Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus occurs in Belarus
The situation of potato diseases in Belarus was presented at the EPPO Conference on Potato Protection in Chernivtsy, Ukraine in 1998-07-07/10. During the last 10 years, the importance of Phytophthora infestans, Alternaria solani, Streptomyces scabies, Polyscytalum pustulans and Erwinia atroseptica has increased. In addition, diseases which were previously considered as relatively minor are now causing problems, such as Geotrichum candidum, Fusarium spp., Phytophthora erythroseptica). Finally, it is reported that after a long period of absence from potato crops, Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has started to be detected again causing problems. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of C. michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Belarus.
Ivanyuk, V.G. (1998) Phytopathological situation in potato in Belarus.
Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 28(4), 475-479.