First report of Colletotrichum acutatum in Israel
Strawberry anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum acutatum (EU Annex II/A2) was detected in nurseries and in the fields in Israel, in 1994. In 1995, most of the strawberry nurseries were heavily infected with the pathogen, which resulted in major collapse of transplants in the field. The disease was subsequently found on flowers, green and ripe fruit at the end of the season. In order to limit the spread of the disease, several measures including the use of certified planting material, removal of infected plant material from the field, distance between nurseries and production fields, soil fumigation, chemical treatment, are recommended. This is the first report of C. acutatum in Israel.
Freeman, S. (1996) Occurrence and identification of Colletotrichum acutatum responsible for strawberry anthracnose in Israel.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 17th Congress of the Israeli Phytopathological Society, 1996-01-18.
Phytoparasitica, 24(2), p 137.