Verticillium albo-atrum does not occur in Israel
The NPPO of Israel has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Verticillium albo-atrum does not occur in Israel. Expert mycologists consider that past records from the 1950s are invalid and were based on a misidentification with Verticillium dahliae (non-hop strain), another species which occurs in Israel. All subsequent records of verticillium wilt in Israel refer exclusively to V. dahliae. The situation of V. albo-atrum in Israel can be described as follows: Absent, pest record invalid.
NPPO of Israel, 2002-09