EPPO Global Database

Acidovorax citrulli(PSDMAC)

Distribution details in Japan

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, no details
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/133) : occurs in Honshu (Ogawara et al., 2008; Ogiso et al., 2001).

However, according to Shimizu et al. (2008), the disease has invaded Japan but has been eradicated. In the absence of additional information, the situation of this disease is Japan remains to be confirmed.
References
* Ogawara T, Tomita Y, Miyamoto T (2008) Sensitivity to Cucumis melo of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli isolated from melon in Ibaraki Prefecture. Annual Report of the Kanto-Tosan Plant Protection Society 55, 31-33 (abst.).
------- Honshu (Ibaraki Prefecture).

* Ogiso H, Fujinaga M, Shimizu T (2001) Occurrence of watermelon bacterial blotch in Nagano prefecture. Annual Report of the Kanto-Tosan Plant Protection Society 48, 33-36 (abst.).
------- Honshu (Nagano Prefecture).

* Shimizu Y, Uematsu H, Takahashi N, Hirata T, Tenpaku M, Nakamura S, Mizuno A, Sato S (2008) Efficiency test of bactericides for disease caused by Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli. Research Bulletin of the Plant Protection Service, Japan 44, 31-32.

* Shirakawa T, Kikuchi S, Kato T, Abiko K, Kawai A (2000) Occurrence of watermelon bacterial fruit blotch in Japan. Japanese Journal of Phytopathology 66:223–231 (in Japanese with English abstract).
------- first report in Honshu (Yamagata Prefecture).