New dates for the EURL proficiency test about Phyllosticta citricarpa

From 10 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

The secon proficiency test (PT) organized by the EURL for fungi and oomycetes will be about the detection of citrus black spot (CBS) pathogen, Phyllosticta citricarpa, (PT code 20Pcit), by both morphology and molecular biology methods.


The PT was planned to be celebrated during the first half of 2020. However, because of the current sanitary crisis due to the Covid-19, we have postponed the celebration of this PT to the second half of 2020.


The new dates for the celebration of this PT have been rescheduled as follows:

  • Shipping of the PT panels: 5th October 2020 (delayed one week from the original proposed date in the survey for logistic issues).
  • Last day to send us back the PT results: 7th  December 2020.
  • Last day to register in LEILA platform to participate on this PT: 4th September 2020.


This proficiency test has also been opened to third countries concerned by the "Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/449, amending Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/715 setting out measures in respect of certain fruits originating in certain third countries to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of the harmful organims Phyllosticta citricarpa (McAlpine) Van der Aa", after agreement with the European Commission.