Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae found in Calabria, Campania, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions (IT)
In 2011, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (EPPO A2 List) continued to spread in Italy and was detected for the first time in the following regions:
- In Calabria, P. syringae pv. actinidiae was detected in some plants of Actinidia chinensis grown in an orchard in the municipality of Rosarno (Province of Reggio Calabria).
- In Campania, the bacterium was detected in plants of A. deliciosa cv. ‘Jin Tao’. These plants had been planted in 2010 and the orchard was located in the municipality of Sessa Auruca (Province of Caserta).
- In Friuli-Venezia Giulia, P. syringae pv. actinidiae was detected in 4 young orchards of A. deliciosa cv. ‘Hayward’ located in the municipalities of Bertiolo, Camino al Tagliamento and Codroipo (province of Udine) and in the greenhouse of a nursery located in the municipality of Sacile (Province of Pordenone).
In all regions, emergency measures have been taken to control or eradicate the bacterial canker of kiwifruit in accordance with the Italian Ministerial decree of February 2011.
NPPO of Italy (2011-05).
Decreto Ministeriale (2011-02-07) Misure di emergenza per la prevenzione, il controllo o l’eradicazione del cancro batterico dell’actinidia causato da Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae. Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana no. 69, 15-22.