Situation of Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum in Cyprus and Morocco
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed of the situation of Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Cyprus and Morocco, by the Plant Protection Services of the two countries. These data have to be added to the answers given by the EPPO member governments on the situation of brown rot in Europe (EPPO RS 96/002 and RS 96/022).
Cyprus: the southern part of the island can be considered as free from B. solanacearum as mentioned already in EPPO RS 96/002, but the official authorities stress that they can only speak for the southern part of the island and not for the northern part.
Morocco: Although there have been some old records of B. solanacearum on tomato and Capsicum made in the 1940s, since then the bacterium has never been found on these crops or on potatoes. Therefore, B. solanacearum should be considered as absent from Morocco
Plant Protection Service of Cyprus, 1996-04.
Plant Protection Service of Morocco, 1996-04.