EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/008

First report of Tilletia indica in South Africa

Tilletia indica (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is reported for the first time in South Africa. It has recently been identified at a farm in the Northern Cape. To prevent any further spread of the disease, a quarantine area will be established around the farm concerned. The official authorities will conduct a delimiting survey to establish the extent of the infected area and of the infected seed stocks. They will also establish future control measures and provide information on T. indica. The situation of T. indica in South Africa can be described as: Present, only in one farm (Northern Cape), under eradication.


ProMED posting of 2000-12-23. Karnal bunt, wheat - South Africa.
Press release of the National Department of Agriculture of South Africa, Pretoria, 2000-12-19.