Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma found in Marche region (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that an isolated outbreak of Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma (EPPO A2 List) was found in Marche region during an official survey in 2010. Symptoms of flavescence dorée were observed on some grapevine plants growing in adjacent plots in the municipality of Gradara (Province of Pesaro e Urbino). In addition, several specimens of the insect vector, Scaphoideus titanus, were detected. The following phytosanitary measures are being implemented to eradicate the disease: destruction of all symptomatic plants, compulsory application of insecticide treatments against S. titanus, and prohibion to collect material from the delimited area for the vegetative propagation of grapevine.
The situation of Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma in Italy can be described as: Present, under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-09).