Brown rot and ring rot of potato absent from Israel
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is absent from Israel. No records of its occurrence have ever been published. In the terms of ISPM No. 8, its status in Israel is "Absent: no pest records", since general surveillance indicates that the pest is absent now and has never been recorded. Furthermore, this status can be completed by the phrase "Confirmed by survey", on the basis of a survey conducted in 1993 and reported in 1994.
Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in Israel in the 1940s. When found again in 1972, as previously reported, a "documented pest eradication programme was conducted and was successful". In terms of ISPM No. 8, its status in Israel is thus "Absent: pest eradicated". Since that time, general and specific surveillance have confirmed the continued absence of potato brown rot in Israel.