EPPO Global Database

Acidovorax citrulli(PSDMAC)

Distribution details in North Macedonia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, few occurrences
Pest status declared by NPPO: present, limited distribution (2020-09)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2020/198) : first observed in 1 field of Citrullus lanatus. Under official control.

From NPPO (2020-09): occurence in 4 farms. Phytosanitary measures applied included: incineration of infected plant material, deep tillage of soil at the place of production, disinfection of machinery and irrigation system, prohibition of cultivation of Cucurbitaceae crops for 3 years in the infected plot.
References
* NPPO of North Macedonia (2020-09)

* Mitrev S, Arsov E (2020) First report of bacterial fruit blotch on watermelon caused by Acidovorax citrulli in the Republic of North Macedonia. Plant Disease 104(10), p 2721. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-20-0204-PDN
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Greece Transient, under eradication view...
Serbia Absent, pest no longer present view...