EPPO Global Database

Liberibacter solanacearum(LIBEPS)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2016
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2018/036) : first found in 2016 in carrot fields in Sicilia.
References
* Catara V, Licciardello G, Linguaglossa M, Salonia F, Rapisarda C, La Rosa R, Cocuzza Massimino GE (2017) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in carrot in Italy. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 56(2), p 296.
------- Haplotype D was detected in 1 sample (out of 5 other positive samples for which haplotype could not be determined). Personal communication with Dr Catara (2019-01).

* Ilardi V, Di Nicola E, Tavazza M (2016) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in commercial carrot seeds in Italy. Journal of Plant Pathology 98(2), p 374.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Present, few occurrences view...
Slovenia Absent, confirmed by survey view...