Situation of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Czech Republic
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Plant Protection Service of Czech Republic that Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is present locally in the country. During surveys, 400 samples were collected from different areas and tested by immunofluorescence staining or ELISA, followed by a biological test (egg plant test), and 12 positive results were obtained (May-June 1996). Eradication measures have immediately been applied and intensive surveys will continue in Czech Republic. This is the first confirmed record of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Czech Republic (there was previously an old and unconfirmed record referring to a manual on crop diseases from a Czech author which was most probably misinterpreted as a record for the country).
Plant Protection Service of Czech Republic, 1996-08.v