Isolated finding of Puccinia horiana in Israel
The Plant Protection Service of Israel has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was discovered on chrysanthemums in a single glasshouse of one nursery, located in the centre of the country. It is strongly suspected that P. horiana entered this Israeli nursery on plant propagation material imported from a European country. The Plant Protection and Inspection Services of Israel (PPIS) have immediately taken eradication measures: all infected plants are being destroyed and the premises appropriately disinfected. The PPIS is currently conducting surveys in the affected nursery and in premises of growers who bought chrysanthemum plants from it. As this finding was isolated, the PPIS noted that eradication is expected to be achieved within a month, and will keep the EPPO Secretariat informed of the situation.
Plant Protection Service of Israel, 1998-04.