Phytophthora fragariae pv. fragariae is present in Syria
In Syria, the strawberry production area is situated along the coastal region, and this production is now increasing. A survey was carried out on the major diseases of strawberry, which are the following in order of importance: collar or crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum), red stele (Phytophthora fragariae pv. fragariae – EPPO A2 quarantine pest), fruit rots (Botrytis cinerea, P. cactorum and Rhizopus sp.), powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and anthracnose (Colletotricum gloeosporioides). The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of Phytophthora fragariae pv. fragariae in Syria.
Khafte, A.R.; Sary, S. (1997) Survey and diagnosis of strawberry diseases in the coastal area of Syria.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 6th Arab Congress of Plant Protection , 1997-10-27/31, Beirut (LB), p 303.