First report of Monilinia fructicola in Italy
The NPPO of Italy informed the EPPO Secretariat that Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A2 List) has been recently found in Italy. M. fructicola was detected during a survey carried out in 2008/2009 in Piemonte region. It was found at Lagnasco (Cuneo province) in 2 orchards of nectarines (Prunus persica var. nectarina cvs ‘Sweet red’ and ‘Orion’).
The situation of Monilinia fructicola in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2009 in 2 orchards of Piemonte region.
NPPO of Italy, 2009-04.