EPPO Global Database

Acidovorax citrulli(PSDMAC)

Distribution details in Turkey

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1995
Eradication in: 2014
From CABI Disease map 787 (1999): Present, no details
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/133) : first found in 1995 in Edirne province (Marmara region) on watermelon crops, reported in 2005 in Adana Province (Mediterranean region).

From NPPO (2014): after this first record, the disease was found in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Mirik, 2006). It was observed in Adana, Osmaniye and Mersin provinces (approx. 400 ha) in 2009 and 2010 (Aysan et al., 2011; Karatas et al., 2011). Infections were found in Adana province (2.5 ha) in 2011, and in Osmaniye province (22 ha) in 2012 (Cetinkaya Yildiz & Karatas, 2014). In all cases, eradication measures were applied and since 2013, the disease has not been found again.
References
* Aysan Y, Horuz S, Cetinkaya Yildiz R, Mirik M, Saygili S (2011) Importance of seed borne infections on spreading of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in watermelon production areas. Fourth Seed Congress of Turkey (Samsun, TR, 2011-06-14/17).

* Cetinkaya Yildiz R, Karatas A (2011) The epidemiology of bacterial fruit blotch disease of watermelon in Eastern Mediterranean Region. Abstract of the 5th Plant Protection Congress of Turkey (Antalya, TR, 2014-02-03/05), p 198.

* Demir, G. (1996) Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter No. 23, 33.

* Demir G (1996) A new bacterial disease of watermelon in Turkiye: bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon (Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Schaad et al.) Willems et al.). Journal of Turkish Phytopathology 25(1/2), 43-49 (abst.).
------- First record.

* Horuz S, Çetinkaya-Yıldız R, Mirik M, Aysan Y (2014) Occurrence, isolation, and identification of Acidovorax citrulli from melon in Turkey. Plant Protection Science, 50, 179–183.
------- observed in 2010-2011 on Cucumis melo.

* Karatas A, Gök Güller P, Karamustafaoglu I (2011) Circumstance and prevalence of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in watermelon growing areas in Mediterranean region. Proceedings of the 4th Plant Protection Congress of Turkey (Kahramanmaras, TR, 2011-06-28/30).

* Mirik M, Aysan,Y, Sahin F (2006) Occurrence of bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon caused by Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Plant Disease 90(6), 829.

* NPPO of Turkey (2014-06).

* Sümer H, Cetinkaya Yildiz R, Mirik M, Aysan Y (2011) A new host of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Cukurova region: melon (Cucumis melo). Proceedings of the 4th Plant Protection Congress of Turkey (Kahramanmaras, TR, 2011-06-28/30).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Greece Transient, under eradication view...
Iran Absent, unreliable record view...