EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/172

Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus does not occur in Israel

As reported in EPPO RS 99/123, Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine list) was detected in Israel in 1999 on anemone plants (Anemone coronaria) imported from Europe and being grown in open fields near Jerusalem. A delimiting survey was carried out, and all infected material was destroyed. Since that time, the results of extensive detection surveys and regular virus testing, particularly of the primary host Impatiens, indicate that this virus is no longer present in the country. The status of this pest in Israel is declared as follows: Absent: found once and eradicated, confirmed by survey.


NPPO of Israel, 2002-12