EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/025

Stromatinia cepivorum is absent from Israel

The NPPO of Israel (PPIS) informed the EPPO Secretariat that Stromatinia cepivorum (anamorph: Sclerotium cepivorum), causal agent of onion white rot, is absent from Israel. The fungus was found once in the country in the early 1960s, in an onion field located in the Jerusalem corridor, planted with imported bulbs. The said plot was destroyed, and the disease has not been recorded since. The declared status of S. cepivorum in Israel is: Absent, quarantine pest, recorded once in one location and eradicated.


NPPO of Israel 2004-03.

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