EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri'(PHYPPY)

Distribution details in Slovenia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas where host crop(s) are grown (2017-07)
From CABI Disease map 769 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Pear decline symptoms had been observed in Slovenia since the 1970s but the identity of the pathogen was not confirmed until 2001. Since then, it has been constantly detected in fruit production, as well as in nurseries and plantations of mother plants where it is under official control.
References
* NPPO of Slovenia (1995, 2017-07).

* Mehle N, Ravnikar M, Seljak G, Knapic V, Dermastia M (2011) The most widespread phytoplasmas, vectors and measures for disease control in Slovenia. Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 1(2), 1-12.
------- Present only in some areas where host plants are grown, planting material under official control.

* Pavsic J, Mehle N, Nikolic P, Dermastia M (2014) Molecular diversity of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri' isolates in Slovenia. European Journal of Plant Pathology 139(4), 801-809.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, few occurrences view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Hungary Present, no details view...
Italy Present, widespread view...