EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/167

Ralstonia solanacearum found on tomatoes in United Kingdom

The Plant Protection Service of United Kingdom has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in tomatoes in two adjacent glasshouses, located in the Bedfordshire area to the north of London. Restrictions have been placed on the holdings. Investigations are currently being carried out in order to determine the source of the outbreak and first indications showed that tomatoes have been infected by use of contaminated irrigation water from a river. R. solanacearum has been detected in water samples from the river concerned but, so far, no infected Solanum dulcamara plants have been found.


Plant Protection Service of United Kingdom, 1997-09.