Incursions of Chrysanthemum stunt viroid in Austria
The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of two incursions of Chrysanthemum stunt viroid (Pospiviroid, CSVd – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In 2010, CSVd was first detected in Tyrol on chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflorum cv. ‘Miral’) and then in Steiermark on Solanum jasminoides. In both cases, infected plants were grown in nurseries and had been imported from other EU member states. The regional PPOs ordered the destruction of the whole plant lots and the disinfection of the facilities. The Austrian NPPO considers that these two outbreaks have been eradicated.
The pest status of Chrysanthemum stunt viroid in Austria is officially declared as: Local outbreaks, eradicated.
NPPO of Austria (2010-06 and 2010-08).