EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/31

Pseudomonas solanacearum outbreak in the EC (UK)

British authorities have informed EPPO that brown rot of potato, caused by Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 pest) has been found on a single farm in Oxfordshire, southern England. The disease was found in several potato cultivars grown in adjacent fields at this location. Inspections of surrounding farms have not revealed any further infection and the source of this isolated outbreak is unclear. The authorities are concerned about the occurrence of P. solanacearum under such climatic conditions. Strict measures to contain the disease have been applied on the farm and an eradication programme is being evaluated.


Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, UK (1993-01)