First report of Strawberry vein banding virus in the United Kingdom
The NPPO of the United Kingdom recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV, Caulimovirus – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. SVBV was first found on strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) plants for planting in South East England (Kent) in August 2019. The infected plants were in an insect-proof structure. Phytosanitary measures to eradicate the outbreak have been applied.
The pest status of Strawberry vein banding virus in the United Kingdom is officially declared as: Present.
NPPO of the United Kingdom (2019-09).