Absence of Xanthomonas fragariae from Norway
In June 2014, the NPPO of Norway officially stated the absence of Xanthomonas fragariae (EPPO A2 List) from its territory. This disease has never been detected in Norway. In 2013, a comprehensive survey was carried out across the whole country. In total, 182 samples were collected from strawberry nurseries and fruit crops (both indoors and outdoors). They were collected from 51 growers in 17 counties (51 municipalities). All samples were tested using internationally recommended tested methods (IF, real-time PCR). All results were negative.
The pest status of Xanthomonas fragariae from Norway is officially declared as: Absent, confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Norway (2014-06).