EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/150

Monilinia fructicola found on Prunus salicina in Turkey

In Turkey, Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A2 List) was detected on Prunus salicina (Japanese plum) during surveys conducted in 2018 in Izmir and Çanakkale provinces (Aegean region). Observed symptoms included necrotic lesions and rots on mature fruits. The identity of the fungus was confirmed by morphological and molecular methods (PCR, sequencing), as well as by pathogenicity tests. The EPPO Secretariat previously had no information on the presence of M. fructicola in Turkey, nor on that fact that Prunus salicina is a host. It is noted that in the orchards where M. fructicola was found, quarantine measures were rapidly taken to prevent any further spread of the disease.

The situation of Monilinia fructicola in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas (Aegean region).


Uysal-Morca A, Kinay-Teksür P (2020) Brown rot caused by Monilinia fructicola on Japanese plums in Turkey. Journal of Plant Pathology 102, p 589. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-019-00473-6