EPPO Global Database

Plum pox virus(PPV000)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2007: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1965
From CABI Disease map 392 (2007): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
First confirmed in 1965, PPV rapidly spread in England. By the 1980s the virus was established in the main plum-growing areas (e.g. Kent, West-Midlands-Welsh borders). Isolated records have been made in Wales (on sites near England). PPV has never found in Scotland and Northern Ireland. So far, only PPV-D has been detected.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/124) : strain D
* Adams, A. N. (1978) Plant disease epidemiology (Ed. by Scott, P.R.; Bainbridge, A.), pp. 213-219. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK.

* Mumford RA (2006) Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 36(2), p 217.

* Pemberton AW (1980) Plum pox (sharka disease). ADAS Leaflet No. 611. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food No. 611, 12 pp.
------- Found in all the major plum-growing areas of England.