EPPO Global Database

Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae(PSDMAK)

Distribution details in Korea, Republic

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1988
From CABI Disease map 1043 (2012): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/215) : first detected in 1988 in Cheju Island, it rapidly spread across the production areas of kiwifruit (mainly along the south coast of Korea). It is considered as a limiting factor for the production of kiwifruit with significant losses in fruit production as well as plant mortality.

From Kim et al. (2018), although the disease was first found in 1988 on cultivar Hayward, it has caused more severe damage to yellow and red-fleshed cultivars (e.g. Hort16A, Yellow king, Hongyang cultivars, and local ones) in major kiwifruit-growing areas of the country.
* Kim KH, Son KI, Koh YJ (2018) adaptation of the New Zealand Psa risk model for forecasting kiwifruit bacterial canker in Korea. Plant Pathology 67(5), 1208-1219.

* Lee JH, Kim JH, Kim GH, Jung JS,Hur JS, Koh YJ (2005) Comparative analysis of Korean and Japanese strains of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae causing bacterial canker of kiwifruit. Plant Pathology Journal 21(2), 119-126.