Synchytrium endobioticum found on Prince Edward Island, Canada
Synchytrium endobioticum (causing potato wart disease - EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in one farm on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Until now, the disease only occurred in Newfoundland and Labrador where phytosanitary measures have been applied since 1912. The presence of S. endobioticum in a single field in the New Annan area was confirmed in October 2000. So far, the disease appears to be confined to 0.4 ha in a corner of a 24 ha field. Measures have immediately been applied to prevent any further spread. To determine the extent of the disease, 400 soil samples are being analysed from the infested field and surrounding fields. So far, the situation of S. endobioticum on Prince Edward Island can be described as: Present, only in one field.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fact Sheet. Potato wart found in P.E.I.
Potato wart disease - Canada (Prince Edward Island). 2000-10-27