Isolated finding of Potato spindle tuber viroid on Solanum jasminoides in Germany
The NPPO of Germany informed the EPPO Secretariat of an isolated finding of Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd - EPPO A2 list). The German NPPO was informed by an EU member state that a consignment of Solanum jasminoides was supplied to Germany from a company where PSTVd had been identified. Plants were tested for PSTVd and found infected. At the time of testing, plants did not show any symptoms. They were kept outdoors in pots, in the surroundings of a training centre for gardeners, but as there were no other Solanaceae in their vicinity it was assumed that further spread of the viroid has not taken place. As soon as test results were obtained, all infected plants were immediately destroyed.
The pest status of Potato spindle tuber viroid in Germany is officially declared as follows: Absent, single finding eradicated.
NPPO of Germany, 2006-09.