First record of Monilinia fructicola in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The fungus has been detected in an orchard in fruits of Rubus fruticosus (blackberries) and in an adjacent orchard in fruits of Prunus domestica (plums). Symptoms were first observed on 2009-08-01, but the identification of the pathogen by PCR was completed only on the 2009-11-19. The origin of this infestation remains unknown. Eradication measures have been applied and intensive surveys are being carried out in the area where the fungus was detected.
The pest status of Monilinia fructicola in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany, 2009-12.