EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/71

First report of Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi in Sweden

The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture that Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been discovered for the first time in Sweden in 1994. The fungus has been found in autumn 1994 in a commercial field of raspberries. The cultivars infected were: Glen Moy, Glen Prosen and Autumn Bliss. It is considered that the probable source of infection was imported plant material. The plants in the infected fields have been destroyed.


Swedish Board of Agriculture, Plant Protection Service, 1995-03.

Gråberg, M. (1994) [Raspberry root rot in Sweden].
Växtskyddsnotiser, 58 (4), 116-117.