First record of Plasmopara obducens in Italy
In Italy, Plasmopara obducens (EPPO Alert List) was detected on a sample of rooted cuttings of Impatiens walleriana cv. Fiesta Ole in the province of Padova, Veneto region. These plants originated from China. The identification of the pathogen was confirmed in April 2008 by the regional Plant Protection Service of Lombardia region. This is the first report of P. obducens in Italy.
The situation of Plasmopara obducens in Italy can be described as follows: Present, found in 2008 on Impatiens walleriana in the province of Padova, Veneto region.
Regional PPO of Lombardia, Italy, 2008-04.