EPPO Global Database

Acidovorax citrulli(PSDMAC)

Distribution details in Greece

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Transient
First recorded in: 2005
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, few occurrences (2021-01)
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/216) : detected for the first time in 2005 in the prefecture of Kavala and in 2006 in the prefecture of Boeotia. In 2008, natural infections were also found in the prefecture of Elis on watermelons.

As of 2014, no new record of the pathogen have been made in Greece (pers. comm. with Ms Holeva).

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/019) : sporadic infections in watermelon cultivation. One finding in symptomatic tomato seedlings.
* Holeva MC, Karafla CD, Glynos PE, Alivizatos AS (2009) First report of natural infection of watermelon plants and fruits by the phytopathogenic bacterium Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Greece. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 48(2), p 316.

* Holeva MC, Karafla CD, Glynos PE, Alivizatos AS (2010) Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli newly reported to cause bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon in Greece. Plant Pathology 59(4), p 797.

* Malliarakis D, Mpalantinaki E, Pagoulatou MG, Lorenzou K, Goumas DE (2020) First report of Acidovorax citrulli causing a leaf spot disease on tomato plants in Greece. Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-020-00677-1

* NPPO of Greece (2021-01)

* Personal communication with Ms Holeva (Benaki Phytopathological Institute, 2014-02)
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
North Macedonia Present, few occurrences view...
Türkiye Absent, pest eradicated view...