NAME OF THE ORGANISM: Blueberry scorch virus (BLSCV0)
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE PEST
Name as submitted in the project specification (if different to the preferred name):
Blueberry scorch virus (BlScV)
Viruses and viroids
1- Identity of the pest/Level of taxonomic listing:
Is the organism clearly a single taxonomic entity and can it be adequately distinguished from other entities of the same rank?
Is the pest defined at the species level or lower?:
Can listing of the pest at a taxonomic level higher than species be supported by scientific reasons or can species be identified within the taxonomic rank which are the (main) pests of concern?
- Not relevant: Fruits (including hops) sector
Is it justified that the pest is listed at a taxonomic rank below species level?
- Not evaluated: Fruits (including hops) sector
2 – Status in the EU:
Is this pest already a quarantine pest for the whole EU?
Presence in the EU:
List of countries (EPPO Global Database):
Italy (2004); Netherlands (2015)
Justification (if necessary):
Data of the presence of this pest on the EU territory are available in EPPO Global Database (https://gd.eppo.int/).
HOST PLANT N°1: Vaccinium (1VACG) for the Fruits (including hops) sector.
CONCLUSION ON THE STATUS:
Not evaluated: from the fruit Marketing Directive (see Terms of reference)