EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/151

Potato stolbur phytoplasma occurs in Poland

In Poland, potato stolbur phytoplasma (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is subject to official control. Each year, the Plant Protection Inspection Service inspects more than 20,000 ha of potato crops. In 1997, the first 3 foci of potato stolbur phytoplasma were detected. In 1998, 8 additional foci were found. Measures have been taken to eradicate the disease and prevent any further spread. The situation of potato stolbur phytoplasma in Poland can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas, under eradication.


Żandarski, J. (1999) Potato stolbur MLO – the threat for potato crops in Poland.
Progress in Plant Protection, 39(2), 868-871.