First report of Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus in Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus (Tospovirus, CSNV – EPPO A1 List) on its territory. In February 2014, the virus was detected (ELISA, RT-PCR) on Chrysanthemum morifolium during official survey activities in a nursery located in the province of Savona (Liguria region). Affected plants showed necrosis and leaf malformations. Following the positive result of the analysis, the infected plants were destroyed. Additional surveys will be conducted in the area concerned.
The pest status of Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus in Italy is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Italy (2014-06).