EPPO Global Database

Acidovorax citrulli(PSDMAC)

Distribution details in Serbia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest no longer present
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, no longer present (2016-05)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/077) : first found in 2014 in 1 production site (Bačka region - Vojvodina province).

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/102) : the NPPO of Serbia further explained that in 2014 A. citrulli was detected in 2 production sites (Sremski and Juzno-backi, both in Vojvodina province). The watermelon crops were destroyed and hygiene measures were taken. As no other findings have been made, the NPPO considers that the bacterium is no longer present.
References
* NPPO of Serbia (2016-05).

* Popović T, Ivanović Ž (2015) Occurrence of Acidovorax citrulli causing bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon in Serbia. Plant Disease 99(6), p 886.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Hungary Transient, under eradication view...
North Macedonia Present, few occurrences view...