First report of European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma in Austria
The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma (EU Annexes) has been found for the first time in Austria. The disease was detected during a routine inspection of apricot trees grown for fruit production in the state of Niederösterreich. The infested trees were immediately destroyed. It was not possible to trace back the source of the infection. At present, a monitoring programme is being carried out on the whole territory of Austria. The situation of European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma in Austria can be described as follows: Present, found on apricot in Niederösterreich, under official control.
NPPO of Austria, 2002-03.