Outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The bacterium was detected in 2 samples collected from 2 ware potato fields (Solanum tuberosum cv. ‘Asterix’) in one farm during the 2011 national survey. The extent of the probable contamination has been determined as being the entire area of the farm. Seven other farms that have used the same seed potato lot were inspected but the bacterium was not detected. On the infected farm, phytosanitary measures were applied in accordance with EU Directive 2006/56/EC.
The situation of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland can be described as follows: Present, restricted distribution, under official control.
NPPO of Finland (2012-05).