Ralstonia solanacearum detected for the first time in Poland in a water sample
The NPPO of Poland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first report of Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. During the annual official survey, the bacterium was detected in 1 sample of water taken from a sewage treatment unit in Nowy Sącz in Małopolskie voivodeship (Southern Poland, region bordering Slovakia). The bacterium was identified by the Central Laboratory of Poland and these results were confirmed on the 2011-11-03 by the laboratory of Food and Environment Research Agency (United Kingdom). Appropriate quarantine measures have been taken and nationwide inspections for R. solanacearum will continue.
The pest status of Ralstonia solanacearum in Poland is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under surveillance.
NPPO of Poland (2011-11).