Ralstonia solanacearum found in Hungary
The EPPO Secretariat was recently informed by the NPPO of Hungary that Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been detected on its territory. In June 2000, during the systematic surveillance of quarantine pests, the Hungarian NPPO has found infestations caused by R. solanacearum in ware potato fields. The bacterium was detected at the following places: 1.3 ha in Jászberény (Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county); 1.5 ha in Újfehértó (Hajdú-Bihar county); 12.2 ha in Rakamaz (Hajdú-Bihar county). The laboratory diagnosis was completed on 2000-07-10 by the Bacteriological Laboratory (Pécs) of the Hungarian NPPO. Quarantine measures have immediately been applied to prevent any further spread of the disease. The origin of the seed potatoes and the necessary additional phytosanitary measures are under investigation. The status of R. solanacearum in Hungary can be described as: Present: only in three very limited areas, under eradication.
NPPO of Hungary, 2000-08.