EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/199

First report of Colletotrichum acutatum on strawberry in Finland

In August 2000, Colletotrichum acutatum (EU Annexes) was found for the first time on strawberry (Fragaria ananassa cv. Elsanta) in one farm of Eastern Finland. Diseased plants showed typical symptoms of anthracnose. The identity of the pathogen was confirmed by ELISA and Koch’s postulates were fulfilled. All strawberry plants growing on the infected plot were destroyed.


Parikka, P.; Kokkola, M. (2001) First report of Colletotrichum acutatum in Finland.
Plant Disease, 85(8), p 923.