EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/041

Update on the situation of cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in Italy

In Italy, cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV, Crinivirus - EPPO A2 List) was first detected in 2016 in the south of Sardinia (municipalities of Serramanna and Uta) on crops of courgette (Cucurbita pepo) and melon (Cucumis melo) in open fields (EPPO RS 2017/045). Specific monitoring carried out in the following years confirmed the presence of CYSDV at low prevalence in open field cultivation and wild plants in the area of the first finding. The virus has never been found in nurseries. No significant damage has been observed or reported by farmers. No official phytosanitary measures are taken. 

The pest status of cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in Italy is officially declared as: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned.


NPPO of Italy (2021-01).