First find of Colletotrichum acutatum in Slovenia
The NPPO of Slovenia has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Colletotrichum acutatum (EU Annex II/A2) has been found for the first time in 1998. First symptoms were observed in a strawberry field near Krsko (Fragaria ananassa cvs Elsanta, Miss, Marmolada). The fungus was isolated on potato dextrose agar (PDA) and identified by cultural and morphological characters by the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia in autumn 1998. Identification was confirmed by ELISA at the Central Science laboratory, UK. In order to prevent any further spread of the disease, the NPPO of Slovenia has initiated a survey on strawberry plants in the field and on imported plants for planting.
NPPO of Slovenia, 1999-06.