Almond kernel shrivel

  • Phytoplasma – Peach yellow leafroll phytoplasma
  • Found in Europe and USA
  • Type of rootstock affects rate of decline
  • On plum rootstock: yellow canopies, line of dead cells at union, small leaves and bark splits (Almond brownline and decline)
  • On peach rootstock: delayed bud burst, stunted growth, pale leaves, kernels shrivelled (Almond kernel shrivel)
  • Psyllid vectors likely

Scientific name: Peach yellow leafroll phytoplasma
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Phy

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol