EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/176

Viruses of strawberry in China

The four following viruses are found in the major strawberry-growing areas in China (Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Shanxi Provinces): strawberry crinkle rhabdovirus (EU Annex II/A2), strawberry mild yellow edge disease (EU Annex II/A2), strawberry mottle virus, strawberry veinbanding caulimovirus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest). Heat treatments have been successfully developed to eliminate these viruses, but a system for the production of virus-free propagation material has not yet been established for commercial production. The information on the occurrence of strawberry crinkle rhabdovirus, strawberry mild yellow edge disease and strawberry veinbanding caulimovirus in China is new for the EPPO Secretariat.


Wang, Q.; Tang, H. (1994) Strawberry culture in China.
Chronica Horticulturae, 34 (2), 4-6.