EPPO Global Database

Plum pox virus(PPV000)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2012
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/057) : in 2012, symptoms were observed in 2 locations in a coastal area near Catania. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of PPV in apricot and peach trees. 2 isolates from apricot (P. armeniaca cvs. ‘Carmen Top’ and ‘Ninfa’) were characterized as PPV-M. Under eradication.
* Rizza S, Conti F, Pasquini G, Tessitori M (2014) First report of Plum pox virus strain M isolates in apricot in Sicily, Italy. Plant Disease 98(11), 1591-1592.
------- First confirmed report of PPV in Sicilia.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, no details view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, widespread view...
Switzerland Present, few occurrences view...