Pest status of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Israel
The NPPO of Israel (Plant Protection and Inspection Services) informed the EPPO Secretariat that the bacterium Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, a quarantine pest for Israel, has been found infecting watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and melon (Cucumis melo) at a limited number of production sites. Eradication measures have been implemented at these sites and national surveillance is ongoing.
The status of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Israel is officially declared as follows: Present, only in some areas, under eradication.
NPPO of Israel, 2006-01.