EPPO Global Database

Fusarium circinatum(GIBBCI)

Distribution details in Italy

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2005
Eradication in: 2008
From CABI Disease map 753 (2012): Absent, pest eradicated
From NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2008/071) : first reported in 2005 in Apulia on Pinus halepensis and P. pinea in urban parks and gardens. In the 1980s, there had been an unconfirmed report of pitch canker in Italy (a single isolated report, in seeds of Pinus pinaster which might have been the result of a test on imported seeds), but the publication by Carlucci et al. (2007) is the first published and confirmed record of G. circinata in Italy.

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/052) : the 2 sites where G. circinata had been found in 2005 were subsequently used for construction. Surveys confirmed the absence of G. circinata which is now considered eradicated from Puglia and Italy.

Official surveys conducted accross Italy in 2009 and 2010 confirmed the absence of G. circinata.
References
* Carlucci A, Colatruglio L, Frisullo S (2007) First report of pitch canker caused by Fusarium circinatum on Pinus halepensis and P. pinea in Apulia (Southern Italy). Plant Disease 91(12), p 1683.

* NPPO of Italy (2009-12, 2010-12).

* Regional PPO of Puglia, Italy (2009-01).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
France Absent, pest eradicated view...
Slovenia Absent, confirmed by survey view...