Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni detected on Prunus laurocerasus in Toscana (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni (EPPO A2 List) on Prunus laurocerasus, in Toscana region. The bacterium was detected in a nursery in the province of Pistoia. All infected plants were immediately destroyed and surveys in the affected area were intensified. It can be recalled that X. arboricola pv. pruni had already been detected on this ornamental plant species in the Netherlands (EPPO RS 2009/178).
NPPO of Italy (2010-11).