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Plum Pox

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Plum pox -
Scientific Name:
Potyviruses: Potyviridae (CABI)
Common Name:
Plum pox, PPV, Sharka disease
Fruit symptoms of plum pox potyvirus infection on apricot. Biologische Bundesanstalt Archives, Germany
Native To:
First appeared in Bulgaria (Douglas 2012)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
First discovered in 1999 (Douglas 2012)
Means of Introduction:
Probably with infected nursery stock (Douglas 2012)
Disease of stone fruit species (such as peaches and plums) (Douglas 2012)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.

Federal Government

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

International Government

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia).
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom).
See also: Pest and Disease Factsheets for more fact sheets.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (Canada).

State and Local Government

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
See also: Pest Alerts - Fruit Pests for more fact sheets
New York Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. 


Cornell University (New York). New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.


American Phytopathological Society.