Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis detected in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the finding of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 List) in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. In 2010, the bacterium was detected in one tomato production site (on Lycopersicon esculentum cvs. ‘Cuor di Bue’ and ‘Elisir’) located in the municipality of Muggia (Province of Trieste). This outbreak was detected in an area where tomato production is not widespread and not conducted on a large scale. Infected plant material was immediately destroyed to prevent any further spread of the disease. Investigations will be carried out to identify the origin of this infestation.
The situation of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, occasionally detected in tomato crops, under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-11).