EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/118

New data on quarantine pests and pests of the EPPO Alert List

By browsing through the CABI Abstracts, the EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new data concerning quarantine pests and pests included on the EPPO Alert List. The situation of the pest concerned is indicated in bold, using the terms of ISPM no. 8.

  • New records
Beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus (EPPO A2 list) occurs in Ukraine (Nurmukhammedov & Vasil’eva, 2003). Present, no details.

In Moldova, the first outbreaks of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 list) were recorded in 1996 and 1997. Severe outbreaks were observed throughout the country and led to destruction of apple and pear orchards. Despite strict phytosanitary measures, local outbreaks of the disease have been reported consistently from numerous fruit-growing areas (Nicolaev et al., 2002). Present, no details.

Iris yellow spot virus (EPPO Alert List) was detected for the first time in Australia, infecting onions and leeks (Coutts et al., 2003). Present, no details.

Phytophthora fragariae (EPPO A2 list) was found for the first time in India, in October 2000 on strawberry plants growing in the region of Solan, Himachal Pradesh (Bhardwaj & Gupta, 2002). Present, found in 2000 in Himachal Pradesh.

In Belarus, strawberry mother plants grown at a research institute were tested by ELISA for the presence of viruses. The following viruses were detected: Arabis mosaic nepovirus (EU Annexes), Raspberry ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 list), Tomato black ring nepovirus (EU Annexes), Tomato ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 list) and Strawberry latent ringspot virus (EU Annexes). The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of these viruses in Belarus (Semanas, 2002).

Stenocarpella macrospora (EPPO A2 list) occurs in maize crops in Uganda (Bigirwa et al., 2002). Present, no details.

Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus (EPPO A2 list) occurs in Nepal (Malla et al., 2002). Present, no details.

  • Detailed records
In Mexico, Claviceps africana (EPPO Alert List) is spreading. It is now present in Coahuila, Colima, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Morelos and Sonora states (Velásquez-Valle et al., 2001).

In 2003, Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 list) was reported for the first time in Piemonte, Italy, on Cotoneaster (Gianetti et al., 2004).

Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 / biovar 2 (EPPO A2 list) was observed, in April 2002, in a commercial plantation of Pelargonium zonale in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Almeida et al., 2003).

Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus (TYLCV - EPPO A2 list) occurs in Kyushu, Japan. The virus found showed 98 % similarity with TYLCV-Is (Onuki et al., 2004).

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 list) is considered as one of the limiting factors for tomato and capsicum production in Sinaloa, Mexico (Carrillo-Fasio et al., 2001).

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 list) occurs in Himachal Pradesh, India (Shukla et al., 2003).

  • New host plants
During a study on viruses of forest trees done in Argentina, Tobacco ringspot nepovirus and Tomato ringspot nepovirus (both EPPO A2 list) were detected on Fraxinus americana (Dal Bó et al., 2003).


Almeida, I.M.G.; Destéfano, S.A.; Rodrigues Neto, J.; Malavolta Júnior, V.A. (2003) Southern bacterial wilt of geranium caused by Ralstonia solanacearum biovar2/race 3 in Brazil. Revista de Agricultura (Piracicaba), 78(1), 49-56. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(12) December 2003, abst. 9965, p 1571.
Bhardwaj, L.N.; Gupta, M.; (2002) Occurrence of red stele of strawberry in India. Plant Disease Research, 17(2), p 380. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(6) June 2003, abst. 4521, p 709.
Bigirwa, G.; Warren, H.; Willson, H.; Kyamanywa, S.; Kalule, T.M. (2002) The effects of inter-cropping maize with beans on maize diseases infestation. Muarik Bulletin, no. 5, 1-8. In Review of Plant Pathology, 83(3) March 2004, abst. 1737, p 272.
Carrillo-Fasio, J.A.; García-Estrada, R.S.; Allende-Molar, R.; Márquez-Zequera, I.; Millán-Ocampo, S.; Gaxiola-Espinoza, G. (2001) Sensitivity of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (Doidge) dye strains to copper. Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología, 19(1), 72-77. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(2) February 2003, abst. 1477, p 235.
Coutts, B.A. ; McMichael, L.A. ; Tesoriero, L. ; Rodoni, B.C. Wilson, C.R. ; Wilson, A.J. ; Persley, D.M. ; Jones, R.A.C. (2003) Iris yellow spot virus found infecting onions in three Australian states. Australasian Plant Pathology, 32(4), 555-557.
Malla, S.; Sah, D.N.; Manandhar, R.; Pokharel, D. (2002) Assessment of cultural practices in managing tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) under the hill conditions. Working Paper – Lumle Agricultural Research Centre, no. 2002/29, 8 pp. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(9) September 2003, abst. 7086, p 1119.
Dal Bó, E.; Enrico, J.M.; Sisterna M.; Carranza, M. (2003) The virus in forest species. Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía (Universidad de Buenos Aires), 23(1), 93-98. In Review of Plant Pathology, 83(3) March 2004, abst. 2129, p 331.
Gianetti, G.; Garofalo, M.C.; Morone, C.; Scortichini, M. (2004) First report of Erwinia amylovora in Piedmont. Informatore Agrario, 60(5), 62-63.
Nicolaev, A.N.; Laux, P.; Zeller, W.; (2002) Fire blight in the Republic of Moldova: present status of its occurrence and characteristics of its pathogen Erwinia amylovora. Acta Horticulturae, no. 590, 95-98. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(5) May 2003, abst. 3661, p 578.
Nurmukhammedov, A.K.; Vasil'eva, N.A. (2003) Forecast of rhizomania spread in the Ukraine. Sakharnaya-Svekla, no. 2, 26-27. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(8) August 2003, abst. 6397, p 1008.
Onuki, M.; Ogawa, T.; Uchikawa, K.; Kato, K.; Hanada, K. (2004) Molecular characterization and strain-specific detection of the Tomato yellow leaf curl virus occurring in Kyushu, Japan. Bulletin of the National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa region, no. 44, 55-77. In Review of Plant Pathology, 83(8) August 2004, abst. 6188, p 965.
Semanas, S.E. (2002) Tentative results of testing of some pathogenic viruses of strawberry. Seryya Bīyalagīchnykh Navuk, no. 2, 41-43. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(11) November 2003, abst. 1359, p 1359.
Shukla, A.; Shyam, K.R.; Gupta, S.K. (2003) Bacterial spot of tomato (Xanthomonas vesicatoria) and its management – a review. Agricultural Reviews, 24(2), 123-129. In Review of Plant Pathology, 83(8) August 2004, abst. 6173, p 963.
Velásquez-Valle, R. ; Narro-Sánchez, J. ; Torres-Montalvo, H. (2001) Initial dissemination of ergot (Claviceps africana) of sorghum in Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología, 19(1), 100-103. In Review of Plant Pathology, 82(2) February 2003, abst. 1157, p 185.