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First Report of Mango Malformation Disease Caused by Fusarium mangiferae in Spain

APS: Mango (Mangifera indica L.) malformation disease causes severe economic losses worldwide. Symptoms of this disease in Spain were observed for the first time in April of 2006 in three mango orchards in the Axarquia Region (southern Spain). 

The authors say that this is the first report of mango malformation disease caused by Fusarium mangiferae in Spain and Europe.

 


Crespo et al. (2012) First Report of Mango Malformation Disease Caused by Fusarium mangiferae in Spain, Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 286, February 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-11-0599

Mango malformation, which is caused by Fusarium mangiferae and represents the most important floral disease of mango, is also known as Gibberella fujikuroi complex.

Kvas et al. (2008) Fusarium mangiferae associated with mango malformation in the Sultanate of Oman, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY Volume 121, Number 2, 195-199, http://DOI: 10.1007/s10658-007-9231-8


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EFSA - Scientific Opinion of the PLH Panel: Evaluation of the Spanish PRA on Pomacea insularum

The EFSA Scientific Panel on Plant Health considered the Spanish pest risk analysis (PRA) and has agreed with the conclusions on risk of island apple snail Pomacea insularum  with regard to (i) the potential consequences of the organism for rice crops are major; (ii) the probability for establishment of the organism is very likely and (iii) the probability of spread is estimated as likely. But the Panel does not think that the effects on the environment would be massive and the probability of entry of the organism to be high. The EFSA opinion will help the European Commission and its Standing Committee on Plant Health to decide on possible regulation of this snail species complex.


EFSA is the EU risk assessment body for food and feed safety. It provides independent scientific advice to risk managers.

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