EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/120

Ralstonia solanacearum does not occur in Armenia

The NPPO of Armenia considers that the PQR record concerning the occurrence of Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 List) on its territory is erroneous. This old record mentioned a possible presence of the bacterium on tomatoes prior to 1979 but no references could be traced. The NPPO stressed that each year detailed monitoring and surveillance programmes are implemented by the inspectors of the State Service of Food Safety in all regions of Armenia, and that no cases of R. solanacearum have ever been reported during these activities.
The situation of Ralstonia solanacearum in Armenia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.


NPPO of Armenia (2013-06).