Outbreak of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that over a period from January to May 2014, Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 List) has been detected on ware potatoes (Solanum tuberosum cvs. ‘Gala’, ‘Van Gogh’, ‘Lady Felicia’, ‘Melody’, ‘Mathilda’) on 4 farms. The extent of probable contaminations has been determined as being the entire areas of the farms. The origin of these infections is not known. On the 4 farms concerned, all potato lots have been inspected and no further findings were made. Official control measures were taken in accordance with the Council Directive 93/85/EEC.
The pest status of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2014-05).