Recent findings of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, plum pox potyvirus and Xanthomonas fragariae in the Netherlands
The Plant Protection Service of the Netherlands has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that the following quarantine pests have been found in the Netherlands recently.
- Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found on tomato plants in twelve glasshouses which had received young seedlings produced from the same seed lot. All the plants were destroyed and the disease has been eradicated.
- Plum pox potyvirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found on plum trees (cv. Jubileum) used for fruit production. Measures have been taken to eradicate the disease, including destruction of infested trees and supervision of the infested plots by the Plant Protection Service.
- Xanthomonas fragariae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected in strawberry plants. The infestation was eradicated by a combination of measures to prevent further spread of the pathogen. These measures include destruction of the infested lot of strawberries and supervision by the Plant Protection Service.
Plant Protection Service of the Netherlands, 1996-09.