Plum pox virus found for the first time on Prunus cerasus in Poland
Until recently, Plum pox virus (Potyvirus, PPV – EPPO A2 List) was only recorded in Poland on Prunus domestica (plum), P. persica (peach), and P. avium (sweet cherry). On P. avium, it was first found in 2012 in a nursery in Northeastern Poland (see EPPO RS 2012/170). In 2013, PPV was found for the first time on P. cerasus (sour cherry) in a nursery in the Lubelskie voivodeship in the Eastern part of the country. Leaves were collected from plants showing suspicious symptoms and were tested in the laboratory for PPV (IC-RT-PCR test). Appropriate quarantine measures were undertaken in the infected place of production. Official inspections for PPV will continue at national level.
NPPO of Poland (2013-08).