Eradication of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Austria
In Austria, Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 list) was detected in 2003 during the annual monitoring programme on a lot of ware potatoes (Solanum tuberosum cv. Agria), in the east of Niederösterreich (EPPO RS 2004/043). Investigations showed that the lot had originally been produced from certified German seed potatoes. The German authorities have been informed. All necessary measures according to the EU Directive 93/85 EC were taken by the Plant Protection Service. In particular, a safety zone was established, covering the whole farm where the potatoes had been grown, and all potatoes grown in 2003 on the affected farm were destroyed under official supervision. Intensive official monitoring surveys done in 2004/2005 showed that the bacterium has no longer been detected since 2003, neither in Niederösterreich nor in other region.
The pest status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Austria is officially declared as: Absent, eradicated.
NPPO of Austria, 2006-11.