EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/053

Pantoea stewartii does not occur in Austria

The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Pantoea stewartii no longer occurs on its territory. In 1992, an isolated finding was reported. Investigations were carried out for 3 consecutive years in all maize-producing areas (using ELISA tests in accordance with EPPO Standard PM 7/60(1)), and the bacterium could no longer be detected. Based on these results, the NPPO of Austria considers that P. stewartii no longer occurs on its territory.
The pest status of Pantoea stewartii in Austria is officially declared as: Absent.


NPPO of Austria, 2009-02.
EPPO (2006) EPPO Standard PM7/60(1) Diagnostics. Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 36(1), 111-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2338.2006.00920.x