in apple orchards in the province of Isparta (Mediterranean region), small, circular purplish-brown spots with a brown margin were observed on apple leaves. One fungus was repeatedly isolated from leaf samples collected from 6 different locations in the Isparta province. The pathogen was identified as Alternaria mali (EU Annexes). This is the first report of A. mali in Turkey. So far in Europe, A. mali had only been reported in 1996 from former Yugoslavia (EPPO RS 96/128).
Ozgonen H, Karaca G (2005) First report of Alternaria mali causing necrotic leaf spot of apples in Turkey
New Disease Reports. Volume 12: August 2005 - January 2006