Correction about the situation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Schleswig-Holstein (DE)
In August 2013, the presence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (EPPO A2 List) was recorded for the first time in Germany, on 37 Actinidia plants in 1 nursery in Bayern and on several plants in Schleswig-Holstein (see EPPO RS 2013/185). However, in the EPPO RS 2013/185, it was erroneously noted that the bacterium was found on several Actinidia plants in a ‘garden’ in Schleswig-Holstein. In fact, infected plants were located in a ‘garden centre’. This consignment of plants had been delivered by a nursery in Bayern, and at the time of finding, no plants from this consignment had been sold to private customers. The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that all the plants have been destroyed and that P. syringae pv. actinidiae is now considered to be absent from Schleswig-Holstein.
The pest status of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Schleswig-Holstein is officially declared as: Absent, intercepted only.
NPPO of Germany (2013-12).