EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2018 Num. article: 2018/013

First report of Xanthomonas fragariae in the Republic of Korea

In the Republic of Korea, angular leaf spot of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) caused by Xanthomonas fragariae (EPPO A2 List) was first reported in 2010 on field crops near Jinju city and in glasshouses in Okjong-myon and Hadong-gun (Gyeongsangnam-do province). In November 2012, a nationwide survey was conducted to determine the extent of the disease. Angular leaf spot was observed in 88 field crops in Sukok, Jinju, Okjong, Hadong (Gyeongsangnam-do province), and in 1 field in Namwon (Jeollabuk-do province).
The situation of Xanthomonas fragariae in the Republic of Korea can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas (Gyeongsangnam-do and Jeollabuk-do provinces).


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