Xylella fastidiosa detected in Alpes-Maritimes, mainland France
In France, Xylella fastidiosa (EPPO A1 List) was first found in July 2015 on the island of Corsica, mainly on Polygala myrtifolia (EPPO RS 2015/144 and 2015/161). Since this initial record, new information has been published on the Internet by the official authorities and a map showing infected areas (174 foci as of 2015-10-30, and their buffer zones of 10 km radius) can be viewed on the Internet [Link].
In October 2015, X. fastidiosa was detected for the first time in Alpes-Maritimes department (Southern France). A first case (X. fastidiosa subsp. multiplex, same subspecies as in Corsica) was detected in the municipality of Nice on a P. myrtifolia plant, and then in 5 other plants located nearby. Soon after, another focus was found in the municipality of Mandelieu La Napoule, also located in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The bacterium was detected in one P. myrtifolia planted in public green. A map showing the infected areas and buffer zones (10 km radius) can be view on the Internet [Link].
Eradication measures are being applied in all infected areas.
Département des Alpes-Maritimes. Xylella fastidiosa. https://www.departement06.fr/lutte-contre-les-especes-envahissantes/xylella-fastidiosa-9051.html
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la forêt. Communiqué de presse (2015-10-13) Xylella fastidiosa : confirmation d’un cas dans les Alpes-Maritimes. http://agriculture.gouv.fr/xylella-fastidiosa-un-cas-dans-les-alpes-maritimes