EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/037

Eradication of Blueberry scorch virus from the Netherlands

In 2008, the presence of Blueberry scorch virus (Carlavirus, BBScV - EPPO A2 List) was detected in 1 plant of Vaccinium corymbosum in the Netherlands (EPPO RS 2008/204). This infected plant was immediately destroyed. Surveys were then carried out and the virus was not detected again in the Netherlands. The NPPO now considers that BBScV has been eradicated.
The pest status of Blueberry scorch virus in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Absent, eradicated, confirmed by survey.


NPPO of the Netherlands (2012-10).