Distribution details in Belgium
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2017: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, in most parts of the area where host crops are grown (2017-12)
During surveys carried out for research purposes in 2014/2015, it was detected in commercial orchards as well as on ornamental species in private gardens on Prunus avium, P. cerasus and on ornamental Prunus species (Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ (Hizakura). In the Walloon area, in most sampled orchards, only a low level of trees (< 5%) was found to be infected with Little cherry viruses (LChV1, LChV2 or both viruses). Sampling in Flanders in commercial orchards was mainly based on symptoms, leading to higher percentages of positive trees with less information on prevalence.
* De Jonghe K, Tahzima R, Peusens G, Olivier T, Vandierendonck S, Foucart Y, Reunes S, Fauche F, Beliën T, Steyer S, Maes M (2017) Occurrence and variability of Little cherry virus 1 and 2 in Belgium. Poster presented at the 13th International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium (Avignon, FR, 2016-06-06/10), p 82.
* NPPO of Belgium (2017-12).
||Present, no details