Maize redness (MR) induced by “stolbur” phytoplasma was reported for the first timein 2012
in Sembcrija region of Bosnia and Hcncgovina. In addition to symptomatic maize plants, “stolbur”
phytoplasma also was identified in johnsongrass plants and in Reptalus panu ri specimens.
Monitoring and sampling in 2013 were extended to Brcko District and Posavina region. Collected
samples were molecularly analyzed for the phytoplasma presence. “Stolbur” phytoplasma was detected
in symptomatic maize plants in all surveyed regions.
Kev words: “Scolbur” ohvtoolasma, Semberiia, Brcko District, Posavina, corn.