Puccinia horiana found in Lithuania
In 2012-10-05, Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 List) was detected in 2 glasshouses on the same farm in the district of Birzai, Lithuania. The fungus was found on 170 flowering chrysanthemum plants. It is recalled that the first outbreak of Puccinia horiana in Lithuania was detected in 1999 (EPPO RS 2000/060). Other outbreaks were then detected and always submitted to eradication measures. In the 2 affected glasshouses official control measures were taken to eradicate the disease. All infected and potentially infected chrysanthemum plants were uprooted and destroyed by burial. Strict phytosanitary inspections will be carried out in the infected glasshouses for at least 1 vegetative period following plant destruction.
The pest status of Puccinia horiana in Lithuania is officially declared as: Present, eradicated, under official control.
NPPO of Lithuania (2012-11).