Outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 List) in ware potatoes on 2 farms. The bacterium was detected in 2 samples of Solanum tuberosum cvs. ‘Matilda’ and ‘Asterix’ in January and February, respectively. The extent of the probable infestation has been determined as being the entire area of the 2 farms. The origin of these infestations is not known. On the infected farms, phytosanitary measures were applied in accordance with EU Directive 2006/56/EC.
The pest status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2013-05).