EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/87

Distribution of plum pox potyvirus in Piemonte, IT.

A short report has been given on the distribution of plum pox potyvirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Piemonte, Italy in 1992. Currently there is an area of 219 ha infected by the virus in the province. The virus could be found in approximately 60% of all the orchards checked, having an infection range up to 80% with a mean value of 2,9%. All in all, 557 orchards were inspected and 128 695 plants tested of which 3 703 were infected.


Conti, M. (1993) Further studies on aphid transmission of plum pox potyvirus.
Presentation at the "Premier Colloque Italo-Français De Phytopathologie sur: Maladies nouvelles ou d'introduction récente en France, en Italie et dans le bassin méditerranéen", Alghero, IT, 1993-04-14/18.