First report of Monilia polystroma in Switzerland
In Europe, Monilia polystroma was first found in Hungary in 2009 and in the Czech Republic in 2011 (EPPO RS 2011/134). In Switzerland, during a survey on Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A2 List) conducted in July and August 2009 and 2010 in the Valais canton, the presence of M. polystroma was detected on apricots (Prunus armeniaca). This is the first time that M. polystroma is reported from Switzerland. It is estimated that the impact of M. polystroma on fruit is likely to the same or very similar to that of M. fructigena.
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