EPPO Global Database

Monilinia polystroma(MONIPO)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2013
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/035) : first found in July 2013 during a survey on stored peaches (Prunus persica - various cultivars) in Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia. Further studies are necessary to determine geographic distribution, prevalence, and economic importance of this organism in Italy.

Also in Southern Italy (Abate et al., 2018).
* Abate D, Pastore C, Gerin D, De Miccolis Angelini RM, Rotolo C, Pollastro S, Faretra F (2018) Characterization of Monilinia spp. populations on stone fruit in South Italy. Plant Disease 102(9), 1708-1717.

* Martini C, di Francesco A, Lantos A, Mari M (2015) First report of Asiatic brown rot (Monilinia polystroma) and brown rot (Monilinia fructicola) on pears in Italy. Plant Disease 99(4), p 556.
------- On stored pears (Pyrus communis cv. Abate Fetel).

* Martini C, Lantos A, di Francesco A, Guidareli M, d'Aguino S, Baraldi E (2014) First report of Asiatic brown rot caused by Monilinia polystroma on peach in Italy. Plant Disease 98(11), p 1585.

* Rosati M, Schiavon G, Gullino ML, Spadaro D (2021) First report of brown rot caused by Monilinia polystroma on apple in Italy. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-21-0548-PDN
------- On apple in the municipality of Scarnafigi (Piemonte).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Slovenia Present, few occurrences view...
Switzerland Present, few occurrences view...