Glomerella acutata found in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Glomerella acutata (anamorph Colletotrichum acutatum) (EU Annex II/A2) was found in summer 2002 on strawberry plants at the Research Institute of Horticulture. The infected strawberry plants were used as research material (and not for propagation). The source of infestation is thought to be planting material (rooted plants) introduced from Canada in 2000. Symptoms of G. acutata appeared during the 2002 growing season and the disease was detected by ELISA. Strawberry plants were destroyed and quarantine measures applied.
NPPO of Finland, 2002-10