Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae does not occur in Georgia
In Georgia, symptoms of kiwifruit canker were observed in 2013 in the municipality of Lanchkhuti and a scientific study (Meparishvili et al., 2016) reported the presence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (EPPO A2 List – EPPO RS 2016/061). During the last five years, specific surveys have been officially conducted in Georgia. Numerous samples have been taken from kiwifruit orchards throughout the country, including the municipality of Lanchkhuti, and tested by an accredited laboratory. All tested samples gave negative results. Therefore, the NPPO of Georgia considers that P. syringae pv. actinidiae is absent from its territory.
The situation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Georgia can be described as: Absent, confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Georgia (2020-06).
Meparishvili G, Gorgiladze L, Sikharulidze Z, Muradashvili M, Koiava L, Dumbadze R, Jabnidze N (2016) First report of bacterial canker of kiwifruit caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Georgia. Plant Disease 100(2), p 517.