New records of bacterial diseases
The EPPO Panel on Bacterial Diseases has been discussing two new bacterial diseases which have been found recently in Europe and which might imply a danger to agriculture:
Xanthomonas campestris pv. incanae has been found on Matthiola incanae in the United Kingdom and was previously recorded only in Australia, South Africa and the USA.
Pseudomonas syringae pv. papulans mainly known from North America has been found once in England, but was never confirmed. The pathogen was also detected on apple in Italy in 1983 on susceptible cultivars in one valley. However, the disease was never recorded again in Italy after this initial finding.
EPPO Panel on Bacterial Deseases (1991-03)