EPPO Global Database

Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni(XANTPR)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1997
From CABI Disease map 340 (2015): Present, restricted distribution
According to EFSA (2014), occasionally reported in the 1930s and in later decades. Only since the late 1970s have a number of severe outbreaks been reported on plum and peach in the north-east of the country (Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions), where it is now considered endemic. Later, a few occurrences have been reported in central and southern Italian regions.

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/047) : has caused severe outbreaks in the Po valley and northeastern areas, but also occurs elsewhere.

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/095) : occurs in Abruzzi, spreading in Lazio, limited infection in Veneto.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/071) : also in Basilicata.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/032) : detected in Toscana region on Prunus laurocerasus in a nursery.
* Anonymous (1998) Bilancio Fitosanitario dell'anno 1998. Informatore Fitopatologico, no. 3, 5-34 and no. 4, 3-39.

* Biondi, E.; Paolucci, F.; Portillo, I.; Brunelli, A.; Bazzi, C. (2009) Informatore Agrario 65 (48), 59-60.
-------- Widespread in plums and peaches in north and central Italy.

* EFSA Panel on Plant Health (2014) Scientific Opinion on pest categorisation of Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni (Smith) Dye. EFSA Journal 12(10), 3857, 25 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3857

* Gerin D, Cariddi RM, de Miccolis Angelini RM, Dongiovanni C, Faretra F, Pollastro S (2019) First report of bacterial spot caused by Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on almond in Italy. Plant Disease 103(5), p 1018.
------- On almond (Prunus dulcis) in Puglia.

* Marchi G, Cinelli T, Surico G (2011) Bacterial leaf spot caused by the quarantine pathogen Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on cherry laurel in Central Italy. Plant Disease 95(1), p 74.

* NPPO of Italy (2010-11).

* Review of Plant Pathology, 81(4), p 456-457 (3524).

* Scortichini, M. (1990) Advances in Horticultural Science 4 (2), 127-128.
------- Central Italy.

* Zaccardelli, M.; Malaguti, S.; Bazzi, C. (1998) Biological and epidemiological aspects of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on peach in Italy. Journal of Plant Pathology, 80(2), 125-132.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, invalid record view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, few occurrences view...