First report of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Italy
In Italy, it has recently been reported that Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was isolated from stems and leaves of wilted Anthurium andreanum plants cultivated under glasshouse in one firm in Pompei (Campania). Among the six cultivars grown on the premises, the most heavily affected (80-100 %) were cvs. Tropical and Laguna. This is the first report of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Italy.
Zoina, A.; Raio, A.; Spasiano, A. (1999) Observations on a new bacterial disease of Anthurium in Italy.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 7th Meeting of the Italian Phytopathological Society (Piacenza, IT, 1999-09-23/24).
Journal of Plant Pathology, 81(3), p 241.