EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma rubi'(PHYPRU)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2018
In May 2018, stunted blackberry (Rubus fruticosus cv. Obsidian) plants were observed in a small-scale organic farm in West Flanders. Diseased plants were also displaying severe stunting, leaf yellowing and distortions. Other blackberry cultivars grown on that farm did not seem affected.
* De Jonghe K, Goedefroit T (2019) First report of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma rubi' on blackberry in Belgium. New Disease Reports 39, 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2019.039.019
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Germany Present, widespread view...
Netherlands Present, widespread view...