Absence of Monilinia fructicola in Germany
A survey on Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A1 List) was done in Germany from July to September 2002. It was conducted in all German fruit-growing regions and particularly in the south western areas. 383 samples of stone fruits showing symptoms of Monilinia infection were collected and specifically tested for M. fructicola by nested-PCR. All results were negative. These results confirm that there is no evidence of M. fructicola in Germany.
The situation of Monilinia fructicola in Germany can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by survey.
Albert, G.; Krauthausen, H.J.; Zollfrank, U.; Pfeilstetter, E. (2004) [No evidence of the quarantine organism Monilinia fructicola (Wint.) Honey in Germany.]
Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes, 56(9), 202-205.