Survey on Stemphylium vesicarium in United Kingdom
Pear brown spot caused by Stemphylium vesicarium is a damaging disease of pears (Pyrus communis). So far, it has not been found in the United Kingdom, but concerns have been raised as a result of reports of the disease in other European countries (e.g. Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain). In United Kingdom, a limited survey was carried out in pear orchards and on pears moving in trade. Between June and December 2003, 122 samples of fruit and planting material were tested for S. vesicarium. The fungus was not detected. Survey will continue in 2004.
NPPO of United Kingdom, 2004-03.