EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/216

First report of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in New Zealand

In November 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of New Zealand confirmed the presence of bacterial canker of kiwifruit caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (EPPO Alert List) on its territory. The bacterium was detected in several kiwifruit orchards (confirmed in 92 orchards as of 2010-11-29), mainly located in the regions of Hawke’s Bay and Bay of Plenty (North Island). Containment measures are being elaborated against the disease.
The situation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in New Zealand: Present, first detected in 2010 in several kiwifruit orchards (North Island), under official control.


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