Bacterial blight of grapevine

Bacterial blight of grapevine

Photo: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, South Africa

  • Caused by a bacterium that lives in the vascular tissue of infected plants
  • Results in a reduction of vine health and major harvest losses in susceptible varieties
  • Can be spread through pruning tools, propagation material and wet and windy conditions
  • Present in Europe, and in parts of Africa and South America


Scientific name: Xylophilus ampelinus
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Bacteria

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol