Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli found in the Czech Republic
At the beginning of April 2013, the NPPO of the Czech Republic collected and tested bean seeds at the request of a company storing seeds in Smrzice (Olomouc region). Laboratory tests (fatty acid analysis (FAME) and pathogenicity tests) confirmed the presence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (EPPO A2 List) in seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris cv. ‘Laurina’. This infected seed lot (in total 945 kg) had been imported from Poland. At the end of April, another seed lot (P. vulgaris cv. ‘Zenit’, 175 kg) imported from Hungary was also found to be infected by X. axonopodis pv. phaseoli. In both cases, the infected lots were disqualified as seed material.
The pest status of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli in the Czech Republic is officially declared as: Present, few occurrences.
NPPO of the Czech Republic (2013-05).