EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/11

Pseudomonas solanacearum is not present in the Canary Islands (ES)

In reaction to the publication of the Distribution List for Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest - EPPO RS 94/227), in which the disease was mentioned as present only in the Canary Islands and eradicated on the mainland, the Spanish Plant Protection Service has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that P. solanacearum has been eradicated from Canary Islands and has never been found on the mainland.

In the Canary Islands, the disease was detected in 1981, only in Las Palmas, on potatoes grown from imported seeds. An eradication program was implemented on the affected plot. Since then, the disease was never found again during surveys carried out on the whole island.

Therefore, the record for Spain should now read: eradicated in Canary Islands, never found on the mainland.


Spanish Plant Protection Service, 1994-11.