EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/185

First report of Glomerella acutata in Sweden

Glomerella acutata (anamorph Colletotrichum acutatum – EU Annexes) was detected for the first time on strawberries in Sweden in autumn 2003. Infected strawberry plants (Fragaria ananassa cv. Kimberly) were found in a field in the northeastern part of Skåne (south of Sweden). The identity of the fungus was then confirmed in the laboratory. This is the first report of G. acutata in Sweden.
The situation of Glomerella acutata in Sweden can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2003 in one strawberry field in Skåne (south of Sweden).


Nilsson U, Carlson-Nilsson U, Svedelius G (2005) First report of anthracnose fruit rot caused by Colletotrichum acutatum on strawberry in Sweden.
Plant Disease 89(11), p 1242.