Phytophthora cactorum found and under eradication in Israel
Phytophthora cactorum, considered as a quarantine pest for Israel, has recently been found on strawberry plants at a number of sites in that country. Infection was recorded in one nursery, where all propagation material and mother plants were subject to destruction. All nuclear and foundation stocks of strawberry propagation material were tested, and routine mandatory testing for this pathogen is now required of certified nursery growers. Nationwide surveillance of commercial strawberry fields revealed several additional foci, and specific guidelines on appropriate measures to eradicate the disease and prevent reinfection were issued to the growers concerned. In terms of ISPM No 8, its status could be categorized as "Present: under eradication".
NPPO of Israel