EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/171

Strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus does not occur in Israel

The NPPO of Israel has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine list) is not present in Israel. It was detected in Israel in 1994 on lilies (oriental hybrid 'Stargazer') grown from bulbs imported from Europe (see EPPO RS 95/110). During delimiting surveys, the virus was found confined to greenhouses in only one isolated location of the Sharon Valley, and all infected material was destroyed. The scientific article reporting the first finding on lily also mentioned that this virus had previously been found once on rose. However, since the Israeli NPPO cannot find any independent written scientific evidence to verify this, the record is anecdotal and should henceforth be considered "unconfirmed". On the basis of repeated and ongoing detection surveys, including laboratory testing, carried out in Israel from the time of the first detection, it has been determined that this virus is not present. The pest status of Strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus in Israel is declared as follows: Absent, detected once and destroyed, confirmed by survey.


NPPO of Israel, 2002-12