Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus is not present in Slovenia
After publishing the quarantine lists of Slovenia in EPPO Reporting Service 95/115 (1995-05), in which Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus was mentioned in the A2 list, the EPPO Secretariat has been informed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food that this pathogen is not present in Slovenia. It is stressed that the A2 list was only a draft list. Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus has been entered in the A2 list on a temporary basis only, until particulars about this pathogen has been fully verified. The only indirect evidence for the presence of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Slovenia is a single note dating from 1950, made by a phytosanitary inspector on the basis on his own visual inspection of potatoes cv. Merkur. This single old report has never been confirmed either by visual observation or by testing. Therefore, the official authorities of Slovenia deny the presence of ring rot in their country. Definitive quarantine lists will be published at the end of 1995.
EPPO Secretariat, 1995-09.