EPPO Global Database

Little cherry virus 1(LCHV10)

Distribution details in New Zealand

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1970s
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Little cherry disease has been known to occurin New Zealand since the 1970s. However, until 2009 it was not known which of the two viruses associated with the disease were present. LChV-1 has been detected in 2009 on Prunus avium in Central Otago.
* Anonymous (2009) Pest watch: 2009-07-04 / 2009-08-20. Biosecurity Magazine no. 94, MAFF New Zealand, p 26.

* Fry PR, Wood GA (1970) Little cherry virus in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture Research 13, 111-118.

* Nemeth M (1986) Virus, mycoplasma and rickettsia diseases of fruit trees, pp. 292-296. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.